The Monmouthshire County Cricket Association.
The Macey Shield Knock-Out Final 2012
Sunday August 12th - 2pm start (reserve date Sunday August 19th)
Panteg CC v Sudbrook CC
at Llanarth C. C.
Match Officials : Mr. Michael Holcombe and Mr. Robert Szpadt.
The Macey Shield 2012
In what has been the worst early summer in memory the weather then relented briefly to allow the semi final round to be concluded on the date originally set aside for the Final at Llanarth, who themselves were previous winners of the competition in 1997 and 2000. The first semi final saw Sudbrook reach their place in the final by beating Pontymister having defeated neighbours Chepstow in the Quarter Final. Panteg have arrived in the Final having beaten Premier League opposition in the form of Usk, in the Quarter Final and then Newport in the Semi Final.
Thanks go to Mike Rouse, the Secretary of the Monmouthshire Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers, for arranging umpires for the clubs in the earlier rounds and for the semi finals and for the final.
The Monmouthshire County Cricket Association wishes to express its thanks to Macey Sports for their continued and most generous support of the Competition which they have sponsored since 1981.
We wish to pay tribute to John Owen, who was a stalwart of the Monmouthshire County Cricket Association, secretary of the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League and secretary of the Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers as well as a valued member of Usk Cricket Club for many years. John lost a long battle against illness earlier this year and we extend our deepest sympathy to his wife and family over their loss.
Panteg Cricket Club
Panteg are making a relatively rare appearance in The Macey Shield Final although they were previous winners of the competition, on two occasions, in 1983 and more recently in the 2006 final at Usk.
Panteg are having a successful season, when weather permits, in the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League First Division and will, no doubt, be looking to consolidate their position and make a final push for promotion.
They have assembled a well balanced squad of players and are able to call on the experience of ex Glamorgan pace bowler, David Harrison and his younger brother Adam, who like David had his county career cut short by injury, both of whom were products of the Panteg club.
Sudbrook Cricket Club
This is the eleventh Macey Final appearance for defending champions, Sudbrook, who are bidding to gain their seventh Macey Shield success and confirm their position as the most successful cub in the history of the competition. Sudbrook are currently unbeaten at the top of the First Division of the Glamorgan and Monmouthshire League and have a group of basically, home grown, maturing, young players, who are developing into a formidable team, that has beaten both Chepstow, in this competition and Panteg in the league in recent encounters.
Man of the Match
This year`s award will be adjudicated by the Monmouthshire Macey Knock-out Committee in conjunction with the umpires.