I realise that all of us are bombarded by news and events at this terrible time and the need we have for unity in adversity. Also, that we are all itching to get out and about the counties in our whites, especially now the sun is shining bright. Alas, this seems impossible for some time to come especially as most of us are in the vulnerable age bracket and possibly some with health issues that make us more susceptible to infection.
Updates on cricket emanating from the ECB/DCB have been posted on our website and I hope that most of you continue to check this from time to time. Recreational cricket, for the time being, is restricted to computer games! Even preparing and keeping grounds up to scratch for those involved in such, is difficult given we should not be travelling unless a journey is essential.a
Perhaps the most important aspect in these difficult times is remaining occupied and cheerful. In this respect my walking football club has established a WhatsApp Group to serve this particular need and to stay in touch with each other. This has been made possible as we communicate availability/training fixture availability etc. using this method.
Unfortunately, I have no idea whether you have access to this form of social media or not. Even if your mobile phone number was entered into my phone from club records to set a group up I suspect many of you might not receive the invite to join in. So, if you see merit in having such a forum for communicating with each other please let me know you wish to join by texting me at 07443 424376.
On current Club matters, I am delighted that the Club has been able to double the number of Vice- Presidents. They have all made a generous and most welcome donation to help our finances in recent weeks.
The club is also very grateful to those businesses that have supported the advertising on our website and forthcoming fixture card. However, it is important that as many of you as possible pay your subscription of £10 for this year even if we find it impossible to play cricket.
Whilst the loan received from the DCB enables us to meet our running costs, with little or no income forthcoming other than subscriptions, it is possible a few of us would end up financng the loan repayment at the end of the year. So I would urge you to pay your subscription and keep the Club going.
Our bank account details for those who use direct transfer are:
Sort Code: 30-93-14
Account No: 01105003
Reference: Subs –followed by your surname
If not, you can send a cheque to our Treasurer, Andy Rose at
26 Odlehill Grove
If you can help us out now it might be possible to waive the subscription next season as the expense of balls that we have ordered and needed to pay for, for the Over 50’s 2nd X1, the Over 60’s and Over 70’s will be already made for 2021
In closing, please keep yourself, your family and friends fit and safe. I shall look forward to hearing and seeing you all at some time soon.