It is a beautiful day as I write of the season to come and soon we will be back at the Cricket ground for the summer. Cricket comes round very quickly after Christmas and our planning is well under way – machinery is being repaired thoughts are turning to our working party weekend on the 28-29 March and then the cricket season begins at the end of April.
At our AGM in November the club voted for Dave Taylor to remain as 1st Team Captain, Julian Wright stood down as 2nd Team Captain, and Mark Tubb was asked to take on the role having been vice for the past few years, Dave Eaton has taken over as Sunday Captain. Julian now takes on the role of Club Captain and we wish them all well for the coming season.
Our season starts on Saturday 25th April with both teams playing Cropredy home and away in friendly matches – the first team playing at home. The following Sunday May 3rd we play Great Tew in our first venture into the Village Cup – a knockout competition which ends up with a day at Lords for the finalists. We then host the England Deaf cricket team on the Monday 4th May, this is a great honour for the club and a day we are all looking forward to.
The League then starts in earnest on Saturday 9 May with the first team hosting Bicester & North Oxford at home and the second team travel to Didcot.
Our plans for the new pavilion are progressing and we will continue to keep you informed and updated when we are in a position to do so.
There will be lots more fund raising events this year ; Quiz night early in the season, Family games evening – normally the last day of the school year, Race night
All our events and fixtures are on our website www.horleycc.co.uk or via our Cricket Club page or in the calendar on our village website thehorleyviews.com and we look forward to seeing you all soon when the weather is as bright as today but warmer!
Kind regards Judith Beck
Tel: 07816 134708 email: Judith_17@btinternet.com
Friday 27th March – Meet & Greet Player registration 7.00 – 9.00, a very popular evening when we all catch up with each other over supper which this year will be Chilli – meat and vegetarian – the cost for the Supper is £5 per adult £3 per child. Registration will be for both Senior and Junior players more details will be on our website shortly.
Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th March – Working weekend in association with Nat West who sponsor this event – anyone is welcome to come and help as we get the ground and pavilion ready for the summer – 11am onwards
Monday 4th May – England ‘A’ hearing impaired squad – we are proud to be hosting this team for the day, this is a unique occasion and spectators are welcome to come and watch.
Saturday 24th October – Dinner Dance at Bloxham School.