Dicko Speaks .............
Well Guys, we are only 6 weeks away from the big kick off to the season and after a fantastic pre-season so far we have plenty to get organised and planned for a smooth start to the season.
If you have not managed to get to Senior or Junior nets, then now is a good time to show your face and get the rust off, for the first games of the season. See the timetable below:-
Men’s 1XI + 2XI: Thursday 9pm – 10pm @Kings School Chester Men’s 3XI + 4XI + Colts + Midweek: Wednesday 9pm – 10pm @Kings School Chester Ladies: Wednesday 6pm – 7pm @Kings School Chester
All new senior members are welcome to attend, call Lee Dixon Club Coach on 07813 524884 to check which session is best for you to attend.
Kids net session times are listed below:
Under 11: Sunday 9am – 10am @Kings School Chester Under 13: Sunday 10am - 11am @Kings School Chester Under 15: Sunday 11am -12am @Kings School Chester
All sessions cost £3. Cricket balls and equipment is available to use for beginners.
Warren Goodwin is doing a bulk order for the new club whites (shirts and Jumpers). Please send your sizes to him on email@example.com by the 13th March. There will be future orders after that but that will be the first cut off point. These are the items available:
Short sleeve playing shirt Long sleeve playing shirt Sleeveless Jumper Long Sleeve Jumper
All training kit can be found on the KIT tab on the website. Allow 4/6 weeks turnaround time.
Plenty going on at the club at the moment keep looking at the website, and please try and come down to the Natwest Cricket-force day on Saturday 5th April, all playing and non-playing members welcome.
Lee Dixon Club Coach / 1st Team Captain
Sunday 9th March 2014: Rugby
Get down to the club on Sunday to watch the Rugby and have a few pints.
England take on Wales in the six nations, starting at 3pm.
See you there!
Nomads Race Night
The Nomads are hosting a race night at the club on 1st March. Please contact Mark Powell on 07709 18967 for full details and tickets.
£6 if tickets are bought in advance with free bottle of Peroni/Becks and bacon & sausage sandwich. Contact Powelly on 07709 189670 or Dave Fisher 07711 379507 for tickets and more info.
There’s 3 more horses available to sponsor for £25. (Maybe the cricket section could sponsor one?) Again contact Powelly
Can pay on the door to get in for reduced rate but no free Becks/Peroni or bacon & sausage sandwich.
Goodwin Shows The Way To The Future
Chester and Cheshire's Premier batsman Warren Goodwin made a guest appearance at Junior nets on Sunday, The Wirral based 27 year old put the stars of the future through their paces and even did a special master class on short pitch bowling with the under 15 group.
The group witnessed the batsman demonstrate his full range of shots and give them a insight of dealing with pace bowling. The hope is the more players who can help our young talent the better long term it will be for their development.
We have one more Sunday session before the half term week off, the commitment of the junior players has been superb so far and many of them have progressed further this winter down the Cheshire Youth Cricket performance pathway.
Junior Net Times :-
U 11's: 9.00 – 10.00 U 13's: 10.00 – 11.00 U 15's: 11.00 - 12.00
Match Ball Sponsors 2014
We are now taking bookings for Match Ball Sponsors 2014. Book early so you get your choice of game. Match Ball sponsors will be displayed in the club house on the game day, and also on the website. Please see prices below:
1XI Home Game: £40.00 2XI Home Game: £30.00 3XI Home Game: £20.00 4XI Home Game: £10.00
Contact Tommy Evans (07710 266683, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lee Dixon (07813 524884) or Bob Evans (07539 171379).
There are also sponsorship opportunities for shirt sponsors, ground sponsor and sponsor boards around the ground. Please contact Jim Gillson (07852 303082) for details and costs.
2014 Fixtures Released
The 1XI, 2XI, 3XI, 4XI and o40s fixtures can be found by using the below links. All fixtures will be uploaded into the team sections above, before the start of the season.
1XI and 2XI can be found by clicking here
3XI and 4XI can be found by clicking here
Over 40's can be found by clicking here
Social Events at CBHCC
Friday 7 February – 7:00pm until midnight - Family Disco and Karaoke
Our first chance to get together in 2014 kicks off with a family friendly disco and karaoke evening at the club – children of all ages welcome! Bring along the family to the club and be entertained by such singing talent as CBHCC’s very own four tenors – Lee Dixon, Graham Vernon, Phil Thomas and Dan Riley; witness the dancing ability of the Killoran brothers as they Gangnam Style their way through the evening; listen to the sweet dulcet tones of Yvonne Fleet and friends or grab the microphone yourself and entertain us. Food will be available from 7:30pm, with chicken and chips and scampi being served. There is no entrance fee so book a taxi, bring your singing voice and a good thirst with you for a relaxed night at the club.
