Club News

Covid-19 Update 29 June

Sadly, we are still waiting for the green light for cricket matches to take place. Practice in small groups (up to 6) is allowed provided certain  guidelines are followed. See this link for rules on using club nets.

Another Fundraising Idea – Easyfundraising for St.Georges CC

Increasingly people now buy products and services online. Now you can help raise funds for St.Georges CC every time you do. Just follow this link to set up up an Easyfundraising online shopping account linked to St. Georges CC . When you use this platform to access online retailers a small percentage of the value of your purchase is donated by the retailer (not you) to the club. Over 4,000 retailers participate including eBay, Amazon, booking.com and many others.
https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stgeorgescc/?inline-register=1&utm_content=r-t-w-w&referral-campaign=s2s&invite=46x7pr
An entry into a draw to win £500 for the club will be made for each new account opened before July 14th. Please open an account today. We need as many participants as possible and this one costs you nothing! 

One to One Private Coaching now available

Cookie Patel, who is a Level 4 ECB coach, with all the necessary accreditations, is now offering private coaching at St.Georges CC. Please see the attached poster and contact Cookie direct for further details if you are interested.

 

Members Get Busy Fundraising – Lords Relay

With most of this year’s planned fundraising projects having being cancelled due to the current restrictions, some of our members have been thinking up new initiatives.

The weekend of the 30th-31st May saw St Georges Cricket Club and Telford and Wrekin Hockey Club join forces in an attempt to complete a virtual relay to Lords, a distance of 154 miles, to raise money for the NHS and the respective clubs. Participants had a hour (give or take) to walk/ run/ cycle as far as they could, with their distance being added to the grand total.

The event was well supported, with a total of 32 members from both clubs participating, which given the high temperatures over the weekend showed a great commitment. Day one saw an impressive 94 miles completed, breaking the back of the target and putting the relay well on its way. However day 2 was even more impressive, with event gaining momentum and an increasing number of volunteers joining in to add their miles to the cause. The original target of 154 miles was smashed by mid afternoon and passing 200 miles looked like a possibility. Participants continued to dig deep and put the miles in their legs. Thanks to a late burst, at the end of the day when the miles tallied up, not only had the relay managed to pass 200 miles, but also the 250 mile mark, finishing with a staggering 277.7 miles.

Many thanks to all those who contributed, be that by completing a leg of the relay or donating to the causes. Thanks in particular to Neil Davies, Ben Crump and Rachel Chesters for coming up with the idea and arranging.

Since the relay took place the Cricket club has added over £200 in pledges towards the upkeep of the ground and facilities during lockdown taking the total so far to £990, with the NHS Charities Together also receiving donations. There is still time to donate, and if you feel able to please follow the links below.’

https://www.spacehive.com/income-generation-for-st-georges-cricket

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=ClapForOurCarers&pageUrl=2&fbclid=IwAR0bODn-3a8LJ58khjIGugy-ZERp4XOtog3NfWNDL1kuVsTWd1P3Ze9yAro

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.

Please copy and circulate the link below to your friends, family and social network to maximise the exposure.

https://www.spacehive.com/income-generation-for-st-georges-cricket

 

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

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