By Terry Lee
With the new season now only weeks away, as opposed to months, here’s a reminder to any of your readers, who might be interested in cricket, of the various activities taking place at the club throughout the coming season.
It goes without saying that we are always keen to welcome new players, both male and female, of all ages and abilities, but if you only wish to be a spectator the same welcome will apply.
Comprehensive details about the club, including location, contacts, fixtures and much more can be found on the club website at calvertoncc.co.uk, but I have indicated the various cricketing activities that will be running from the end of April through to September.
At senior level we will be running two teams in the Gunn and Moore South Notts Village League, in Divisions B and J.
Cricket on a Sunday is dedicated to friendly games where winning is still important, but greater emphasis is placed on enjoyment and player development.
For that reason, the sides comprise of players of mixed ages and abilities, matched against opposition of similar make up.
At junior level, we will be running the following sides…
– Two Kwik Cricket Teams, one girls and one boys, that will compete in the annual Nottinghamshire tournament that takes place throughout June. Kwik is the soft ball variety using plastic bats and is essentially for younger children aged 11 and below.
– One under-10s team
– One under-11s team
– Two under-13s teams
All of these sides will play with hard balls, wearing club-provided protective equipment.
In addition to matches, the club holds a club night on a Friday for all junior players when we are able to provide appropriate coaching.
This is a highly successful venture and is enjoyed, equally by many parents who take the opportunity to enjoy our excellent ground and facilities.
Any children wanting to try their hand at cricket are most welcome to come along on a Friday from 6 pm commencing 26th April.
If you would like more details please email Calvertoncccoach@outlook.com. Please do come along and give it a go. It’s great fun for all and who knows, we might just have the next Joe Root or Heather Knight on our hands.
All coaches are qualified to ECB standards and safeguarding measures are also in place, overseen by our two child welfare officers.
Turning to off-field events, 2019 sees the club celebrate its 150th birthday and a series of events have been planned to mark the occasion. You will find details of these posted on the club website.
The close season has also seen much activity in the pavilion. Reconfiguration of the bar and lounge areas has taken place to make it more appealing and comfortable.
A new bar and fittings have been installed and the kitchen area re-sited. The ladies’ toilet facilities and changing area, which incorporates our disabled person’s facilities, has been upgraded as is befitting of our female players, guests and the disabled.
Large areas of the pavilion have also been redecorated and thanks for this must go to Gareth Griffiths, who some of you will know, Ali Lord and his team from Alliance Painting Ltd, who undertook the work free of charge and finally, James Allen from Dulux, who donated the paint. Our thanks to you all.
Much to look forward to then in 2019 so why not take a look at our website or better still, get in touch with one of the listed contacts.
We are determined to make 2019 a successful year for all sorts of reasons and we would love to have you on board.