With the season well under way and the bad weather of early May behind us the club has, at last, been able to get on with some cricket.
If you have walked to the ground, you may have seen 2 new notice boards, one near the driveway to the ground and the other near the nets. We have posted our upcoming fixtures on them along with the timetable of our regular training sessions. We now cater for all ages, starting at just 5 years of age. With 6 junior teams up to 19 years old and 4 senior teams, not to mention Lydiard and Stratton who also use the ground, you can imagine that there is a lot going on. Please feel free to wander up as you’ll usually find a match or two on a Saturday and Sunday, all the way though till September.
What is clear is that the club has a pretty busy schedule ahead of us with the ground being used most days. As a result, it is important that you keep your dogs on a lead when walking. Unfortunately, we are regularly clearing dog mess from around the ground, presumably left as the dog’s owner walks on ahead without noticing.
With so many new players and the easing of some of the rules we have been anxious to create a family and community spirit at the club. You may have been lucky enough to witness or even take part in our first ever junior 6-a-side tournament on May bank holiday. And what a success it was with over 50 participants through the day. It was fantastic to see the club cohesion and enjoyment from both parents and children alike.
As the season continues, we hope to run more events. So, if you are around on a Friday night pop over to witness our young players learning the game through All Stars and Dynamos, all the way through to our academy programme. While you are there you will find a pop-up café where you can have a cup of tea and a cake, amongst other delights. You may also find the occasional BBQ running. We sincerely look forward to seeing you and can guarantee a warm welcome whether you are a member or not.