The beginning of July is 'peak season' in the cricketing year and it is great to see the club being used on and off the field in so many ways.....
Both Saturday and Sunday senior teams continue to perform well with so many products of our junior coaching programme (both boys and girls) now representing and performing consistently for NECC......
Speaking of the Juniors we have had a number of Wednesdays cancelled this year owing to the weather. For several years we have been unaffected but this year has been so annoying that the rain has struck on a Wednesday! We and our volunteer coaches are extending the season until the 24th July to make up for time lost. We look forward to seeing you all there for the extra week.....
Also our Junior Presentation Evening will take place on Friday 13th September. More details to follow but please, everyone keep the night free to celebrate another fabulous summer of Junior cricket at Strayfield Road.
As a Management Committee we are always scheming at least 6 months is advance, so are currently planning post season projects. Our main aims are re-paving our veranda, re-roofing our storage shed by the nets and adapting our pavillion to incorporate female changing facilities. To make all these happen we need time, expertise and materials. If you can help or know anyone that can in any way please let me or anyone on our Management Committee know.
Speaking of progress and getting things done, there have been two huge milestones met this week. As previously advised we were successful in being awarded £1,000 of funding from the Cricket World Cup fund, we now have a brand new top spec TV (thanks Del for arranging!) installed and an iZettle receipt machine that completes our till system.
As advertised we were visited today by Tauranga Boys' College in New Zealand in a well fought game in the EN1 sun. Our visitors were very impressed with our tree and even treated us to the Haka
Thanks to everyone for making this possible. It has been months in the planning and I'm pleased we made everyone from Tauranga feel very welcome when they were so far away from home.
Finally I'm aware after 187 mails that it would be good to have some other input and other views. Watch this space.....
I say it in every mail because it is true; NECC is as much your club as it is mine and all of us on Management. If you have any ideas, suggestions, observations or thoughts about anything re. our club then please let me know.
Many thanks for reading my mails and with very best wishes
Chairman, North Enfield Cricket Club