CHRISTMAS MEMBERS NIGHT AND QUIZ
The annual Xmas party night featuring a quiz, late bar, food and fun has now been set for Saturday 28th December 2013. This evening represents a vital cog in our income stream for the year, and it is very important that it is well supported by our members. All members are encouraged to attend and to try to source a quiz team. Traditionally this is one of the biggest club nights of the year, and a chance to catch up with people over the holiday period. Please do come along and bring friends and family with you. Kicks off 8pm on the 28th.
15th November 2013
The 177th Annual General Meeting of the oldest cricket club in the NCU was held last night. A decent crowd turned up to see the following elections of office-bearers
Chairman: Dean Simpson
Vice-Chairman: Gary Blair
President: Trevor McKeown
Senior VP: Ian Ross
Honorary Secretary: Michael Foster
Honorary Membership Secretary: Seymour Murphy
Honorary Treasurer: TBC
1st XI Captain: David Simpson
2nd XI Captain: Graham Elliott
3rd XI Captain: Matthew Gleave
4th XI Captain: Joe Hardial
Good luck to all office bearers and captains for the forthcoming year
24th October 2013
A hugely successful club dinner and awards night was conducted on Friday 18th October in the Cecil Walker pavilion. The outside caterers did a fine job, and the awards night went particularly well, with Andy Kennedy from Muckamore CC our guest speaker. Winners for the season were as follows:
U13 – Scott Shannon U15 – Aaron McKeown Henry McAuley Award – Callum Irvine John Solanky Award – Callum Irvine Young Player of Year – Aaron McKeown 4th XI – Andrew Brown 3rd XI – Matthew Gleave 2nd XI – Callum Atkinson 1st XI – Bob Rankin
In addition, the Ladies Trophy was awarded to Seymour Murphy, and the Reggie Blair award for supporter of the year was won by Sam Crowe.
16th September 2013
Another season is concluded at the club with the final match of the season taking place at the Park on Saturday past, with the 2s ensuring their place in the top flight of junior cricket after beating Muckamore by 38 runs in a tense affair. Man of the hour was Catko who boxed a vital 37 out of 136 and then followed up with 3-22 to see us home by 38 runs. Well done to the lads on Saturday.
The ground will now be put to bed for the year and any assistance from members will be welcomed this coming Saturday (21st) to help with this work. Please come down any time after 10.30 to lend a hand.
The date for the club dinner has been set for Friday 18th October, and in a departure from recent years will take place in the club. Further details will be posted bu keep the date free (awards night happening then as well) as there will be a maximum of 80 people at the event.
5th September 2013
Another season is just about over at the club. For the first time in many people’s memory, the 1st XI completed their programme in the month of August. It has certainly been one of the best season’s weather wise for a long time, long may that continue.
The firsts ended with a slightly disappointing defeat against North Down. With nothing to play for Davy Simpson opted to juggle with the batting lineup and gave promising youngster Mark Berry a chance at 3, whilsy giving former opener Carl Williams the number 5 slot. This approach came in for some unwarranted criticism from some parts, but when else is the likes of Mark and others going to get a chance to shine if not in a match that is of little importance to the club.
The firsts ended the season in mid-table, which they will be disappointed with, but after a most inauspicious start, it resembled a reasonable effort with some decent performances along the way.
The seconds are still not finished. After beating CIYMS a couple of weeks ago, they looked almost safe, but a number of results have gone against them and they face up to their final match of the season against Muckamore needing a win to stay in the top flight of Junior cricket. It would be harsh on Neal McDowell’s side should they be relegated after winning nearly 50 percent of their matches, but such are the rules. Hopefully they can turn in one last performance and stay up.
The thirds had a reasonable season, finishing 4th in their league. Not a bad effort from Dazzler and his troops who will enjoy another season in Junior 5.
JoJo’s 4th XI finished ages ago, indeed they were done by July, and they finished a respectable mid-division in their league also.
Finally, the Night at the Dogs at the weekend was a fantastic success. Nearly £1300 raised and a huge bar take. Well done to all and thanks for the tremendous support.