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Chairman's Update

Dear all,

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the start of the cricket season.The first game of the season is this Sunday (10th April) at home to Sudbury and the season gets into full swing from 30th April when the league season starts and then during May all our teams are in action. Ahead of the season there are a few things the club would like to draw players attention too and they are as follows:

1. We would like to encourage you to let us know your availability via the online system, this helps us plan ahead and maximise game opportunities for everyone. If you are still unfamiliar with how to do this the instructions can be found by clicking here

Alternatively you can also let us know your availability by informing one of the captains or myself, ideally by text.

2. With so many matches at the ground now we need players support in making sure the pavilion is left clean after matches for the next game (in most cases the next match will be the following day). The team captains will be looking for your help with this and it will only take a few minutes if everyone helps. It is also important to remember that we need the away changing room, kitchen and outside loo cleaned not just the home changing room.

3. When you arrive at the ground you will see we have added a number of things to improve the safety at the ground and encourage people to drive slowly. I also want to remind you all we share the ground with the Bowls and Tennis club and need to leave room for them to park. In particular this means not parking on the concrete area outside the bowls club. Ideally, you should park towards the tennis courts up against the bowls club hedge. Friends and family attended matches should also be asked to park on the grass around the ground.

4. We have made some small amendments to the club code of conduct that is sent out with membership packs and I would like to draw all players attention to this. Much of it is built around the club motto, Courageous, Courteous, Committed and outlines the spirit the club would like the game to be played in along with some specific rules relating to our ground. Please take the time to read through the code of conduct by clicking here

5. Cricket teas will return for Sunday and Midweek Afternoon home fixtures but not Saturday league fixtures. In addition teas will not be provided for away Saturday league fixtures. Those playing in away games on a Sunday or Midweek afternoon will be notified when selected if teas are being provided by the home club. As agreed at the club AGM, where tea is provided the match fee will be £10 and £6 where tea isn’t provided. Players playing Saturday and Sunday will again this season only be asked to pay one match fee per weekend. Where there is a different match fee for the two games over a weekend the higher figure will be charged.

6. 2022 Membership fees will be due from 30th April and remain the same as last year. You can find details of the different membership levels and how to pay by clicking here

7. Club nets will restart after Easter on Monday 25th April 6.45pm-8.15pm. Members can also book the nets for practice throughout the week by using the booking system on the home page of the club website

8. The Chippenham CC Fantasy league, won by Lindon last summer is returning. This is chance to pick your own team from the Chippenham squad of players who score points for you each time they play (hopefully!). Matches from 30th April will be included in the fantasy league so there is plenty of time to put your team together. You can also make transfers during the season. There is a £5 entry fee per team and payment for this will be requested via the Slate app once you have entered your team. All the details on how to enter and select your team can be found by clicking here

I hope this all makes sense but let me know if you have any questions.

Finally, I wish you all a successful season with bat and ball and look forward to seeing you at the ground this summer.

Darren Hughes


Chippenham CC

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