Club News

Refurbishment of Nets

Despite the current problems, maintenance of our facilities continues. Mowing, rolling, weeding, spraying and general upkeep all needs to continue. During the storms earlier this year we had fences damaged and extensive damage to our nets. These things are currently being fixed.

Crowdfunding for St.Georges CC

We have set up a crowdfunding scheme endorsed by ECB which we hope will enable us to generate some income towards the upkeep of the grounds during the Coronavirus lockdown and its aftermath. Of particular concern is the closure of our social club and the consequential absence of any revenue. The costs of much of the maintenance of our facility is met through social club revenue. As well as our own ongoing costs we will in future need to generate more revenue to replace the lost contribution from the social club. Please donate via this link, no matter how small the amount… it all helps. Remember that the work that we do benefits not just our own members, but also the wider local community, in that the Recreation Ground is enjoyed by all kinds of local people, not just those who play sport. The facility is run and maintained by volunteers and is a valuable local asset.

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Covid-19 virus – All Cricket Activities Suspended

Due to necessary restrictions on social contact ALL cricket activity is suspended with immediate effect. To be clear, this includes practice sessions, friendly matches, meetings etc. These measures apply to ALL sections of the club – seniors, juniors, ladies and disability. The NatWest Cricket Force day on 4th April is postponed until further notice. The start of  the Shropshire Cricket League season will be delayed.  We will continue to prepare the ground in anticipation of a resumption of activities at some future date. Further information from the Shropshire Cricket Board and League can be viewed here.  

Updates on the situation will be posted in due course.

Colin Ward

With regret we report that Colin Ward died on Monday 9th March aged 74. Colin was a familiar face in the club for many years, who used his professional knowledge and experience to assist with various club projects in years gone by. Our sympathies to his family.  The funeral takes place on Friday April 3rd at 10:30 am. Further details to be posted

Registration for Senior Players 6th March

Senior Registration for the 2020 season takes place on Friday 6th March from 7:30 pm. It is important for us to know as early as possible which players we have for the coming season. So please come along and join or renew your membership. Click here for registration form. A meal at Raj Cuisine indian restaurant is planned for later in the evening. Raj Cuisine will be a club sponsor from 2020 and several members have already visited the restaurant and given positive reports. Let Sam Morgan know if you would like to book a place.

Registration of Junior Members 3rd March

We will be registering junior members for 2020 on Tuesday 3rd March from 6:45 pm at the club. New members welcome. You can download an info pack here. Parents of members from 2019 will receive a personalised pack by email. As well as our Monday evening sessions we are running the ECB ALLSTARS program on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks commencing on May 16. Please see the info pack for more information

Pre-Season Sunday Lunch

We are holding a lunch on Sunday 19th April 2020 at the club. This is a fundraiser for club funds. Cost per head for three course lunch with a glass of wine is £20. We have capacity for 7 tables of 8 people (two tables already sold) so book early to make sure you get a place. Click here for more details.

Sam Morgan 1st XI captain 2020

At the 2019 AGM Sam Morgan was elected First XI captain for the 2020 season. He takes over from Chris Miller who leaves after many years as both player and captain and we wish him well. Sam has been a club member since he was a young boy and is keen to help breathe new life into all parts of the club. He previously captained the Sunday XI and also several junior age group teams. This season sees a new start for our first XI as several of last year’s team have moved on. Several new players have been recruited and we all look forward to this season with a new look team.

Message From Chairman

On behalf of St.Georges Cricket Club, I would like to wish all volunteers, players and members a very Happy Christmas. Thank you to all who supported the club this year. Since the AGM it has been really good to see the enthusiasm and engagement shown by so many people. Let’s keep the momentum going into the new year to make 2020 a year to remember ahead of our centenary in a couple of years time. Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year too.

Paul Taylor , Chairman

Ground Work Today cancelled

Due to poor weather outlook we are now NOT going to put the loam on the squares today. The work is postponed until the weather looks better, in order to avoid the risk of everything being washed away by rain.

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