Chairman’s Column

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Well over half the season has gone and all seems to be going well. The Saturday side are top of the league, the Sunday boys are having good competitive cricket achieving great results and the Junior set up seems to be going from strength to strength.

To continue this progress the practice facilities at the ground need some updating and a new twin bay net has been proposed. To fund this our hardworking club treasurer has been knee deep in paperwork applying for a variety of grants.While we are hopeful this will pay for a large proportion of the development the club needs to do some fundraising.

Step forward Nick Burridge, many of you will have seen him down at the ground pointing his long lens onto the play. I understand he has captured some great action shots including many entries into the hall of shame. These together with other images will feature in a photo book recording the activities of the season. In addition he has written a book of verse and essays which has been illustrated by our very own Neil Forster. The book entitled “Smile Out Loud” will be launched at an evening, of the same name and will feature readings from this book which hopefully will make you smile or even laugh. Some of the poems will be performed in character by Kevin Smith and Neil Forster will reminisce about his long and interesting life. The event will take place on the 29th and 30th of November at Sherston village hall and details of how to obtain tickets will be emailed to you shortly. So please put these dates in your diary as all the proceeds from the night and the profits from the sale of the book will go directly into paying for the new nets.

I would just like to thank Nick and everyone else involved for the huge effort they are
putting in to support our club.

We have just heard that Sport England will not support our bid so it is back to the drawing board. Whilst this is frustrating news we shall continue our quest for funding.

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