WELCOME TO 2021

THE CLUB WISHES YOU A HAPPIER NEW YEAR!

 

 

The Club wishes all Members – Players, Vice Presidents, Supporters and Followers a much HAPPIER NEW YEAR for 2021 than we had last year and says THANK YOU to you all for your continued support of it, especially in these difficult times.

In the unprecedented year that we had to endure last year, lets hope we can return to more normality of previous seasons with more cricket matches played and more use of the Club made.

However, whilst we remain in the highest tiers of restrictions, we can not open the Clubhouse. Yet, as long as the respective rules are followed, you are most welcome to come to the Ground and have a walk around it as part of your daily exercise.

A lot of Ground and surrounds work has and continues to take place by volunteers since the 2020 season ended last September, whilst the Housing Development in the neighbouring fields is continuing at pace. It’s worth popping down to have a look at the changing landscape!

The relevant Cricket Leagues are making plans and options for our various sides (Youth and Seniors) for the 2021 season and we hope that it will start on time. 

To the players (and prospective players) any indoor 2021 winter nets are currently on hold, whilst the outdoor nets at the Club remain out of use.

As soon the Club has more information or updates, it will post on here, or on Social Media or via email to Members.

We look forward to seeing you this year at the Club and Ground.

Please continue to support and be part of the Club.

 

 

 

Phoenix 100 Club December draw

And the lucky winners drawn are …………

 

The second bi-annual Draw of the year was made on 19.12.2020 for the £100, £50 and £30 prizes.

The three lucky people to have their numbers plucked from the barrel were:

 

£100 – 17 – Hannah Edmunds

£50   –   1 – Angela Ashley (whose birthday it just happened to be, too – HB!)

£30   – 31 – Phil Morris

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

 

Thanks to all Phoenix 100 Club members for your continued support of it. It does raise vital sums for the Club and there a a few lucky winners.

Since we have been unable to hold our two social events this year with a complimentary drink, for those who renew their subscription in April when the next 100 Club year begins, then those drinks will be rolled over. Hopefully, by then we can hold an event, which means the next one will see Members entitled to three drinks. Fingers crossed, we can.

There are three more £30 Draws due for the months of January, February and March.

In the meantime, stay safe and take care.

A Virtual video of the Draw can be seen on the following Facebook link:

Facebook

 

Wishing you a MERRY ‘little’ CHRISTMASK !!!

What a year this has been!

 

A most fitting and relevant article

The 2020 season

 

We know we have a club full for amazing volunteers who put in hours and hours and those ‘behind the scenes’ who are rarely appreciated, nor even known about, so we can all enjoy the game, be it playing, watching or drinking!
 
 
 
“And so, my heroes of the summer are all those who gave us the chance to play our game.
 
Every member of every committee that worked tirelessly to keep their club going through lockdown.
 
Each groundsman who sat on his roller, preparing wickets for a season he couldn’t be sure would ever come.
 
League officials who put in place several scenarios and planned for each eventuality.
 
Umpires who, given what we know of this virus, might have been forgiven for opting out.
 
All those who missed out as they shielded in line with government advice, watching on from afar with envy and admirable restraint.
 
ECB executives, who railed against government statements, often contradictory and directly from the mouth of the Prime Minister.
 
Junior coaches who packed entire campaigns into August, desperate to ensure their youngsters didn’t miss out; everyone who had a part to play.”
 
 
 
THANKS GO to ALL of our Club Volunteers. You know who you are.
 
 
 
 

November’s Phoenix 100 Club Draw made

And the winner is ………………………..

 

The monthly Draw for the Phoenix 100 Club for the £30 prize was made today at the Club.

The lucky winner to have their number drawn from the barrel was:

 

3 – Jenny Jones

 

Congratulations.

 

Video of the draw can be found on the below link:

 

https://www.facebook.com/andy.smith.336/videos/10225067687778605

 

 

Lockdown 2

No outdoor nets currently allowed

 

The ECB have sent out email clarification from Sport England to Clubs regarding any continued usage of their outdoor nets (sent on 13/11).

 

They cannot take place, until we are told otherwise, as the Club is classed as a private Club and as such do not fall into the ‘public outdoor space’ category.

 

No further bookings for them can now be taken.

 

Sorry.