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Welcome to ARCS

What is ARCS?

ARCS is the Adastral Recreational Cricket Society.

Where is it?

ARCS is centred on Adastral Park, just outside Ipswich, and aims to provide cricket, primarily of a fun kind, for those based at the Park (and also various BT sites in the area) who do not play regularly.

Who can play?

For guidance on who can play please see the eligibility rule.

This web site

This web site is still a work in progress so do not be surprised if something doesn't behave quite as you would expect. If you spot any bugs or inaccuracies, or can think of any essential improvements let me know.


21st June 2007

2007 Semi Finals now confirmed:

25th Jun Fraud Squad vs. Empty Raincoats - Cup Semi

26th Jun Reapers vs. Research (R17) - Plate Semi

27th Jun Caught Jesters vs. Runouts Unlimited - Cup Semi

Bouncers & Googlies get a bye to the Plate final.

Semi-final matches are on the usual square at Notcutts' Ground (unless stated otherwise in the fixtures spreadsheet), and are on a knock-out basis (i.e. no points).

18th May 2007

Message to Captains from Jim on Rescheduling Rained off matches:

In typical ARCS fashion, as soon as the season starts it seems that we get inclement weather! So perhaps an opportune time to talk about the procedures for fixture rearrangement should we be unlucky enough to have matches rained off.

With the limited number of teams and the competition structure we have in place (the same as last year incidentally), all teams will have one game per week for 6 out of 7 weeks. These game are scheduled Mon-Wed most weeks and therefore most Thursdays are theoretically available for fixture rearrangements. However, your Committee appreciate that arranging teams for more than one game per week is not easy and therefore a dictatorial style of fixture rearrangement from yours truly would go down like the proverbial lead balloon.

Therefore, the Committee have decided that the most pragmatic approach to this is for the Captains of the teams whose game has been rained off should select and agree one of the available 'spare fixtures', and then inform the fixtures secretary (Jim Pettifor) of their selection. Jim will check with Ipswich School, update the fixtures on the website and confirm the change to the Captains concerned. If it proves impossible to agree on a mutually acceptable rearrangement date, the fixture will be cancelled and the game will NOT count towards the averages of teams concerned.

Please also note that games played up until 20th June will be both preliminary games which will decide places in Semi-finals and Finals, and also contribute to final league positions. Therefore any game scheduled up to this date need to be re-played prior to the semi-finals (scheduled for the week beginning 25th June) if that result is to influence the semi-finals pairings.

6th May 2007

To avoid clashes with matches at Ipswich School we have changed the venues of some matches. Could captains please check the revised fixture spreadsheet which will be sent out shortly. Some matches will now be on a different pitch at Henley Road, Finals will only be on the Ivry Street pitch where marked.

18th March 2007

All 7 teams have confirmed their places in the ARCS competitions for 2007 season, so we will be running the same one League & two Cup competition format as last year, the fixtures will be available in early April for an early May start.

As always, we welcome new players, so if you want to enjoy some social cricket (enthusiasm required, skill or experience optional) just contact one fo the committee or captains and we will gladly introduce you to ARCS cricket with one of our teams.

17th September 2006

The 2006 AGM and Presentation Evening will take place at the Dove Street Inn, Ipswich at 8:00pm, Mon 18th Sept, all captains & players are welcome to join us as we set the rules & formats for the 2007 season over a pint of ale.

25th August 2006

Congratulations to the Empty Raincoats, ARCS Premiership Champions 2006 !!

Details of the AGM and Presentation Evening will be available soon for the Raincoats to pick up their trophies, and all ARCS captains & players to have a say in a review of the 2006 season, and setting rules, structure, etc, for 2007 - and of course a pint & a chilli.

13th July 2006

Contratulations to the Runouts and the Fraud Squad, ARCS 2006 Cup & Plate winners respectively, after 2 competitive and enjoyable finals played in the sunshine at Ipswich School main ground.

30th June 2006

Congratulations to the Empty Raincoats and Runouts UnLimited, who will be contesting the Cup Final on Tues 11th July, and also to R17 and Fraud Squad who will be contesting the Plate Final the day after. Both finals will be played at the Main School ground (off Ivry Street), anyone is welcome to come & spectate.

6th May 2006

The sun is shining, and the evenings are getting lighter - must be the cricket season! ARCS 2006 season kicks off 8th May (fixtures now available via the link above); unfortunately we have lost 3 teams over the winter due to work commitments & creaking bones .... but on the plus side, it means more games for the keen souls that remain.

If there are any players out there with an association (however tenuous !!) to Adastral Park who would like to enjoy some social cricket in the Suffolk sunshine on week-day evenings, please contact one of the committee (details under "Guide" link above) and we will happily find you a new cricketing "home" with some like-minded individuals.

14th July 2005

The Plate Final turned into one of the best matches ARCS has seen in years. Out with a Bang! decided to bat first, based on the late arrival of one of their players by taxi. A steady stream of runs led to a total of 133. In reply, Fraud Squad started very slowly, being on only about 80 off 9 overs but put their big hitters in to the middle order to make for three very tense last overs. It all came down to Fraud Squad requiring 5 off two balls. They ran for three before the last batsman was run out leaving them one run short with one ball remaining but no wickets left. For his staunch effort in this excellent match, Fraud Squad player Gurvinder Singh was awarded Man of the Match.

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