Wishing All Our Members All The Very Best For Christmas and The New Year.
** Message from Arthur Irwin**
I would like to thank all of the club members and guests who came to the annual Prize Draw and Quiz night on Friday 5th December.
It was once a again a lively and fun packed night and a terrific start to the festive season.
I would especially like to thank all of the very generous supporters who donated so many of the prizes and all of those who bought draw tickets.
A special thank you must go to Nigel and Nellie from the Red Cat in Greasby for the prize of a Meal for 4 and a Bottle of Wine which was our star prize.
Merry Christmas and A Very happy New Year
As you draw back the curtains on these cold, dark, wintery mornings, the 2015 cricket season is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Not so for 1st XI Captain Andy Roberts and Cricket Chairman Graeme Keenan who have been busy working away behind the scenes setting things up for next season.
Those plans are steadily coming to fruition, and it is with great delight that they can announce two pieces of warming news. Firstly, despite several overtures from some high profile Premier League clubs, Matty Ingram has committed to play at Old Greasby Road for the 2015 season. This is great news to be able to secure Matty’s service following his Cheshire debut last season and we look forward to him having a very fruitful season with both bat and ball. The second announcement is related to our overseas player where we have managed to secure the services of talented Kiwi; Ben Cant. Ben’s profile lists him as a top order batsmen and medium fast bowler. He has represented Otago ‘A’ in New Zealand and has strong aspirations to make the grade over there, and has been voted North Otago “Cricketer of the Year” for 3 of the last 4 seasons. On top of this, Ben has experience of playing in the UK having spent the 2014 season playing for Newcastle Cricket Club in the North East Premier League and is also a qualified coach, so we’ll be looking forward to him passing on some of his skills throughout the club.
*****Club Awards 2015*****
Batting Award - Andy Beacher
Bowling Award - James Woods
Fielding Award - Darren Warburton
Young Player - Dan Owen
****Proposed Holland Tour 2015****
At the club's annual hot pot there as a ground swell from members for the 2015 cricket tour to return to Holland after the success of the last tour there in 2013.. Ian Bruce said that he was prepared to source fixtures and accommodation subject to there being sufficient numbers
If the tour follows the previously one to Holland we will be flying from John Lennon airport and staying in or around Utrecht. The tour will be for five day Monday - Friday, hopefully sometime in July
You will appreciate that the earlier we hear from you the earlier we can finalise the tour details. However at this early stage it will be impossible to advise the cost of flights and / or accommodation.
The 100 Club
The previous winners are :-
May. Arthur Irwin (95)
June. Maureen Cowley (72)
July. Chris Dhenin (81)
If you are not already a member of the 100 club and wish to join then Ian Sharrock is your point of contact, 07899895202. The cost is only £1 per month and all proceeds will go towards the building of our new tea room and help in general with the running of our great club.
Final Points & Positions.
1st XI - Points 265 Position 6th
2nd XI - Points 423 Position 1st
3rd XI - Points 294 Position 5th
4th XI - Points 250 Position 7th
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
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