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December Newsletter

Will Sneath21 Dec 2023 - 07:05
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* New Club Captain * News from the AGM * Quiz Night * Indoor Training * Recruitment Incentive * Situations Vacant * Pavilion Development

** December Newsletter

Here goes with the 1st full edition of the new look news letter. Content includes:
* New Club Captain
* News from the AGM
* Quiz Night
* Indoor Training
* Recruitment Incentive
* Situations Vacant
* Pavilion Development

We hope you enjoy updates on “The finest club in the world”.

New Club Captain - Ben Slawinski

The recent AGM saw the club elect a new Saturday 1st XI & club captain, taking over from James Gage.

Ben has come through the club’s youth section joining as an Under 11. Ben has a great cricket pedigree having played for Bedfordshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI as well as being part of Durham University’s MCCU programme. Ben has been an important 1st team player for a number of seasons, a passionate cricketer who is a frontline batter, bowler and fielder.

I am sure you will all join Ben the best for the coming season.

Club AGM - Sunday 3rd December

Well done to all members who braved the elements and may the AGM on Sunday 3rd. As well as a new club captain last season’s Clubman of the Year David Stonestreet was appointed Saturday 2nd XI captain and Matt Dobson Saturday 4th XI captain.

All other 2023 captains were re-elected. So leading the charge for 2024 are:

Sat 1st & Club Captain - Ben Slawinski

Sat 2nd Captain - David Stonestreet

Sat 3rd Captain - Ben Truppin Brown

Sat 4th Captain - Matt Dobson

Women Captain - Ellie Durant

Sun 1st Captain - James Potter

Sun 2nd Captain - James Prestwich

Indoor Training

The new year signals that the cricket season is just around the corner! To ensure we hit the ground running for the 2024 season, the club has arranged dedicated training sessions for all sides, ranging from U9 through to seniors.

These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to sharpen our skills, build team camaraderie, and get into form. Whether you're a seasoned player or a budding talent, we encourage everyone to join in and make the most of these training opportunities.
* Adults Men will train at Flitwick Leisure Centre on Sundays starting 28th Jan
* Women will train at Wixams Academy on Wednesdays starting 17th Jan
* Under 13 & Under 15 at Flitwick Leisure Centre on Sundays starting 28th Jan
* Under 9’s & Under 11 at Wixams Academy on Fridays starting 19th Jan
* Under 11, 13 & 15 Girls train at Alameda Middle on Mondays starting 22nd Jan

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U15 & U13 Training (
Girls U11, U13 & U15 Training (
U9 & U11 Training (

Player Recruitment

We are always looking for new senior playing members across all sides. This coming season the club are offering an incentive to members who recruit new players.
* Any member who recruits a full playing member will have their membership reduced by 50%, recruit two new full paying members and your fees are paid in full.
* Any new full paying members will receive a playing shirt upon payment of full membership fees.

Situations Vacant

As we move towards the new season we have some very important roles that are vacant within the club.

Membership Secretary

With the club now having a Womens section and more juniors than ever we have decided to split the role of Membership secretary into two.

Senior Membership Secretary and Youth Membership secretary. The roles are key in ensuring that the club holds all the correct information, help with recruitment, monitor membership payments and supports communication between the club and members.

Further details on the roles can be found at the button below.

Head Coach

The committee have taken the decision to look to employ a Head Coach. The role will focus on Senior training sessions & Saturday 1st XI matches to develop current players and youth players transitioning into senior cricket but will influence all areas of cricket.

Further details are available at the link below.

“You can’t do enough for a good club!”
Situations Vacant ([/url])

Pavilion Extension Update

Full planning permission has now been granted for the extension to the pavilion. The contract has now gone out to tender with the decision anticipated to be made very early in the new year.

Fingers crossed for news on a start date in the New Year

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