P&TG Cricket Club – Winter 2011/12
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:41
Parent Category: Updates
Welcome to a new year -for the last two years, snow has been the main talking point, however it is the strong gale force winds that form the main focus this year. As you will gather, there is not a lot to talk about as far as cricket is concerned.
At the end of last season, work on the cricket square was completed and equipment was stored away for the winter. Additional work has been done installing a boundary fence in front of the hedges around the ground. This will hopefully prevent delays caused during matches while cricket balls are retrieved. Work during the winter is taking place on the old pavilion to create a family room that can be used for colts coaching and meetings
The Cricket Club AGM was held last November and the annual awards were made. 1st X1 player of the year was Danny Lewis, 2nd X1 Player of the year was Danny Graham, Sunday Player of the Year was Joe Fisher, Young Player of the Year was Elliot Scott and the Chairman’s Award went to Chris Smith.
A special presentation was made to Gilbert Knight in appreciation for his work with the club as player, treasurer, and Ist X1 scorer. He has been at the club for 50 years -49 as treasurer which is a fantastic achievement. He steps down from his treasurer’s role though is carrying on scoring for the club on Saturdays during the season as long as he manages to find the right ground!
For those keen to start practising for the coming season, winter nets at the Royal Grammar School Sports Hall have been organised and start on the 7 February from 7.15 to 8.15. with a break the following week for half term, starting again on 21 February. From 20th March we have organized an extra hour to start colt’s coaching from 7.15 to 8.15 whilst adult sessions will run from 8.15 to 9.15. The new 1st X1 and 2nd captains are keen to see as many players there as possible -sessions are also open to anyone thinking of joining the club.
Following a good year last year with the 1st X1 winning the Morrant Chilterns Knockout Cup and both teams finishing midway in their leagues we are keen to attract more players to the club. Once again, a full fixture card means we will be running two teams on Saturday in the league and one on Sunday playing in friendly fixtures against local clubs. If anyone out there of any standard is interested in playing cricket this season you will be warmly welcomed at the club. Please contact Steve Coleman below if you would like further information.
League fixtures for 2012 have arrived and will be processed into the Club’s fixtures card. If anyone is keen to promote their business or be a match day sponsor, we would be delighted to hear from you, please contact Jeff Morris, Fixture Secretary on 07879 668246.
We will be organising coaching for the colts during the summer term. Full details of starting date, age groups and days when the coaching will take place will appear in the next edition of Village Voice. Any parents keen to help or would like to bring children along please contact Paul Finch on 07971 263863.
This article was written by Steve Coleman (07845 418222) and first appeared in the February/March 2012 edition of Village Voice (issue 148). To see it in its original format please select the relevant edition from the Village Voice pages of this website.
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