I hope you are all well. The cricket season gets into full flow this weekend with the adult league season starting and two exciting ‘firsts' for the club. On Sunday we will be fielding a Chippenham Girls Team for the very first time. The girls will be travelling to Sudbury for this match, which is certainly a landmark fixture for the club. We wish the girls and Manger Adam Lee well and and thank them for helping the club make this first important step into female cricket.
The other important first is we will be fielding 4 teams this coming weekend. We have the first game for our Sunday 2nd XI taking place away at Mildenhall, as well as the normal Sunday side and Two Saturday league games. This reflects the growing nature and the enthusiasm surrounding the club. Again good luck to everyone representing the club over this weekend.
Junior league matches also get underway next week with our U11s in action and we are arranging some junior ‘interclub’ fixtures to help our younger players gain some match experience. The Junior Team Managers will be in touch with parents about these matches.
Membership for 2021 season is now due and many thanks to all of you who have already paid. For those that haven’t please do so as soon as possible. Membership fees play a significant part in the funding of running the club and with Covid preventing many fundraising opportunities, they are more critical to the club than ever. All the information on membership can be found by clicking here, including the Family Membership which comes with vouchers for La Hogue and Mr Cricket.
Finally, the Chippenham CC Fantasy league gets underway from Saturday. Although you can enter at any point of the season your players points only count once you have entered. With 4 teams playing this weekend there are a lot of potential points on offer, so if you want to enter its a good idea to get your team selected and entered before this Saturday (1st May). All the details for entering can be found by clicking here
I look forward to hearing about all the good and even ’not so good’ performances over the coming weeks and the weather warming up a bit as well!