Hi all, we hope you all had a great festive break and your New Year's resolutions are still intact.
The run up to the new season is well underway with winter nets starting a couple of weeks ago. Development (6-7pm) & U9s/11s (7-8pm) are on a Friday night at Boswells, the U13s/15s/16s are at KEGS on a Tuesday evening (6.15-7.45pm). Alison her team signed up over 50 kids last Saturday but that obviously leaves a large amount of children who have still to fill out the registration form for this year. Please if you haven't already get this done in the coming weeks at training, (This relates to all U18s)
Senior nets are also underway on a Sunday lunchtime (12-1.30pm) at KEGS, all year 9s and upwards are welcome to join us, it’s a great opportunity to come and knock over some first teamers and impress the senior skippers before the season starts!
Senior subs are also now due, they remain at a very competitive £30 as long as you pay them by April 1st, BACS, Springfield CC, Acc no.70863742; s/c 20 19 95 (leave reference) alternatively you can pass the subs onto myself (Jim) or Lambo at nets or the clubhouse.
There have been a few notable changes over the winter with TJ & Patters stepping down from the committee after a combined 40 odd years of service in various roles, many thanks to them for all their hard work over the years and good luck to Paul Durrant & James Gooday in their new roles as Chairman & Secretary. All the senior skippers remain in place from last year but we also welcome Richard Trim into fray as the new Saturday 5th team skipper after they were successfully voted into the league at the AGM back in November.
We have now set out some dates for your social diaries, all details are listed below. As usual these events are open to all members and friends and family and have in the past proved successful so please get them in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you up the ‘Corra’ soon.
Any proceeds raised after costs (if any) will be donated to Farleigh Hospice
Saturday Feb 23rd - Pool & Darts Competition
Two events two champions (never me)
Entry Fee Per Person (£3)
Hot Food included
Contact: Paul or Jimmy
Saturday March 16th - 2019 Cider Day
We welcome you to join us for the 3rd annual SCC cider day. Back in October Tony and his team cut, pulped & pressed a bounty of Essex's finest apples and pears and after a long winter the wonderful, organic juice will be ready for consumption. It's always a 'lively affair' and we'd love to see you all come and enjoy the cider. Entertainment is always provided, normally by just watching people attempt to walk back across the field!
Hot food included (pulled pork & apple focaccia)
Saturday March 30th - SCC Annual Golf Challenge
Texas scramble and lots of fun for those of all abilities (thankfully) Starts TBC (1pm...ish)
Cost Per Person: TBC
Contact Widge or Jimmy
To be followed that evening by - SCC Poker and Curry Evening
Another very popular event and has seen mighty battles in the past! (again never me)
Starts: 7pm (Sat March 30th)
Cost Per Person (£10)
Contact Paul or Jimmy
Saturday 6th April - Natwest Cricket Force Day
Starts : 10am
We need all hands on deck to help clean the clubhouse and its surroundings and get everything in place for the new season. Many hands make light work so please come and help out.
Sunday June 16th – Second Farleigh Hospice Charity Cricket Day
Full and further details will be sent out soon but lets see if we can beat the fantastic amount raised last year!
Wed 17th – Sun 21st July – SCC Presidents Week
With at least 2 senior games per day starting Wednesday evening, and our colts teams in action there is cricket food and our usual wide range of ales to suit all tastes! More details later.
Reminder SCC September Tour - Belgrade (Tuesday 24th September, Wizz air out of Luton)
Emails and notifications have gone out with full details last year, and is still available on the website. But please get your flights booked and let Paul or Jimmy know so we can confirm numbers with Russell. It’s always great fun, we have about 15 signed up already but only 6/7 cricketers so could do with a few more. If you need any help booking flights/hotels speak to Jim. Flights are going up in price so hurry!
I will send out individual updates on each of the events as we get closer. See you all soon
Paul & Jim