Winter nets start on Sunday, 1st March from 10.30 am- 12.00 at the Ifield Community College and each Sunday until and including the 5th April. We have the entire sports hall with four nets (one for juniors). The cost is £3.00 per person and £2.00 for juniors.
Once again our girls will be taking part in the Swimarathon which takes place at Dorking Leisure Centre on the 7th March starting at 9.00 am. They are raising money for the pavilion appeal so please go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/dorkingswimarathon/199510 to give them your support.
NAT WEST CRICKET FORCE 2015
With the new pavilion nearing completion, this will be the biggest Cricket Force event we will ever have staged. This will have the full backing of the ECB so put the date in your diary - 28/29th March and please make every effort to be there. A sub-committee has been formed to organise the event and more details will follow.
Work started on the pavilion on Monday, 24th November and the site has being cleared by local contractor, Bill Kear. Screw Piling started on the 13th January 2015. Sports Clubhouses has been appointed as our main contractor and William Harmsworth will be overseeing the project. Thanks to everyone who helped with clearing the buildings and to Graham Capel and Simon Cryer for providing storage. We are still needing more money (see below) so if you are able, please donate using the mydonate site above. Girls coach and top photographer, Nigel Spreadbury, will be recording progress for posterity.
We have raised £85,000 through general fund raising. Sport England has confirmed the award of £50,000 and the ECB has increased their grant to £75,000 with an additional possibility of a further loan of £50,000 if required. Biffawards has granted the scouts £50,000. On the 11th December we heard that our application to the London Marathon Trust for £70,000 has been successful. We are nearly there but we mustn't ease up on fund raising. Now is the time to step forward if you are able to volunteer to help with any skills needed for the fitting out which will take place from February 2015. Contact William Harmsworth on 01306 631459.
The winners of the February draw are:
Pierre Tartari - £75.00, Richard Callcut - £38.00, Andrew Major- £23.00, Dave Riley - £19.00
Want a chance to win a cash prize and raise money for the club ? Then join the Centurion Club - Contact Bill Turner on 01737 240329 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EASY FUND RAISING
Are you buying anything on line?
Then register with easyfundraising.org.uk and follow the simple instructions. For every purchase a percentage will go to the pavilion appeal without costing you a penny. Many major retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, M & S, Argos, Domino's Pizza etc. are in the scheme so join up and support your club
ECB Clubmark & Focus Club Accreditation.
We originally gained our accreditaion in 2007. Following a detailed inspection on the 17th May 2010 the club passed with flying colours and our accreditation was approved for a further three years. Our paperwork was approved by the ECB in February 2013 and we had an inspection on the 8th July 2013. Our new certificate can be viewed in the clubhouse.
Strokes, blood clots etc.
This is for everyone. If somebody stumbles unaccountably they may have had a stroke. Ask them to smile, to say a simple sentence or raise both arms. Also ask them to stick out their tongue and check if it is crooked. If they cannot do any of these simple things call the emergency service as they may have had a stroke. Time is of the essence you might just save a life!
Our under 13 coach, Paul Griffiths, has his own website. See www.cricketcoach.info