Welcome, Dear Readers , to the 2015 cricket season and the centenary season of our organisation.
For those who missed it last time, our Centenary Events can be found here
on our website: We played our earliest season match ever v Buckinghamshire CCC last Sunday, and the result and report on that game can be found here
on our website. The schedule and teams for our next 4 Representative XI matches can be downloaded here CCCRepresentativeXIearlyseasonmatchesuptoJune3rd.doc
These games are excellent to watch and we encourage you to attend those local to you. The hosting clubs always are amazingly hospitable and deserve your support. Will all clubs whose players are representing CCC please inform your local press (as well as giving the results of matches where your player has performed with aplomb! Find more about representing the CCC, and how to nominate a player at your club to play for the CCC - here
Whilst the new Board of Directors has a similar look to last year, we are delighted to welcome Becky Fairlie-Clark as the Board member with the Communications portfolio. Aside from becoming the first female Board member of CCC, Becky brings a professional expertise to media and comms which we have been lacking in the past years. In this of all seasons, we must broadcast our message to the widest possible audience. The work which we are doing with Clubs and Leagues, fixtures and ground-sharing, as well as the innovations surrounding the African-Caribbean and South Asian cricketing communities, put CCC and its partners in the National Cricket Conference into a new and influential role in the cricketing family.
We are also highlighting Charles Randall's recent piece on the "Editorial Comments" by Lawrence Booth in this year's Wisden Almanac. Talking with our own Simon Prodger, Charles has brought out the essence of the problems facing the amateur game as well as providing some solutions. We would be delighted to hear your comments via the Forum button on the right hand side of the website Home page.
We hope that the promised decent weather will give us all a chance to play, watch, coach and enjoy a season full of runs and wickets, friendly umpiring and excellent teas. If that sounds nostalgic, then we offer no apology.
Have a great summer.