By Terry Lee (club secretary)
It would appear that not only is Calverton CC developing cricketers for the future, but it can also boast a budding artist amongst its ranks as well.
When Amanda Walker took a photograph of a rainbow over the cricket pavilion with her mobile telephone, her eight-year-old son Alex who plays in the Kwik Cricket section, decided to put the picture onto canvas by painting the scene.
Judging by the result (pictured) with Alex proudly holding his work, he is no mean talent with a brush, as well as a cricket bat.
Everyone who has seen it thinks it is outstanding, particularly for someone of Alex’s age.
Black and white does not do it justice but if you would like to see the real thing, in colour, you are more than welcome to pop up to the ground on our Friday club night, where it is prominently on display in our pavilion. Well done Alex.
Turning briefly to more conventional cricketing matters, both our senior sides, who play in Division B and J of the Gunn and Moore South Notts Cricket League respectively, are performing admirably.
At the time of writing, the FirstXI top their division whilst the second team lie second in their league.
Sunday cricket friendlies continue to be a success, although it relies on the opposition putting out a side to match which, sadly, wasn’t the case with one fixture.
On the junior front it is a similar story with all sides winning on a consistent basis, often against opposition from what are commonly regarded as stronger clubs. A credit to all the players and our team of coaches.
Finally, congratulations must go to our under-11s and under-13s sides who have both reached the final of the Mansfield and District Youth League Cup competitions.