LCC Club Statement – 9th May

Club are saddened to hear the recent passing of Sadie Simpson on the 7th May. Sadie was the wife of the late Jack Simpson who played for Lisburn for many years and captained the club in 1958. Jack also played for Ireland in 1954. Both Jack and Sadie were dedicated members for many years with Sadie helping out with the teas on match days. Our thoughts are with Rodney and the wider Simpson family at this time.

LCC Club Statement – 19th March

Members and Friends of Lisburn Cricket Club

The LCC Management Committee convened on Thursday 19th (via conference call) to discuss the implications of Covid-19 on all areas of club life and discuss how we can support our membership through the coming weeks and months.

Firstly, it goes without saying that all LCC activities, whether it be senior or youth practice, fundraising and social events have been cancelled or postponed. We have been in contact with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council this afternoon and the park will be closed from this evening (23rd March).

With regards the 2020 season, we are hopeful that there will be some form of cricket in the summer months but this is obviously dependant on many factors outside of our control. 

Our Youth Convenor, Callum Atkinson, will be emailing all youth parents from the 2019 season over the coming days with information on how youth members can access online coaching material and continue to stay involved with cricket during this period of isolation.

From a Senior playing perspective, we have been in regular contact with Faiz (in India) and Josh (in South Africa) over the past few weeks. The good news is that both of them and their families are safe and doing well.

Naturally the coming months will be extremely tough for local businesses. Where possible, and adhering to ongoing guidance, we ask members to support club sponsors when they can. Our sponsors have been extremely supportive to us for many years and it is only right that we support them if we can. Club Treasurer, Graeme Browne, has been reaching out to club sponsors individually over the past week to offer our support where possible. A list of our sponsors can be found on the website.

We will be reaching out to all members via email, text and phone over the coming days to ensure they have everything they need. If there are any members who do require support, whether it be groceries or prescriptions collected etc, please do not hesitate to contact us at lisburncricketclub@gmail.com or via our social media pages (individual contact details will be shared in the emails to our membership from the club account).

Finally, community is at the heart of Lisburn Cricket Club, the welfare of our members is always our overriding priority. Please keep safe and most importantly, stay at home!

LCC Management Committee

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