Friday 28 March – 7:30 onwards - An evening with award winning Rhos Male Voice choir
We welcome the forty strong choir to the club in what promises to be a night to remember. The Rhos Male Voice Choir was established in 1891 and has won the BBC choir of the year, has featured at the Royal Variety Performance and has sung with such luminaries as Katherine Jenkins and Bryn Terfel. This is the first time we have welcomed the Rhos male voice choir and can assure you a wonderful evening. Get a look at their website www.rmvc.co.uk and follow the links to You Tube for a sneak preview. Tables of 10 or 12 are available, with individual tickets priced at £25 per head which includes a three course meal served by our club caterer Phil Dougherty. Please contact either Chris Fleet or me at email@example.com or call me on 07852 303082 to book tickets.
Look forward to seeing you at the club this week.
Jim Gillson Chairman CBHCC
3XI & 4XI January Net Review
The winter nets are proving to be a big success for the 3XI and 4XI as both teams prepare for the new season.
There are a few new faces who are already showing real potential and will no doubt be fighting for senior places come the first game of the season. (Match manager for the 4XI Phil Evans was there taking detailed notes in his little black book)
There’s a fantastic amount of youth talent on show too with extremely promising youngsters, Metcalf, Maddocks, Cotterill and Wyatt just to name a few in attendance, these lads are really coming along through the winter with the aid of 1XI skipper and club coach Lee Dixon.
The Evans brothers have been in attendance every week so far and are doing a great job with the youngsters, especially challenging their bowling when they’re batting. (It must be mentioned that young Tommy Wyatt dismissed record breaker Evans last night!)
All in all the first month was a success and the signs are positive for the 3rd and 4th teams for the upcoming season.
Let’s keep the momentum going forward!
See you all next week.
Update from Dicko .......
As we enter the final week of the January transfer window, it was the reemergence of a club legend rather than a new recruit that gave nets this week a real buzz.
Ed Roberts returned to training after a year away from playing, much to the excitement of the group at the Kings training complex.
The night was nearly ruined after a spell of very short bowling by second team record holder Bobby. Who then hit junior speedster Wolfy on the head. Dan Riley has vowed to speak to Bob about his bad behavior.
With both net nights getting a good attendance, the hope that we can kick start the season well across all the teams and age groups.
The junior sessions on a Sunday have been superbly supported and team managers have been supported by guest appearances from players Warren Goodwin, Bob and Tom Evans.
Had a net with rolo on the Wirral on Sunday night and Chester's James Cordon lookalike looked trim and in great touch.
Lets keep the momentum great start.
First Net Session Review
Well, it’s started for real now as the net programme for the seniors ends its First week, with all 5 teams being well represented across the three sessions.
It all started Wednesday with 3rd/4th team nets, 18 in attendance including John the Gas from the Bridge inn. It was a good opportunity for several players to get the rust off and work at their games. George Metcalf and James Cotterill in particular hitting it well week 1. Derbyshire scholar Harry Killoran came down and helped with coaching duties. Great to see so many of fishy and Phils players making the effort this early in the campaign.
Thursday started with women's nets, Oli Law taking the junior players Beth, Holly and Molly meanwhile I had the pleasure of several of last year’s treble winning squad. Special mention to Lorna for being surprised at us needing kit when indoor netting. Hopefully next week her bag will make it in the car. Meanwhile it was a competition between Netty and Captain Capes for who could be latest on parade. Great start and look forward to building on their success last year.
Then last but not least it was the 1st/2nd team men, a superb turn out including Shagger Hedgecoe, Toby Hughes and Super Dan Riley to name only a few. We also had several new members who made their first appearance both look very handy additions. Tommy Evans has been warned about his etiquette after smashing throw downs towards people watching upstairs, Wolfy managed again to show how best not to let the ball hit his pads and everyone enjoyed the extra bounce these nets gave the quick bowlers. This is a great start for the club, hopefully get a long time slot sorted and start getting the club after nets for a quick pint with the Colonel.
‘Til next week
CBHCC January 2014 Newsletter
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