APRIL NEWS LETTER
Well, it is here at last - April, and the cricket season, has arrived.
After a long, cold winter we can finally look forward to getting out and playing again.
We go into the season with a new set of captains to lead us.
Chris Perkins has agreed to take on the first-team role with Tim Robinson as his vice-captain.
The second team will be captained by Alex Skerrett while David Hobbs will take full control of the Zingari after Kishor Parmar decided to stand down from his 'off-field' role last year.
Brandon Hawker is also new to the captaincy position having been appointed to lead our Sunday side.
We wish them all the very best for the summer ahead.
We are also currently in talks to bring an Australian fast bowler over to bolster our ranks and hopefully he should be with us for the new season. There will be updates on this via our website and social media.
April home fixtures
Sunday 22 - Sunday v Uffington
Saturday 28 - First XI v Stony Stratford
The biggest development over the winter months has been the building of our new nets. Everything has now been finished in time for the new season and it looks fantastic.
It is a superb facility which will help all our teams develop their skills over the coming months and years but we believe it will be especially beneficial for all our youth group players.
We would like to express our huge thanks to SUEZ Communities Trust for their wonderful funding which enabled the project to take place.
Our newly-formed commercial committee has already achieved some success with several companies agreeing to advertise at the ground.
We are very keen to attract any new backers who would be willing to sign up for sponsorship or advertising at Orlingbury Road.
Please contact Jim Lyon on 07931 336125 if you think your company might be able to help.
At the time of writing, our annual dinner preparations are in full swing. The ever-popular event held on April 23 had Northamptonshire County Cricket Club chairman Gavin Warren as its guest of honour.
Some early dates for the diary this summer include our annual match with Sir Tim Rice's Heartaches side on Friday, June 8; the Summer Ball on Friday, July 6 and the President's Day on Sunday, July 29.
There will be plenty more events taking place and details of these will be announced on our website and social media.
Stuart Hardy (01933 675921), Jim Lyon (07931 336125) or Bill Chudley (01933 679260) will be happy to help with bookings or provide information about our excellent facilities which are available for meetings, parties, weddings, wakes etc. To keep up-to-date with all that is happening at the Club, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter.