Message from the Chairman

I normally enjoy sitting down at this time of year and writing my ‘Chairman’s Corner’ for the fixturebooklet in anticipation of another splendid summer of cricket. However, the past few months have been anything but normal, and the ongoing virus crisis will affect both our club and our sport in severe ways. As many of you will already be aware, the committees of both the Cheshire County League and the Cheshire League have made the decision to delay the start of the 2020 cricket season. The leagues have stated that whatever happens this season, there will be no promotion and relegation this year. The league set up for 2020 will be taken forward as the basis of fixtures in 2021.

The situation that we find ourselves in is fast-moving and totally unprecedented. It is incumbent upon us all to follow the strong guidance and advice issued by the Government and the ECB in order to try to stop the spread of Covid 19 as best we can. The health and safety of everyone is our priority.

Consequently, all cricketing activities at Christleton CC are suspended indefinitely and will not recommence until the advice from the Government and the ECB gives us the green light to play cricket again. This means that there will be no outdoor or indoor training or practice, no nets and no matches. This applies to all junior and senior teams.

The leagues will monitor the situation and will tell us when we can play cricket again. No one knows when that will be. In the meantime, our job is to keep the club in a state of readiness. The ground looks magnificent and could be played on now. It will be kept in its usual beautiful condition by the people whose care, expertise and pride in what they do remains constant. The clubhouse is newly decorated and also looks magnificent. A similar band of volunteers have been managing a comprehensive restoration of the clubhouse in recent weeks. The results are impressive and it is sad and so frustrating that we cannot yet bring the clubhouse back to life.

Above all, we need our members to show personal readiness, and real pride in their club. For now, not only are there no cricketing activities, there is also no income. At the point when we are able to play cricket and hold social functions, hopefully later in the summer, we need to see our members throw themselves into what remains of the season with positive energy and enthusiasm to help our club and the sport to bounce back.

When updates are available, they will be sent on to you.

I normally close ‘Chairman’s Corner’ by hoping to meet members and supporters old and new on our lovely ground at the start of the season. I very much hope that this year it won’t be too long before Ihave that pleasure. In the meantime, please stay healthy, and ready to play cricket again.

Best wishes Mike Hollindale

RIP – Peter Mitchell

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Peter Mitchell. 

Peter played for the 1st & 2nd XI in the 60s-80s .  He was a Batsman and Wicket Keeper and one of the members that first helped build the Clubhouse that stands on the ground today.  In later decades he regularly supported the Club in his role as a Vice-President.  He will be deeply missed. 
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Barry, Sarah, family and friends.

 

 

Senior Winter Nets 2020

CLUBHOUSE VANDALISED

On Monday 30th December, we were stunned and shocked to find that our Clubhouse had been ransacked overnight.  Thieves/Vandals broke in through one of the windows but then proceeded to throw chairs, glasses, bottles, pictures etc through all the other windows.  They tried to kick in the double-glazed doors and the fire exits.  They broke into the bar smashed the optics, poured themselves drinks and then went on to have a  destructive frenzy.  Furniture was thrown around the building into the TV, PA System and the framed pictures showing all the history of our club.  

These despicable characters also went into the kitchen ripping cupboard doors off, yanked the telephone and router out of the wall.  They trashed the credit card machine, the cash till and most sickeningly they ripped the defibrillator off the wall, which was left scattered around in pieces.

Their final present to us was to let off all the fire extinguishers (both powder and water) which left a horrible mess but also their foot and handprints.  Forensics have taken excellent evidence from this along with DNA from the glasses and bottles that they drank from.

The culprits will not be able to get away with this heartbreaking, thuggish behaviour and we urge people to contact the police with the names of these people. 

Anyone with information relating to the burglary/vandalism are encouraged to call 101 quoting IML600400. 

We have also set up a Just Giving page to help raise funds for the repair and replacement of damaged items.

Just Giving – Help Our Club

 


AGM Highlights

Congratulations to Chairman Mike Hollindale
who was awarded Life Membership in recognition and appreciation of his outstanding loyalty, hard work and dedication to the Club.

The Clubman of the Year Award was awarded jointly to two well deserved members
Pete Roberts & Mark Inchley for their immense voluntary work for the Club this Season.

The newly elected officers for 2019 can be seen on this link

Officers 2019

 

 

 

 

Arthur Broster RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Arthur Broster.  Arthur was the longest serving member of Christleton Cricket Club, having played, participated or supported since 1947.  He was a passionate and generous supporter of the Club.  He was always ready to help, advise and give encouragement to the players, especially the youngsters. He will be deeply missed and and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

 
 
 
 

Christmas Party 2019

 

T I C K E T S  O N   S A L E   N O W !
Contact Mandy Harding
[email protected]

 

 

Christleton under 13’s through to a Cheshire cup final

We are pleased to announce that following a good win against Davenham on Tuesday, Christleton U13s have made the finals of the 2019 North Cheshire Junior Cricket Association Cup. Having won the toss Christleton Captain Thomas Duffy had no hesitation in electing to bat first. Following a slow start Toby Holland (25) and Freddie Heyland (55n.o.) put on over 60 for the 2nd wicket with a selection of sound defensive shots & aggressively putting the bad balls away for boundaries. Aaron Joinson scored a quickfire 15 at the death to take the total to an imposing 139 off their 20 overs.

Davenham started off launching the ball to all parts of the ground as their openers went about their task admirably. But Oli Neve took the crucial wicket in his 2nd over which slowed up the run rate and allowed Christleton to regain control off the game. Wickets fell consistently throughout the next 16 overs, Joinson again enjoying success with the ball & Monty Robson took two crucial catches which allowed Christleton to cruise to a comfortable 30 run victory.

This game marks the end of what has been a fantastic season for the U13s – we have seen significant improvement across all areas, a real sense of team unity & camaraderie has developed and some of the cricket we have witnessed this year has been very pleasing.

The final will be played on September 8th against Weaverham.

Training Kit – Available online

 

We have some great new training tops, shorts, hoodies, bottoms – Have a look at our Gray Nicholls site by following this link:

CCC New Kit 2019

Sponsorship 2019

The upkeep of a successful cricket club is surprisingly intensive. Christleton have a dynamic group of volunteers maintaining the club and grounds to an extremely high standard. Our pitches have been consistently voted the best in Cheshire over the last 10 years.

Volunteers can only provide the graft and guile in maintaining the standards we expect at Christleton cricket club so it is through fundraising events and local sponsorship that we support the efforts of our volunteers. 

If you would like to support our endeavours through sponsorship of a match, match ball, fundraising event or just generally then please contact us and one of the team will be in touch to advise of the options available.

Christleton Cricket Club 2018 Sponsors – will your name be here in 2019?

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