DEVON CRICKET LEAGUE 2022 - ROUND 8
Chairman's Welcome to Torquay Cricket Club
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The Recreation Ground for the 2022 season. I now hope we are blessed with a glorious summer and a fixture list that is completely unaffected by Covid for the first time in 2 years!!
As a club we have been looking forward to the 2022 season with great optimism. Our first Xl are led by Tom Drake and our second team will be captained by Faiz Ebrahim. It is both captains first season in their roles and I am sure you will support and encourage them in all their efforts.
The first Xl will be competing in the A Division, and it is the clubs hope and ambition that we will return to the Premier Division in the not-too-distant future
The second Xl, having won promotion at a canter last season , will be playing in E Division West and targeting back to back titles with our talented crop of juniors allied to a few “old heads”
Friday night will continue to be the fulcrum around which much of our club activity revolves. Parents and members are able to enjoy a relaxing drink whilst watching our Junior, Ladies and Girls training sessions and matches played on the main square. For lovers of grass roots cricket there can be no better environment. Senior training takes place predominantly on Wednesday evenings
I am delighted to welcome Neil Eckers to the club as Head Groundsman. Neil has looked after the square for many years whilst employed by the council and will now be able to devote himself fully to producing the best wickets in the league.
I am also delighted to welcome Jiniv Joshi as our overseas professional. Jiniv is an experienced opening bat and seam bowler . He hails from India and has been playing professionally in Sri Lanka . Please take the time to introduce yourselves to Jiniv and to do your best to make him feel welcome in the Bay so that his experience is an enjoyable one .
I would congratulate Ian Western on his election to Honorary Club President. Ian is a stalwart of the club in every sense and has undertaken the majority of roles over the years. He richly deserves this recognition and I hope he thoroughly enjoys the role in between umpiring the 2’s amongst other tasks !
Our fantastic group of volunteers continue to improve our pavilion and facilities by devoting their time weekly to much needed decoration and maintenance. Without their hard work and commitment the club would be a much poorer place. On behalf of all those who benefit from your efforts, I offer my sincere thanks!!
We are exceptionally grateful for the continued sponsorship that we receive. These sponsors generously donate in order that the club can continue to provide first class training facilities and playing opportunities for young people throughout the season. I would urge all members and visitors to The Rec to support these businesses when they are able.
I hope you enjoy your time at The Rec and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in good health and good humour on the boundary rope