Welcome to my first mail of the 2016 Season. If you or your son / daughter are new to North Enfield CC then you are very welcome!! As ever there are 101 things going on behind the scenes with tireless efforts being made by the committee and other members. Sorry about the long start of season mailing, please bear with me……
- Firstly thanks to all of those that did help at our pre-season work rotas, you know who you are. If you did not make it, then please make sure you volunteer when we next need a helper behind the bar or put you hand up when extra help is required. Special thanks to Judy Mayo and her fellow ECV volunteers; we appreciate all your efforts!
- As advertised widely with flyers out to 6 local schools, on our website and in these mails, we had two well attended try-out sessions for new players. Thanks to Ken, Kieran, all coaches and mums who made our visitors and hopefully 'to be' new members so welcome. As ever we need new members so please spread the word to family and friends and tell them about us!
- Fixture Cards are being printed as I type and should be with us soon. Thanks again to all sponsors and to Bingo, Mally and Gleno for getting it looking so good and more important, so accurate
- After us funding around £15k of work in the pavilion for new toilets and compliant fire exit doors recently, we have some plans to really give the main pavilion some much needed TLC over the summer. We are only too aware that the poor thing looks a bit tired, but as ever we are constrained by limited money and already busy volunteers finding the time. We are in the planning stage, so if you can help source cheaper / donated materials, or you have a trade i.e. decorator, plumber, electrician, carpenter etc, then please let me or our Pavilion Secretary Jane Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org) know. The more help, the less pressure on a few people and the quicker it will get done and we will get the benefit. Thank you!
- Speaking of improvements thanks to Allan Jones for coordinating all the work in our revamped Junior store / Umpires Room (painting is especially magnificent!)
- Some of you might not have picked up on the fact that the ECB cricket helmet guidance has recently changed. Here is a link to the ECB website with all the details http://www.hertscricket.org/news/ecb-announces-helmet-guidance-update-13676/
- Finally I have had some club water bottle and drawstring bags made up. I want to gauge interest before I order; the bag and bottle will be £10 for the pair. Can you please reply to this message and let me know if you interested (please click on the link to the right of this mail to view the items)
Finally cricket! Please get your availability to our skippers Kieran, Mark and Gareth to save them having to make 101 phone calls. Please be proactive and make their lives easier this season please.
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.
Many thanks for reading my mails and with very best wishes