Frocester Cricket Club……..more than just cricket

Barbados 2021

Yes that’s right it time to think about another tour, although it is felt this could be the final tour, if so lets make it a tour to remember!

We have the opportunity to travel mid February 2021 and stay ALL INCLUSIVE at The Barbados Beach Club. The fortnight will include half term week if that helps?

The price currently sits at approx £2,100 per person based on two sharing.  The cost could reduce slightly if 3 or 4 share a room.  Conversely if upgrades are required then the cost will naturally increase accordingly.

There may be an option to travel just for one week but we are awaiting confirmation of price on that.

The price includes luggage and transfers to and from the hotel in Barbados.  All food and drinks plus evening entertainment within the hotel.

It wouldn’t be a tour without cricketers of course and if sufficient Men and Women players can come along and join in the fun then 3 or 4 games of men’s, women’s or possibly mixed cricket can and will be arranged.  These will include our favourites of North Stars and Isolation Cavaliers at least.  I dare say the now legendary catamaran trip will also be an available option.

Availability is limited so we need to act speedily I’m afraid. A deposit of £125 per person will secure your place.

Note: There will be some reductions for child places but as pointed out to me, all prices and availability can change at any time. Hence the need to pay a deposit while places are available.

Such is our popularity on the island I have already received offers of help on the playing side from some notable individuals.

Email Tony Bray at webmaster@frocestercc.com or tonybray53@btinternet.com to confirm your interest in the first instance.  Should sufficient numbers come forth then we can arrange a meeting at the club to discuss further and take deposits.


Ladies Night

Saturday 25th January 2020  Rearranged for Saturday 29th February – Cost is a mere £5.00 per lady;  to include a 3 course meal lovingly prepared by muscles.  Start time 7.30 pm at Pounds Close, Frocester.

Please email:  supporters@frocestercc.com to book your place.  


Frocester Beer Festival – Cheque presentations

Saturday evening 7th December witnessed the presentation of cheques to three very worthy local charities.  All of whom do such fantastic work and we are very proud to be associated with them.

Meningitis Now, Inclusion Gloucestershire and The Dursley Lions benefitted from this year’s highly successful Frocester Beer Festival.

 

The evening kicked off with an introduction by beer Festival chairman Paul Mukasa, who in turn thanked everyone who contributed to this years success. 

A table top quiz began, courtesy of Pete Davis, which involved everyone and was a brilliant way of people feeling relaxed and talking to each other, even if they have never met before!

This was followed by the presentation of the cheques with each beneficiary saying a few words about the amazing work each of them do day in day out.

A thank you from club chairman John Evans was then followed by hot food, served on what was a night of celebration of the work that’s going on everyday by some amazing people. 


Spring Ball

The now infamous Frocester Spring Ball is scheduled for Saturday April 4th, 2020.  The cost will be £60 per person and it is advisable to consider booking your place as soon as possible as this event usually sells out very quickly. Tables of 10 will be available should you wish to make a group booking. Please contact Dave Poultney in the first instance.

The format will be the usual 3 course meal, drink on arrival, professional photographer to capture your best side, large fully stocked bar and entertainment in the form of ‘Tommy & The Fuse’.

Always a popular and enjoyable evening so write that date in your diary please.  Better still make that booking.


IT’S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Frocester Cricket Club received an outstanding mark of 89% winning the Heart of England in Bloom for 2019.

A simply fantastic effort and a huge thank you to all the volunteers involved.  Special thanks to Andrew Marson for all his efforts.

The Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s Your Neighbourhood campaign is part of the wider Britain in Bloom initiative, providing an opportunity for smaller community groups to get involved. 


The hanging baskets early in the year before reaching full bloom 

RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is a unique scheme for volunteered led community gardening projects/groups who are focused on improving their local environment through community gardening.  They can be working in their local street, estate where they live, a back alley they share with their neighbours, or the local community centre’s outdoor space. Almost any outdoor site being looked after by the local community qualifies for this scheme.  RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood is an inclusive, non-competitive scheme, a group can be made up of any number of community volunteers.


Phil & Mary Herbert, along with Marjorie Hawkins accepting the award.

The marking sheet was split into 3 sections as follows:

Section A: Community Participation – 40 out of 40 marks

Section B: Environmental Responsibility – 25 out of 30 marks

Section C: Gardening Achievement – 24 out of 30 marks

In the words of introduction on the result sheet it read; The clubhouse (one of the largest buildings in the village) and grounds set in wonderful surroundings. Is this a cricket club or a community hub?

There already plans afoot to make it even better in 2020, watch this space. Or better still come to Frocester Cricket Club and see for yourself.


 

 


40th Frocester Beer Festival

Click here on this link to be redirected to the main beer festival website.


Frocester on film

Click here to view the recent film made by The Guardian. The first part of the film shows the ever improving cricket scene in Wales and the 2nd half features the growth of women’s cricket, filmed on location at Frocester at the recent, hugely successful, Women’s Soft Ball Tournament!


Pavilion 

Click here to go straight to the pavilion project page where there is a record of all the building work carried out.

Depending on what device you are viewing this site on you will either have a full menu showing or a drop down menu above with options to direct you to other pages.


Information:

It is intended to utilise this, The Red Picket Fence web site (with the web address of http://www.frocestercc.com) as the official page of  the Frocester Cricket Supporters Group Ltd.

The main aim of this site will be to keep you informed of all the supporters club activities, functions, news and events etc. It will develop as it goes along and your opinions and thoughts are most appreciated on how this grows.

The Frocester Cricket Club Play Cricket web site can be reached by  clicking this link  and you will be directed there. This site will update you on all things cricket, fixtures, results, stats, facts and information plus the all important calendar. 


Frocester wide angle

above: The old ‘Shack’