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Welcome to the 1st Club Cricket Conference Newsletter of 2015

Welcome Dear Reader to our first Newsletter of 2015.
 
All at CCC are looking forward to the various celebrations we have in our programme for this our Centenary Year.  And what a century it has been!  Starting its life in wartime; developing the definitive Fixture Bureau with over 200,000 matches arranged; surviving another world war and the introduction of Leagues; and on through to the 21st century, through 17 different Prime Ministers and 45 Ashes tours.  A lot has certainly changed but CCC has continued serving cricket clubs and organisations for 100 years.
 
As an example of our trying to help grassroots cricket, we have received the following email which we hope will trigger some positive action from our readers:

“The Cricket Pavilion in Mill Hill Park was burnt to the ground in 2009 by vandals. As a “temporary” measure two metal containers were placed in the park to provide storage etc. They remain there today, a total eyesore in one of North London’s premier parks. Obtaining fixtures with such awful facilities was impossible and cricket has virtually ceased in this location.
 
Barnet Council have kindly agreed to provide funding for a pre-cast concrete pavilion, however we need additional funds to make the new pavilion secure, to pay for nets and for the replacement of the artificial matting on the square.
 
We hope to re-vitalise the game in Mill Hill, notably for youth and ladies, and it will  offer excellent facilities for spectators too. Can anyone offer any additional funding that will help us to get up and running for this summer’s cricket season? We will then be able to develop a strong fixture list for next year. 
 
Please contact johnhgillett@btinternet.com

 
Other articles on the website are showcased including the ups and downs at Chingford CC, the MCC’s help for Nepal’s cricketing future and the Waitrose Club initiative.  Our trading partner Dennis Sisis is offering a day’s course for groundsfolk, and there is a reminder of our active Forum, where you can put your views forward.

In the interests of our Clubs, we are committed to providing as much information as possible on issues which can positively influence how Clubs can innovate to their own advantage.  We have received details of Sport England's latest initiative "Club Matters" and we hope that you will all take advantage of the concept.  Click here for the information.

Finally, may I remind you of The Reluctant Umpire, a book about the perilous problems of being asked to umpire during a match, and still retaining your friendships?  It is available by clicking on the Club Cricket Charity logo at the lower right of this Newsletter with all proceeds going to the Charity.
Have a great spring and anticipate a great summer!

MCC play their part in the exciting rise of Nepal

 
The MCC are continuing their good work in helping lesser cricketing nations make their way in the game by drafting two promising Nepalese players places into their Young Cricketer set-up at Lord's. Read more here

Waitrose extend small grants scheme to improve facilities

 
Clubs can now make applications for quick-fix funds of up to £4,000 from the England & Wales Cricket Trust to improve facilities through their county board, the ECB have announced. Find out more details here

Legal dispute takes shine off Chingford's maiden title

 
An exciting 2014 season at Chingford CC – they won the Essex Premier League for the first time - has been soured by a claim of £53,000 from an insurance company in a legal dispute involving a neighbouring property.  Read the full story here

Dennis / Sisis - Cricket Groundsman's Seminar
Tuesday 17th February 2015

 
A day not to miss for any Groundsman responsible for maintaining cricket pitches - full details can be found here

CCC Forum

 
Please click here to access the CCC Forum.
Look out for our next NEWSLETTER which will give details of more stories on Club Cricket. 
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