Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Village Newsletter Contribution....

Little Staughton Village Cricket Club

The 2nd LSVCC AGM was held at The Crown on Saturday 6 December.  The previous season was judged to have been extremely successful, and the result of many contributions from players, families and supporters. Topics discussed included the 12 2008 fixtures, future fixtures, and club development.  One of the most rewarding things of the last season was the involvement of youth in the club. No more so was this evident than the Kymbrook Lower School coaching sessions organized by Roy Palmer each week. These activities are very important and also enable extra funding from English Cricket Board (ECB) with whom LSVCC is now officially affiliated.  LSVCC has now adopted the ECB safe hands policy as part of its official constitution. Some youth  members had even been seconded to play for other clubs in the region. Playing field facilities were discussed, as the opportunity exists to obtain a grant from Biffa Waste Disposal to provide water and toilet amenities for players and spectators alike.  To assist the Parish Council in their consideration of an application for these funds it was unanimously agreed that LSVCC would submit a proposal and business plan to them. Other important developments included the refurbishment of the pitch roller, and purchase of a dedicated wicket mower.

2008 awards were presented as follows:

The Cliff Hopperton Cup for the most improved player-Oliver Middleton

The Best Bowler-Maya Thrasher

The Best Bat-Jody Arch

Clubman of the Year-Adrian Thrasher

Player with most room for improvement-Patrick Dignan

Groundsman Award-Ben Thrasher    

Family award-Thrashers

Fundraising events were discussed as these are now essential for survival of the club. Recurrent money is required for equipment, indemnity and liability insurance, and hire of facilities and services. Bernard Hopperton said he would delighted for the club to use his barn again, this time  for a joint Church and CC venture that would raise money for both concerns. Potential for a Village fete to coincide with some cricketing activity on the playing field will also be considered.  A match against the Church will be arranged again next season. Other CC entertainments are currently being organised, including a springtime club dinner…..for the dates of forthcoming LSVCC events please keep an eye on the Little Staughton Village Cricket Club website, either at http://lsvcc.blogspot.com/ or following the link on the village website http://www.littlestaughtonvillage.co.uk/

Anyone interested in joining LSVCC should contact either Jason Newell on 01480 860355 or Adrian Thrasher on 01234 376952.  New members welcome. For youngsters under 10, weekly coaching sessions are held throughout summer. Finally we would like to thank every one in The Village who has offered support and encouragement for LSVCC throughout the last season and hope that we can count on you again in coming months. Special thanks to Duncan Brightman and family for generous donation of woodstain for the pavilion, and to Kevin and Maria at The Crown for wonderful refreshment !