With the last match of the 2021 season taking place at the ground today I wanted to just update regarding cricket club activities taking place this winter, which includes how everyone shopping at Tesco in Newmarket can help raise important funds for the club. Here is what is happening:
1. Firstly the Tesco Fundraiser. The club has been selected as one of three groups who Tesco will potentially support with £1000 grant funding to support coaching at the club. The group though that will receive funds will be the one who get the most votes from shoppers at Tesco’s Newmarket between this Friday Oct 1st and Dec 31st. You can vote each time you shop there between these dates. All you need to do is ask for one of the voting tokens when you make your purchase and then put the token in the voting unit allocated to our club before you leave the store. The group with the most tokens in their unit on December 31st will receive the £1K grant. So please try and help and if you have friends and family who shop at Tesco please encourage them to do the same.
2. The Cricket club 2021 AGM will take place on Wednesday 3rd November, starting at 7.30pm. All being well we expect to return to our traditional venue for this, which is the Tharp Arms in the village. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in getting involved in anyway with the general running of the club in in 2022 please let me know. Our club does rely on volunteers and the more helpers we have the more we can offer. So additional support is always welcome whether it be helping with administration, communication, coaching, fundraising or looking after the facilities.
3. Our plans for winter coaching and practice are close to being finalised so please look out for details that will be sent via email over the next couple of weeks.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your support of Chippenham CC during 2021 and hope you and your family have enjoyed being involved. Hopefully we will see many of you at cricket sessions and events over the winter. Our Monday night sessions at the ground will restart on Monday 25th April 2022.