Isham C.C. News Letter
ISHAM CRICKET CLUB
The club would like to record our sincere thanks to all those members and supporters for their backing following the AGM which resulted in the club going public about the difficulties around the lease renewal. The latest update we can give is that negotiations are being re-opened with the Isham Playing Field Association and we hope both parties can come to an amicable resolution.
Annual General Meeting
A very well attended AGM witnessed two major changes of roles for the 2017 season - and well beyond hopefully.
Chairman Bill Chudley, following 13 years at the helm, stepped down for Jim Lyon to take over. President Stuart Hardy led the tributes to Bill for his huge input, energy and commitment and also acknowledged the equal input of Bill's wife Sarah.
Thankfully Bill remains on the committee, particularly to help see through the renewal of the lease.
The other major change saw first-team captain George Chudley hand over this important role to Elliott Forde. Elliott is a former Isham youth team player who has risen through the sides at the club and we wish him every success for the coming season. George was publicly thanked for his many years of commitment in captaining both Saturday and Sunday sides and for inspiring a loyal and supportive band of players.
A full list of roles and officials is available on our website.
The winter/spring nets begin on Sunday, March 5 and will be held at Kettering Science Academy on Windmill Avenue (NN15 7EA).
The youth (under-9 to under-15) nets run from 1-3pm and the senior/under-17 nets from 3-5pm.
New players of all ages and abilities are very welcome to join us.
The club will always welcome new members.
Players, male or female, of any age or ability can represent our three Saturday, Sunday, midweek or five youth (under-9 to under-17) sides.
We also welcome anyone who has an interest in being an umpire, scorer, ground helper, tea maker or simply a supporter. Our club is totally inclusive and the friendly atmosphere will hopefully continue to attract like-minded members.
Anyone who would like to become a matchball sponsor or club vice-president will also be more than welcome to join our existing loyal and generous supporters. More details can be found on our website.
As previously advertised, the club is now URGENTLY in need of acquiring the services of a groundsman or groundsmen - with or without previous experience. Anyone interested should contact Rob Price - our ground chairman who has offered to stay on board and mentor any helpers - on 01536 790901.
We will hopefully be showing all England's Six Nations live in on the big screen in the pavilion.
The fixtures are:
Saturday, February 4: England v France (4.50pm).
Saturday, February 11: Wales v England (4.50pm).
Sunday, February 26: England v Italy (3pm).
Saturday, March 11: England v Scotland (4pm).
Saturday, March 18: Ireland v England (5pm).
Full details will appear on our website and via Facebook. For information on all our social events please contact Chris Tiney (07931 505897).
Stuart Hardy (01933 675921) or Jim Lyon (07931 336125) will be happy to help with bookings or give you information about our excellent facilities which are available for meeting, parties, weddings, wakes etc.