A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Welford Park Cricket Club Race Night on Saturday. There were around 70 attendees, who all seemed to appreciate the good food and the fun racing on the big screen. I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the catering and to the Social Club for running a fantastic bar for us. Many thanks to everyone who The start of the race night, Ian Herrington as compare and commentatorbecame an owner of a horse or its jockey and, of course, to everyone who placed a bid in the final auction race of the night which raised £295. Finally, I would like to thank JSC Communications for their continued sponsorship of this evening together with the individual race sponsors listed below.




The anticipation The evening started off with the James Barrett Stable again in fine form, winning the opening race of the night, making it 6 winners in a row over the last two race nights. He eventually ended up with 2 winners from his 5 horses but Upendra Deshpande also had two winners from his 3 horses running to end up as joint top owners. Alex Hutchinson ended up as top Jockey with 3 winners from his 4 rides. The results were as follows:-



Race Title




Sporting Agenda Sprint

Neigh-ver say Never

James Barrett

Will Herrington

The Beanie Stakes


Jane Turton

Alex Hutchinson

The ITQ Gallop

Shed is Bigger

Adrian Bean

Alex Hutchinson

Five Bells Dash

Frog Leg

Upendra Deshpande

Mike Brook

Skelly Invitational Sprint

Hay today gone tomorrow

James Barrett

Alex Hutchinson

Moss Vehicle Maintenance Stakes

Potus45 Burger

Brenda Scott

Mark Jurgens

Westbrook Taxi Chase

Beamer Boy

Andrew Skelton

Adrian Bean

Newbury Fine Foods Handicap


Upendra Deshpande

Paul Bowers



Hayley Brown

Colin de Fraine



People winning on the last raceThe money raised will help to pay for essential new sight screens for the Club as the old ones have not survived another winter.

We hope to run a Race Night again in March 2018 and look forward to you joining us then.

Many thanks again to everyone who has supported our fund raising.


Ian Herrington – On behalf of the Welford Park C. C. Fund Raising Committee



Race night – Great Shefford Village Hall, Saturday 4th March 2017

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Welford Park Cricket Club are pleased to announce the return of “The Race Night”. The event will again be sponsored by JSC Communication to whom we are most grateful.


Doors will open at 19:00 with the first race scheduled for 19.30.

This is a great evening out and will support your local cricket club at the same time. There will be an eight race card (plus a 9th auction race at the end) with a break in the middle to allow a two course meal, based on Jacket potatoes to be served. Many thanks to those people who have offer to produce the chilli, veg curry and tuna and sweetcorn options.

We would like to thank:-

  • Sporting Agenda
  • Westbrook Taxis

Who have agreed to be race sponsors but we are still looking for more businesses to become involved.

Now is the time to get involved. Become an owner for £3 and name your horse. Be a Jockey for only £1. Both the owner and Jockey win a prize if your horse is a winner on the night. There will be a tote run on the night with a 50% payout with the balance going into the club funds.  GET INVOVLED and make a note in your diary. (add event to your calendar)

Tickets for the evening are priced at £7 which need to be purchased prior to the event with your meal selection made. If you would like to attend, Sponsor a race or become an owner or Jockey please contact Ian Herrington on 07879 204696 or email him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he would be more than happy to deal with your request.

Welford Park cricket club would like to thank everyone who attended and helped with the very successful evening on Saturday 7th March 2015 especially the Social Club for making their facility available to us and all the people who cooked the food and made the puddings.

The evening was attended by just over 70 people and the club’s aim of raising enough money to cover the repair of the sight screens that have been destroyed by the wind this winter seems to have been achieved.

Amazingly the James Barrett stable was in sparkling form, with 6 horses running on the night, he had 5 winners and 1 second so walked away with lots of prizes. Everyone seemed happy as he left prior to the Auction race which was won by owner Alex Woodward with Amy Folland being the Jockey.

We will run the event again in 2016 around the same date (which ever is a free 6 nations weekend at the start of March) and we look forward to seeing you all again next year plus a few of the people who missed out this year as they were away or double booked.

Many thanks to everyone again,

Ian Herrington on Behalf of the Welford Park C. C. Fund raising committee.


Welford Park Cricket Club our pleased to announce that JSC Communications have agreed to the headline sponsor for this our 2nd annual race night.

The event will be held on Saturday 7th March at Great Shefford Village Hall.

Door will open via the social club at 19:00 with the first race scheduled for 19:30


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For those of you who know nothing about our sponsor JSC Communications has over ten years experience in PR and communications specialising in the lifestyle, sports, food & drink and venue sectors. With extensive experience in customising, managing and activating sponsorship campaigns for companies JSC helps leverage business through sponsorship. By listening to a clients’ corporate objectives, JSC can create effective marketing programmes and deliver value across all aspects and stages of the sponsorship spectrum whether B2B or B2C. Additionally, with a wealth of relationships and understanding of sports properties, JSC has been responsible for placing numerous sponsors within sport.

Now it is time to have a great evening at the races and support your local cricket club at the same time! This is an event for Welford Park Cricket Club who are fund raising to purchase much needed equipment.  

It is planned that there will be an interval in the middle of the racing (after 4 races) when a two course meal, based on jacket potatoes with a vegetarian option available, will be served. Many thanks to the people who have volunteered to prepare the food. The link to the social club will be open so that drinks can be purchased throughout the evening.

We would like to thank the following who have generously agreed to be race sponsors but with a total of 9 races we are still looking for additional sponsors:-


We are now looking for people to become the owners of the Horses (£3) for which you can name the horse and also to be the Jockey (£1). There will be prizes awarded on the night for the winning owner and Jockey. Of course there will be a tote run for people to place their bets during the night which will have a 50% payout. So now is the time for you to get involved and make a note in your diary.

Tickets for the evening are £7 per person and need to be pre purchased with your main meal selection made. If you would like to attend, become an owner or a Jockey (you do not need to attend to be one of these and your prize will be sent to you) then please contact Ian Herrington on 01488 648132 who will be more than happy to deal with your request.




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