Latest news from the Executive Committee November 2011

  1. Tackle shed & scorehut
    It has been proposed that the new tackle shed and score hut has electrical sockets and lights fitted that could be powered by a portable generator.
  2. Left over stores
    These have either been sold or consumed.
  3. The next coffee morning is on 10th December.
  4. Bonfire
    The bonfire was a splendid success once again, and there is a possibilty that this could become a much bigger event in the future.


  1. Tackle Shed

Second stage payment was to be made. Progress could be seen by all present and the doors were to be painted green.

  1. League Meeting

Mr S Milner had attended; there were Junior cricket problems particularly with Teams not fulfilling fixtures.

In particular it was thought that certain Teams were not fulfilling these because they could not put forward a Team capable of winning which was not in the spirit of matters.

The next League Meeting was to be at Dinting and Mr Milner confirmed that he will attend on behalf of Whaley Bridge.

  1. Six a side

The Chairman reported that he had indeed obtained a Licence for the 17th of July. Raffle prizes were requested as were refreshments.

There was a check to be made that the Barbecue had been organised.

The meeting was aware that the forecast for the weekend isn’t good and the next available date, on the basis of needing ten working days for a Licence, would be the 7th of August.

There was a general consensus that an application should be made for that earlier date rather than waiting initially for the bank holiday weekend, because failure to run at bank holiday weekend would not give the Club any options for a further attempt.

All members are to be requested to attend.

  1. Mower

Mr Latham reported to the meeting that he had been to an equipment sale. The cheapest second hand mower capable of working our ground was in the region of £5500.

It was agreed that we need to keep looking but we also need to keep fund raising.

  1. Welfare Officer’s Report

Nicky Milner reported that with regard to Club Mark Mrs Maden and Mrs Glover, the latter of whom has experience in writing the policies that Club Mark seem to need, agreed to form a working group with the approval of the Committee – this was given – with a view to trying to obtain Club Mark for next Season.

  1. Junior Presentation

This is pencilled in for the 4th of September.

  1. Week long coaching course in August

Mr Milner has this in hand.

He did also request that someone obtain the Play Cricket web site details from the former secretary.

  1. Further matters arising

Mr Thompson agreed to obtain certain domestic items, ie paper towels, bin liners and toilet rolls through his business connections in time for the Six a side weekend.

It was also reported by Mr Ford that Mr Milner and Mr Crowley had stepped down from the selection committee due to other commitments. The Committee had co-opted Matthew Slack and Lee Jones on to the Committee which met the Executive Committees retrospective approval.

Thanks to the Groundmen

There were recorded in particular by Mr Milner for his efforts for the Junior Teams this Season and fully endorsed by the Committee.

Thanks to Mr R B Yates

The final draw for the 200 Club for the 2010\2011 Year had been made with the successful £500 winner being Mrs Irene Wild.

This remains the Clubs absolute life blood and thanks were recorded by the Chairman on behalf of the Club and endorsed by the Committee.

Work has started on the score hut and tackle shed. A grant has been received from the council for planting.

The nets are now operational, and the middle net should be erected!

We now have roughly 50 junior members. Unfortunately we had three accidents on three consecutive practice nights. It is unclear at this stage whether one of them involves Milly’s dog biting the coach.

We may have just one operational shower.

The six a side has now been rearranged for Sunday 17th July. It may be that we could get a license for the cup quarter final against Tintwistle at the same time that we apply for one for the six a side.

We are to remove the thistles from the lower bank.

There is an under 9s competition scheduled for 19th June. That will go down well on Fathers Day.

The secretary wishes to apologise for misspelling Mr Goulden’s name in previous correspondence.

The six a side will take place on Sunday 22nd May. All players are required to assist. For further information please contact Russ Wild or Russ Hambleton.

The presentation night will take place on Friday 22nd April up at the ground starting at 7pm.

We are finally in a position to proceed with the tackle shed and score hut – expect improvements throughout the season.

The outdoor nets are still out of use.

Watch out for a shiny new Junior Notice Board that should soon be in place at the ground.

No news on Mr Atkins catering, which is a concern!