Club Secretary Linda Tweats provides her regular update to club members. Take a look at what has happened since our last update in October.
Last Meeting Date: Tuesday 17th November
Dear Members/Supporters of Leek Cricket Club,
It is with a sad heart that I write this newsletter following the untimely death of Stan Trafford. We last saw him at Leek Cricket Club for the last game of the season. He was pleased to be able to sit in his car and speak to passers by, and we were really pleased to see him. Many tributes have been paid to him from all over Staffordshire and we send our sincere condolences to Stephen, Fiona and family.
The Sentinel have written a tribute to Stan, it can be found here.
Latest Management Meeting
The Management Team are still meeting via Zoom during the closed season and are looking at jobs that need to be done during this time.
The Senior players have also been meeting where possible, both enjoying themselves, playing golf and doing some TLC to the nets - many hands do make light work.
Training Sessions Update
Under the current guidelines no training sessions, either indoor or outdoor, can take place for Seniors or Juniors. The Coaches and Managers do keep in regular contact with each other and as soon as possible training will take place.
Thomson signs again!
We have been looking ahead to try and envisage what next season will look like. On the playing front you will know that Alex Mellor and Alex Thomson have signed for next season.
Read the full article on Alex Thomson's extension here.
Social & 100 Club
Planning social events is even more unpredictable but we're looking ahead to the second half of 2021 to see what we can do. Social Committee chairman Ollie Mellor is being positive and without putting dates into the diary, the committee have discussed potential future events.
It is important to look forward and believe we will be able to meet again soon in a social setting, meeting up with friends and supporters.
If anyone would like to join our Social Committee, or propose a new event then please get in touch.
We can confirm this Christmas' draw amounts. They will be 1 x £200, 1 x £150, and 3 x £50.
At a recent Finance meeting, the decision was taken to increase the our monthly prizes from January, in line with the increase membership. From January 2021's dear, on the last Wednesday of each month, we will have the following cash prizes:
- 5 x £20
In addition to this, we will have 'snowball' prizes each as bottles of wine, clothing, gift hampers and takeaway vouchers. If you have any bottles of unwanted alcohol around the house, then get in touch to donate it to the draw!
Additionally in 2021, we will be adding two new draws for the start and end of season, giving away 2 lots of £100 in each draw.
We have increased our number of members to 126, but if anyone else would like to join our 100 Club, please contact any of the Management team or sign up here. The proposed prize draws for Christmas are particularly generous so watch this space.
Fire Course at Leek Cricket Club
Charles Ball is helping to organise a Fire Marshals course at the Club in the new year. He is looking for 10 people to attend the day course at a cost of £25.00 per person.
Once you have completed the course (you could do it for your organisation/work) the certificate lasts for life.
Anyone who would like further information or is attracted by the course should contact Charles direct on 07976430638.
Update on our Members
I am pleased to say Brian Tatton is home from hospital and we send Brian, Chris and Kim our best wishes for his continued improving good health.
Sylvia Dale is in Tree Tops and unfortunately the care home is not accepting visitors at the moment. She is however keeping well.
Keep an eye out on all of our Social Media pages to find out the last news first.
I am not sure whether I will be writing another newsletter before Christmas but I will stay in touch and let you know what is happening at Leek Cricket Club on a regular basis.
The newsletters were written during lockdown to keep members/supporters connected to the Club.
Due to the “new normal” I will continue to keep in touch with you all but in the meantime stay safe, look after each other and just think if a vaccine is on the horizon – April and Cricket will not be too far away.