“As I look out the window it’s raining again. “
That seems to be all we’ve been saying recently and it has certainly affected the Cricket Club with only a handful of games playable during June and July.
As many of you will know the River Dove burst it’s banks on July 7th resulting in the whole cricket ground being under two or three feet of water, and it took a long time to recover from that. However, things are looking very good when we do play, with the first, third and fourth teams well in contention for promotion. All our junior teams have all also done really well this season.
The first team reached the national stage of the National Village competition at their first attempt and were unlucky to lose by only a few runs to a team in Worcestershire. Maybe next year at Lords ?
The Club now has a new secretary – Steve Cooper – and should you require any information please contact him on 07739 760786
By the time you receive this copy of the Rollestonian the 2012 cricket season will be well under way.
Everyone at the Club is looking forward to the new season, and coaching and practice sessions have been well attended throughout the winter months.
Our new Club captain Mick Haynes has things well organised and is excited about his first year at the helm. We have recruited an overseas player again this season – Scott Baker from Australia and we look forward to him putting in some good performances for us in our attempt to regain Division 1 status.
Rather than list the fixtures here - the new fixture book will be available on request from the Club in April.
Weather permitting there will be a league fixture every Saturday at Rolleston ( 1st / 2nd team ) and Marchington ( 3rd / 4th team ) from April 21st until September 15th.
Our U-17s play home matches on a Monday evening, U-15s on a Thursday evening, U-13s on a Sunday morning. We also run U-11 teams for hard ball and Kwik Cricket – details of all these are available in the fixture book.
The Club will be putting on a BBQ and a few childrens items as a finale to the village’s ‘Jubilation’ celebrations on Tuesday 5th June from around 4.00 pm. We look forward to seeing as many Rollestonians as possible.
The Club now has a new secretary – Steve Cooper. He replaces Trevor Foster who has decided to step down after 16 years in that position.
For more information or if you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining the Club as a player or social member please contact Steve on 07739 760786 or e-mail him on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Michael Acton at the Cricket Club on 01283 813449.
You may also like to visit the Club’s website : www.rollestonncc.org.uk
We have been drawn at home to Ticknall in the Quarter Finals of the Brewery Cup at the end of May. We shall also be hosting a 20/20 Competition on Sunday 1st July and a match against an MCC XI on Thursday 9th August. A full list of fixtures is available on request.
Our sincere thanks go to Dave Woodburn and John Hodson for all the work they put in looking after the ground and maintaining the ground machinery and equipment respectively.
We are again running four senior League teams on Saturdays, plus Sunday and midweek friendly teams.
Junior teams are run at U-11 ( Kwik cricket and hard-ball ), U-13, U-15 and U-17 levels, and there are coaching evenings at the Club prior to and during the season.
On the social front, 2012 is the Club’s 125th anniversary and various events are being planned to celebrate this, in particular a special dinner towards the end of the year where hopefully we will be able to re-unite players and members, old and new.
Also as part of the village’s celebrations for the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the Cricket Club will be hosting a special afternoon / evening event on Tuesday 5th June.
If you are interested in becoming either a playing member (junior or senior ) or social member, or if you want any further information about the Club, fixtures, junior cricket, social events ... etc. please contact the Club Secretary, Trevor Foster (01283 812824) or ask Michael Acton at the Club (01283 813449).
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