Think you may have won something? Turn up and find out!
Will be held at GLA on Friday 23rd September at 7.00pm.
Think you may have won something? Turn up and find out!
John Nester and the 'Groundsteam' took the opportunity given by the wonderful September weather to start in earnest on preparations for next season!
A few hours hard slog in the hot weather will no doubt bear fruits for 2017 and the wicket will be as good as ever. All that's needed now is some rain!!
Now all the money has been tallied up, it can be revealed that almost £4,000 was raised at the recent Huntington's Charity day at GLA.
The amount raised has now increased year on year. Pictured below are Derek Pickering (Chairman), Margaret Cairney (HD Organiser) and John Nester (Groundsman).
A fantastic day was had by all and lots of money was raised for this worthwhile cause. Well done to all those involved!
Next Sunday, the 24th July, will see the ground hosting the Huntington's Charity Day once again.
This is the third occasion that we have hosted this fantastic day. This year promises to be bigger & better than before with loads of stalls and activities planned. Licensed bar will be open all day from Noon. So please support this function from 11am at the ground and lets raise 'loadsa money' for the Huntington's Charity.
For more information about events planned for the day visit here: https://www.facebook.com/HDFunDay
Can you spot yourself?
Click on 'More' then 'Photos' and have a look if you can spot yourself. Pictures were taken at last Friday's bumper attended Friday Club Night.
Over 70 children were present at last Friday's Club Night and they were all delighted with the new supply of kwik cricket and bowling machine balls. The purchase of these items were made possible by a grant from Calverton Parish Council, and Chairman, John Bailey, was our guest for the evening.
The Cricket Club would like to place on record there thanks to John & the Parish Council for the grant. Club Chairman Derek Pickering added, "These balls are specialist and necessary pieces of equipment which helps the kids from as young as 5 all the way up to the mid teens. Without the grant from the Parish Council, purchasing these items would have been a struggle"
Pictured above are some of the children who are benefiting from the purchase along with Derek Pickering (left) and Councillor John Bailey (right).
Lowdham's ground is described as 'boggy' and this afternoons game has been cancelled.
No such problems though at GLA due yesterdays herculean efforts by the groundstaff the game against Plumtree is definitely on!
The 2nd XI game this afternoon at home against Beeston & Toton Sycamore has been called off due to yesterdays heavy rains and the further rain this morning.
Well the season is about a month or so underway and (on the Senior front) it can only be described as frustrating!
The First XI have played three games and should have won them all. Instead, a tie and 2 narrow defeats are all that we have to show thus far. A tie with Caythorpe, followed by a 2 run defeat to Attenborough and a one wicket defeat at Notts Unity shows just how close the games have been. Close but no cigar! Availability (as usual) has been an issue and the batting frailties have again been exposed with only Captain Darren Wright scoring on a consistent basis. However, there were signs last Saturday that others are getting into their groove with Matt Dean carrying his bat for 81 and Billy Bennett hitting a fluent 42. Bowling has also been a tad erratic, again, the Captain is leading from the front with 9 wickets.
The Second XI have endured a difficult start to their campaign. An abandoned game with Long Eaton has been followed up with an excruciating one wicket defeat at Kinoulton and a thumping at home to West Bridgford Legion last Saturday. Like the First's, batting has been a problem with only Scott Andrew registering a score over 50 thus far. The bowling hasn't been much better. Unfortunately getting 11 players on the pitch has been a problem due to SATS, football, rugby and various other excuses! Hopefully this problem should ease now the other silly big ball and oval shaped ball games have finished for the season!
On Sundays it's played 3, lost 3, although at least decent scores have been posted. Brinsley Kirkham has had a very inexperienced side with him, but apart from the walloping against Pakistan Kashmir, the Sunday XI have given a good account of themselves Against Hoveringham (thanks to run machine Darren Wright with 92) and Gedling Colliery again with Darren scoring 64, scores of 197 and 242 have not quite proved enough. The highlight of the season thus far came at Gedling on Sunday with Captain Brinsley Kirkham scoring his maiden century
The Cope Cup campaign got under way with a sound thrashing of Whatton & Aslockton. Chasing 140 off 16 overs, Ryan Evans 86* and Cal Williamson 52* saw us home comfortably.
On the Junior front the rain has put paid to a couple of games, but the Under 11's hardball team have managed two matches including losing one of them on the last ball. Match reports are available to view in the junior section of the website. Whilst the Under 13's have yet to play, the Under 15's kicked off their season with a super victory at home to Mansfield Hosiery Mills last night (match report to be posted shortly).
Friday nights at the ground continue to be well attended and the weather is also 'playing ball' with dry Fridays on the field and somewhat 'wetter' in the bar!!
The season kicked off at GLA on a bitterly cold but dry day as the First's entertained Caythorpe. A keenly contested game ended in a tie. Further details to follow soon.
At the moment, we are having issues updating the results page on the site, but for a look at the scorecard for this exciting start to the season click here
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