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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.

 

 

 

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.
 
 
 
 

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.

 

The leaves have fallen

An autumnal image

(taken 13.11.2020)

 

The latest image of the trees.

 

Autumn has arrived

Autumn 2020

 

Autumn is here and the leaves are falling.

 

Image taken 22.10.2020