Following the tragic and untimely loss of our friend Dave, your committee, and more importantly Dave’s family, have been discussing a fitting way to celebrate his cricketing life.
We have agreed that rather than hold our traditional President’s/Chairman’s Day on Sunday 26th June, we are going to hold two T20 matches at the club, one for the older colts and one for senior players.
The outline format for the day will be to start the Colts match at midday and the Senior one after that finishes. We have booked a Hog Roast for 5pm and will also run the club BBQ as required. The bar will be open all day and we will use the day to promote the club more generally as part of the ECB Club Open Day scheme, supported by Waitrose.
At this stage the key intention is to get the date in your diaries as we would like to see as many people at the club as possible. Thank you.
Peter Smith, W&HCC Chairman
We have a limited number of tickets available for Surrey v Glamorgan in the T20 Blast on Thursday 26th May at the Oval and also for their Royal London 50 over match, again, against Glamorgan, on Monday 1st August.
Tickets are available at a bargain price of just £5 for adults and there will be no charge for colts who attend with a parent.
The season has begun and membership fees are now due for 2016. Thank you very much to those who have already paid.
Following the Club’s AGM, there have been some changes to the Club’s membership fees from 2015. The discounted rate remains unchanged at £110 for seniors, payable by the end of May but it will increase to £135 from 1 June. The subs for a parent of a colt have also increased to £70 while subs are £25 for students and non-workers.
There is also a "pay subscriptions online" page on the website with the relevant links to pay for both members who have who have not used the online system before.
As in previous years we expect subs to be paid by the end of May and the system automatically increases the fee from £110 to £135 from 1 June so make sure you pay on time! Our cricket chairman Phil West has also made it clear that those who have not paid up by the end of May will not be top of his list at selection.
200 Club – your chance to win!
The system allows you to pay by instalments for those who wish to do so and also includes details on the 200 club, which only costs £20 to join. 50% of all the money raised will be put into the prize pot with draws taking place monthly from the end of May. One number costs £20 and you can purchase a number or numbers at the same time as paying your membership. If we can sell 200 numbers the club will raise £2000 a year, which we can reinvest in the club. This also means over £160 is being given away each month in prizes.
The season is here and you may have realised that you do not have sufficient kit for the forthcoming season, or more appropriately it may not be in the club colours. This includes match and training kit, whether it is a club cap, trousers or jumper. Well, worry no more, we have all your requirements here!!!!
Let’s look the part on and off the pitch for the 2016 season!
Peter Smith, Club Chairman, writes … it gives me great pleasure to confirm that Global Travel Management (GTM) have once again agreed to be the lead sponsor for W&HCC Colts. This is the 5th year that GTM have been Colts sponsors, as well as being the lead sponsor for the fantastically successful Bedser Festival in 2015. Our relationship with Scott, Natalie and everyone at GTM continues to go from strength to strength. With their support we can continue to offer our colts quality coaching and regularly updated training equipment. We are immensely grateful for their support and it fills me with pride to know that GTM place such a high value on their local community as we do as a cricket club.
Scott Pawley, Managing Director of GTM added: “The training that W&HCC gives their Colts is an incredibly high standard and with so little access to cricket training for youngsters I’m really pleased that Global Travel Management can give its support. I’m a great believer in the importance of sport of any kind, especially when you’re young - not only is it fun, but it’s invaluable because it provides so many lessons in life that just can’t be found in a classroom.”