Beginning of season and working party
The season is now fast approaching and with that, we need to get some things done at the club to get us ready for our first game on the 17th! We are having a working party this Saturday 3rd of April at 10 am, with last year’s working party being limited due to the virus and having some individuals damaging the net there is a short list of things we need to do: Repair the sightscreen with new wood and supports, trim down the net poles to make the net useable again, cleaning/clearing out the scorebox, general housekeeping of the clubhouse and ground. With this in mind, we feel it would be a good idea if as many as possible regular 1st XI and Sunday players can attend so we can get these done in time for the season obviously in bubbles of 6 to follow the current guidelines.
Additionally, with the first friendlies only weeks away, I would again ask you to update your availability on the google spreadsheet and preferably update several weeks in advance so we can get an idea of the people available for the early friendlies as well as the league games! If you can’t access the google spreadsheet there is a guide on the website under senior and availability (http://www.southgatecompton.com/availability.html) or please contact Ben about getting you access.
I am not sure if you are all aware but Alex Molloy has now taken over Sunday captain so thank you to him for taking this role on and looking forward to playing under him! This means for Sunday's friendlies he will be the person to contact with your availability/selection as the year goes on but to begin with I will be helping to ease the transition.
End of season
In the end it was great to get some cricket in when many, myself included doubted we would get any in. Thanks to all the committee and other volunteers to get cricket on for both adults and the colts.
A good season where the 1XI managed an unbeaten run all year in a great team effort, a special mention goes to Cameron for his 126 runs in just 3 innings while also averaging 9 with the ball.
Sunday's were also a good mix of wins and loses but every game was played in the right spirit and was throughly enjoyable, with uncertain times lets hope we can get back to winter nets next year and maybe even another promotion in the season!
club update feb 2021
A brief update on what has happened since the end of last season..
With the present pandemic we will not be holding Winter nets as it would be unsafe to do so and the School premises are not available.
We are aware that we are overdue with the AGM and we have decided to undertake this via a Microsoft Teams meeting 4th March and you will be receiving details of how to be involved in the meeting very shortly. We have just undertaken a Committee Meeting via this method and it worked well. A full list of fixtures should be available towards the end of February following The League AGM. Dave Frame has been working hard in the Winter on the Sunday fixtures and practically all the season is now covered.
Hopefully by the time of the AGM we may have a better idea as to when we will be able to begin playing again.
Just to confirm your Committee will be looking to ensure that all Government guidelines are complied with before the season commences.
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