I'm afraid that I must start my mail to you with some very sad news. Our friend, fellow member and team mate Tony Deacon passed away early on Sunday morning after a determined and dignified fight against cancer. There is not much to easily say in these circumstances but I have sent a note to Tony's family on behalf of all at North Enfield.
Everything else seems a little trivial but a few more things from me to you,
1. I think in these mails I can be accused of not talking much about cricket, I suppose this is easily done as so much needs to happen off the field to allow us to play. Well this weekend sees our adult league season start, 1s are up against Bushy away, and the 2s are at home to Old Owens 2s. At the end of the day we are a cricket club so PLEASE PLEASE make yourself available on Saturdays and Sundays. We have a lot going in the right direction off the pitch and did well on the field in 2013, but availability was consistently poor.
Please help our hard working skippers and vices by making yourself available as much as possible, and letting them know if you can play to save them making 100 phone calls (start now for this weekend!).
2. Our nets have been 'reset' and are now fit for use. Adult training sessions will take place every Wednesday from 19.45. If our juniors are in the nets at that time we will start with fielding practice and then move into the nets. This will change week to week.
3. Just a quick note to say that our Juniors start in their leagues this week. Ken, Kieran and the rest of them have been doing a brilliant job getting everyone organised. I'll keep you posted on progress......
4. Thanks to all that put time in and helped over our work rota weekends! Please to all those who did not / could not help out then find some time to do your bit during the season.....
5. As you know we are trying to work in conjunction with local partners be that sports clubs, schools, council departments, voluntary teams etc. Well Crews Hill Golf Club have a good offer for May where they are offering unlimited golf for £99. Seems like a top deal to me! http://www.crewshillgolfclub.com/pages.php/section/32670a24-cd26-11e3-9d88-002590a5fe03/view_section.html
6. Finally the Fixture Card is now done and at the printers. Thanks to Bingo, Mally and Gleno for getting everything thing in and (hopefully) right. They should be with us for distribution in the next day or so.....
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. North Enfield CC then please let me know (especially via the online survey!!).
Many thanks for reading my mails and with very best wishes
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