A New Junior Season Dawns

Registration evening is on Friday 5th April from 6.30 pm onwards. The registration forms are here:  Please bring a completed form and payment with you.

As a special offer for the evening, we can take orders for a Spofforth CC clothing deal consisting of a hoodie, cricket shirt and cap for £35. We can take sizes on the evening. The clothing looks like this:

Also we are looking for volunteers to staff the bar and the tuck shop on Fridays. Please let us know on 5th April what date(s) you can do. If we don’t get volunteers then we can’t open the bar or shop…

Following registration, we start outdoor coaching on Friday 12th April from 6.30.

This year the coaching arrangements are as follows:

Under 9s: Simon Giddings (Manager & Coach) assisted by Andrew Lurcuck and Mark Woodward

Under 11s: Jason Westerman (Manager & Coach) assisted by Paul Draper

Under 13s: Lucas Bateman (Manager), Ross Atkinson (Coach)

Under 15s: Paul Jackson (Manager & Coach) assisted by Jonny Moxon

Ross also has overarching responsibility for coaching at the club.

Depending on coaching availability, these arrangements may change occasionally and it is likely that we will have other coaches helping out. Which brings me to:

We need people to help with coaching. If you have ever fancied trying your hand at coaching or just simply helping then here is your opportunity. Ross, our club coach, is looking to organise an event one Saturday morning where you can have a go at coaching. Once I have the full details then I will let you know. Please give this some consideration. The next generation of cricketers need coaches.

Fund raising: we need money to enable us to provide cricket. Subscriptions covers costs but we always need more. If you have any ideas about fund raising then please feel free to share them. You may have noticed that there is a TV screen in the club house which carries information about the club as well as advertising (mainly) local businesses. If you know of any business which wishes to make use of this TV advertising then please let us know. The cost for an advert is £50 for the year and you will be re-imbursed £10 once payment has been made by the advertiser.

NatWest Cricket Force this year, this will take place on 6th April. Can you spare some time to help with jobs around the ground? It would be great if you can help to get the facilities ready for this season.

Finally, there is a trip to Theakstons Brewery on 16th April. A bus will be leaving the cricket club at 6.15, returning around 10.15. The trip includes seeing the brewing process, a hot supper and, of course, a sample of our sponsor’s famous brew. The price is just £5 (yes, just £5). Places are limited so please contact Steve Gill (e-mail chauffeur_gill@yahoo.com & mobile 07881 957365).

Look forward to seeing you all soon

Jason Westerman
Junior Chairman 

Junior Coaching To Be Continued

As a result of this season’s terrible weather we have decided to extend Friday evening’s junior coaching sessions past the official end date of Friday 13th July.

The ground is not available on Friday 20th July due to Spofforth School’s annual BBQ and therefore junior coaching will re-commence on Friday 27th July.

Please note these sessions are available only to juniors registered in advance of Friday 13th July 2012, taster sessions will NOT be available.

Simon Giddings
Chairman of Junior Cricket

SA Sports Coaching Summer Cricket Course

Sam Anderson will once again be running a summer cricket coaching course at Spofforth CC this year, a great way to improve your child’s enjoyment of the sport.  Details are as follows:-

Dates: Monday 13th August  – Wednesday 15th August 2012
Times: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Ages: 7-14
Cost: £75 for all 3 days or £25 per day.

For more details please visit www.sasportscoaching.com, call James Finch on 07854 596959 or email sam@sasportscoaching.com.