It is the summer solstice tomorrow and though we are waiting for some consistent summer sunshine in EN2 there is lots happening at our club......
Firstly thanks to everyone for supporting our '80s night on Saturday. I have received so many compliments where fun was had by all; brilliant fancy dress, top tunes, great family environment where members and their guests had so much fun. Thanks for supporting so wonderfully and to Mandy and Andy for getting us organised!
A reminder that we are playing our sporting neighbours Enfield Ignatians RFC tomorrow in a T20 game. Please get up and support the players and have a beer/ glass of vino after a long week at work for a 18.00 start. Also our friends at Enfield Lawn Tennis Club are hosting us next Friday (28th June) for night of tennis to get us in the mood for Wimbledon. We have a mixed family format planned and it is only right to get a fitting number along to the club on The Ridgeway. I have already had a few replies but please do let me know if you want to play so we can plan food. Rackets and balls will be supplied and the format is to encourage fun and participation. Their courts have just been refurbished, so please join us!
Frustratingly the rain has mostly fallen long and heavy on Wednesdays and affected our our Junior Nights. I'm so sorry this has been the case and we have cancelled with enormous reluctance, but our first consideration must be safety. We are planning to extend the Junior sessions by a couple of extra weeks so watch this space.... Thanks to all parents and players for getting to league games on time and for superb availability! It is so wonderful to watch all our young players enjoy the game, grow as teams, gain game time experience and wear our badge with pride! Special thanks to all parents and grandparents who support with such enthusiasm!
Thank you Metaswitch who have agreed to sponsor our U17 Middlesex Cup shirts! We really appreciate it and the shirts will be used for many games and years to come. There will be more to follow on the teams' progress......
Total club membership stands at almost £7,000 which is imperative to keeping us running. Thanks to everyone but we are still missing a few, so please get in touch with Gleno and Nick to pay up so they don't have to chase you......
Finally a couple of years ago I sent round a questionnaire to ask for suggestions on what we do well and what we can improve. There were numerous positives but the biggest area of improvement was centred on our website. Last year our time was overtaken with fundraising/ organisation for the containers and roller, but over the last couple of weeks we have listened and revamped the content of www.northenfieldcc.co.uk. Huge thanks to Steve Gilmore and Bingo for making this happen! There is still more to do, but please take a look and let Steve, Bingo or I know what else you would like to see.
In closing, adult weekend availably has been been brilliant in 2019 and all teams are playing well with some outstanding performances and older Juniors stepping up to adult cricket! Please keep letting TC, Andy and Dave know when you can play and enjoy the game while representing NECC.
I say it in every mail because it is true; NECC is as much your club as it is mine and all of us on Management. If you have any ideas, suggestions, observations or thoughts about anything re. our club then please let me know.
Many thanks for reading my mails and with very best wishes
Chairman, North Enfield Cricket Club