The final curtain is fast approaching for the 2017 cricket season; and in little more than a week the serenity of The Rec' will be shattered by the emergence of rugby posts and scrummaging machines.
With a long winter ahead, we would like to bring the season to a close by hosting a festival of cricket on Bank Holiday Monday, with the emphasis on fun and participation.
Our plan is to organise a morning of fun, soft ball cricket for everyone; with teams comprising one player each from the 'All Stars', Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s, 1st XI and 2nd/3rd XI; as well as non playing males, cricketing mums, sisters and/or female supporters. This is a morning for anyone associated with our club - of all ages and abilities - to play short form matches across the outfield. We intend to commence proceedings at 10am and break for lunch at 12.30pm.
After lunch, two invitation XIs will provide the entertainment with a T20 Blast; and we expect the festivities to draw to a close at approximately 5pm.
As ever, the Club is indebted to the cricket mums who will be organising the BBQ during the lunch interval; and providing the players' tea in the afternoon. Anyone able to help with the catering either in person or by way of a culinary contribution would be most welcome; and I would ask you to liaise with Jackie Baker on 'firstname.lastname@example.org' . We will also be holding a raffle; and would be grateful for any donations into the prize draw.
See you all there !