Windsor Cricket Club Newsletter – April 5th 2004
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In this issue:
– Welcome to the new season
– Club Day April 9th
– Inter Club Game April 17th
– Prague Cricket Tour
– Windsor CC FC Cup Final
Welcome to the new Season!
Although judging by the weather outside it may not seem like the cricket season, it’s time to get the kit down from the attic and discover pulled muscles you forgot you had as the start of the season marches quickly towards us!
This season marks an excellent chance to build upon the success of last season and we are boosted by the news the Justin Granger, a 21 year old South African of some repute will be joining us from Monday 12th April. Justin is currently in the U23 Easterns Academy and playing in the Premier League in Durban where he has currently taken 38 wickets at an average of just 14 and has a batting average of 41 in 11 matches. Batsmen of Division 1 be warned!!! Justin is a qualified cricket coach and will be willing to undertake private coaching sessions for colts and seniors alike upon his arrival. However, we are looking for any part time/seasonal work that Justin may take part in so if you know of any bar work/data entry type of work available, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also generated a lot of interest from new members who are keen to join us for the new season at all levels, many of which have already taken part in winter nets, and will be meeting many of you for the first time at nets and pre-season games. I’m sure you will make them all feel welcome and we hope that they enjoy their time at Windsor Cricket Club both on and off the field. As always are on the lookout for new members, so if you know of anyone in the local area who has an interest in cricket, by all means bring them along to pre season nets and introduce them to the club.
One notable absentee from last season will be Mark Huggins who has decided to join Maldern Wanders of the Surrey Championship. This is a great opportunity for Mark to bring his unique ‘talents’ to the top of the cricketing pyramid in the area, and he leaves with the best wishes of Windsor Cricket Club behind him. We hope he will pop in and see us from time to time, and if it doesn’t work out I’m sure Charles Light will welcome him back into the 4th XI with open arms! Best of luck Mark!
Off the field transformations have been taking place in the club pavilion. Many of you will have seen the new Calor Gas ‘blimp’ outside the outdoor nets; this provides heating for both the clubhouse and the new showers that have been installed in the changing rooms. In the clubhouse, new carpets and curtains are being installed in time for the new season, and the possibility of new furniture is still being considered (If you know of any pub clearance / job lot auctions please let us know!). Sky TV is now installed and can be watched in the main bar and Middleton room and will be showing a number of sporting events throughout the year including the Euro 2004 championships, so why not make use of the cheapest bar in town, and also help support your club!
Club Day – April 9th
Good Friday April 9th sees the Annual Club day in which we all take our turns at rolling up our sleeves and having a spring clean around the clubhouse. This involves the painting of sightscreens, changing rooms and repair of nets etc. in time for the coming season. All club members are expected to attend this event to lend their weight behind the many jobs need to be done around the club. All paint brushes, paint etc. will be provided – the more people that turn up, the quicker we get things done! The fun and games start from 10am.
Needless to say the bar will be open throughout, so there is no danger of anyone dying from thirst!
Inter Club Game April 17th
The annual curtain raiser to the new season, the inter club game will take place at the Home Park on Saturday April 17th. This fixture involves all members of the club with the sides being picked from the available pool of players. This is an excellent opportunity to have a look at new players who have joined the club, and for players to gently ease their way back into the swing of things. We also have friendly fixture vs Cranbourne on Sunday 18th April.
More details will follow but please let us know your availability NOW by emailing email@example.com. Please DON’T ASSUME we know you are available / unavailable!
Prague Cricket Tour
In the past two seasons we have toured Holland and Ireland which have proved varied success ON the pitch but 100% success for the tourists who went on them OFF the pitch!! This year we have made preliminary contact with Prague Cricket Club and they are willing to host a touring party from Windsor this year. We have preliminary date of July 11th-16th. The approximate cost including flights and accommodation will be in the region of £130. However, we need to firm numbers and dates up very quickly. If you are a definite or would like further information please email Prague@windsorcc.com
Further details will be released as soon as we know them.
Windsor Cricket Club aim for first trophy of season – before a ball is bowled!
Windsor Cricket Club will be aiming for their first trophy of the season, before it has even begun! However, whilst their batsmen are still applying linseed oil to their bats and limbering up in pre season nets, the football arm of the club Windsor CC FC, are poised to challenge for a trophy after reaching the final of the Slough Town Cup after brushing aside Holland Park reserves 5-1 (Darren Ward (2), Tom Bullock, Chris Kenny, Dan Fraser) in the semi final last week.
The club, which was formed in 1992 to keep the cricketers active in the close season, could potentially field a team consisting entirely of past and current players of Windsor Cricket Club including player manager Danny Brown, second eleven captain Chris Edge and his vice captain Rob Noble.
The final is played on Wednesday April 14th at Burnham FC (Kick off 7.30pm) against Slough Heating Reserves after their win against Taplow FC.
Come along and support the Boys!
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