The sportsman’s dinner is approaching fast – next Friday 24 March. It will include an auction of items and ‘promises’ at the dinner including this fantastic oil painting by Fred Ingrams of the Fens. If any other GCC members have any nice things that they are able to put into the auction to raise money for the club then do let us know. We are hoping to put a new drive up to the ground, an electronic scoreboard across the other side of the main pitch and run power to the nets. Running electric cable for this will be very expensive so if you are able to help with an item or a ‘promise’ it would help immensely. Please contact Peter Barnes on 07825351062. And if you want to make a bid for Fred’s painting but you’re not going to the dinner just email Fred via his website or contact Barnesy. Don’t forget about the GCC quiz on Saturday 1 April. Let Peter or Robbie in the village shop have your team details as soon as possible so that we can work …
GCC is looking to gain interest from potential sponsors from within and around the club. We will be offering two packages: 1 year at £300 or 2 years at £450. For that, the sponsor would gain a sign-board mounted on the perimeter fence of the 1st team pitch, and they would be added to the club website and mentioned in club tweets on Twitter. This is simple and affective way for us to bring essential funding into the club and so we encourage all club members to do what they can to seek support – possibly from their employer. If you wish to discuss any of the above in further detail, please call club Chairman Paul Feavearyear on 07795 271033 or 01603 715756.
The annual ECB NatWest Cricket Force works party weekend will be held on 1st & 2nd April, between 9am-4pm. Please come along and lend a hand – support from all club members is key to ensure that the ground, pitch and clubhouse are all ready for the new season.
Unfortunately the first indoor nets session was cancelled due to lack of numbers – which was very disappointing. However we have two more sessions before the start of the 2017 season, namely Sunday 26th March and 2nd April, both at Long Stratton Leisure Centre, between 4-6pm. It is essential both sessions are well supported to ensure the club and its players are ready for what will be an important and challenging season on all fronts… Providing all preparation works are completed, we hope that outdoor nets will start the following week, provisionally Thurs 6th April.
A message from Barnesy The sportsman’s dinner is approaching fast and ticket sales are going very well. We are hoping to have an auction of ‘promises’ at the dinner and so if any members have any nice things that they are able to put into the auction to raise money for the club then do let me know. We are hoping to put a new drive up to the ground, an electronic scoreboard across the other side of the main pitch and run power to the nets. Running electric cable for this will be very expensive so if you are able to help with an item or a ‘promise’ it would help immensely. Please contact me (Peter Barnes) on 07825351062
The club is once again holding a quiz at the Village Hall on 1st April at 7.30pm (doors open 6.45). The cost is £6 per person and this includes a hot meal. Teams of up to a maximum of six people. Please contact Peter Barnes (01953 681026 or 07825 351062) or Robbie at the village shop to book your places/teams. All money raised will go towards financing a new drive up to the club!