Posted by Geoff Griffiths on 29/07/2018 08:58
We have had a few demanding weeks on all fronts of the Club but pleased to say very rewarding ones too. The Kimberley Jam was very enjoyable both at the Club and around the Kimberley.
The late Eid celebration was brilliant and many thanks to Ash, Asif and Javed for staging it. The food was first class.
The Ladies softball attracted around 45 ladies, maybe the Prosecco and BBQ helped! It was a great success and everyone enjoyed it, we now have around 15 ladies interested in ladies cricket at Kimberley. If you are interested please contact Laura Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The charity six a side was the best for several years and resulted in a win for the Stag Inn and the Nelson and Railway winning the fancy dress. Both teams will nominate a charity for their donations. Big thank you to all that helped on the day and to two sponsors for the day Bidfood and Castle Rock.
Cricketwise we are now well into the second half of the season and everything is getting interesting for all our teams. We also received our new covers and Bow dryer mostly funded by an ECB grant. The 1st XI went top of the Notts Premier League last Saturday when they beat Caythorpe and other results went their way. Sadly we lost to Cuckney in the NPL final of the T20 on Sunday but are still in the Derbyshire Cup. The 2nd XI are mid table in SNCL Div A and hoping to stay there but will have a few challenges in the remaining games. Hopefully they will meet them all. The 3rd XI lost the Raleigh Cup Final by 2 runs to Gedling 3rds. However, they are 2nd in Div F and looking good for promotion. As ever the 4th XI in Div J bear the brunt of unavailability of the other teams but are doing tremendously well to be top of the league, though it is very close, and a massive thanks to those that play occasionally to help us out. The Sunday team are top of Div 3 in the Newark Cricket Club Alliance though this is also close. They have played some great cricket and in the right way to give players a chance of developing.
Our Friday nights for All Stars and soft ball cricket have been a great success and will continue until 24th August followed by a presentation evening on 14 September. Junior cricket has nearly finished all their matches and we are looking for additional players for next year if you know anyone. The U19 T20 games are underway, come along and support the young team that shows lots of promise.
On the fundraising front, Karen’s Kitchen now stands at £3,645 and is still open for donations. Karen is now running again after recovering from injury, though the heat is not great for running and has run 470km so far, so just about on track for her 1000km.
- 30th August - sixes night and a presentation to celebrate 50 years since Gary Sobers six 6’s There will be a youth 6 hitting competition from around 6pm, followed by a talk and video presentation from Grahame Lloyd. Tickets will be £5 There will also be at least two members of the 1968 Notts team that played in the memorable fixture. Look out for more info.
- 7th September - Golf day – contact Martin or Beverley
- 14th September – All Stars and soft ball presentation evening