……more than just cricket.
A MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Please DO NOT ENTER the building site through the main gate. The guys on site have been concerned lately about visitors wanting to view the new construction and naturally it is of great interest to many of us. However please note it is a working site and is full of dangers, especially with the construction currently a hive of activity.
Nobody wants an accident, least of all the workman who are trying their hardest to complete as much as possible before the threat of any bad weather. The last thing they need are well meaning individuals interrupting their workflow. Not to mention putting themselves at risk. Therefore please if you want to witness the fantastic work these guys are doing then do so out of harms way and enter the field through the bottom gate where you can park and walk up to the safety fence. It is called a safety fence for a reason.
A date for your diary….
The main cricket club AGM is to be on Sunday 27th November 2016 at approx 11.00 am (Frocester time).
To be be held at The Frocester George.
While we are looking at reminders don’t forget to book your table for the Grand Ball. See below for more details. Tables are going fast and this event is proving popular. The tables can accommodate between 8 – 14 persons, your choice.
Picture used by kind permission of Avon Archaeology Limited, Kingswood, Bristol.
There are a couple more to view on the pavilion update page.
Click here to go straight to the pavilion project page where there is a pictorial record of all the work carried out so far.
Thursday 27th October 2016
A sweek on and the view is constantly changing. Scaffolding now up and a start has been made on the first floor changing rooms.
Click here to go straight to the pavilion project page where there is a record of all the work carried out so far.
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.
Gloucester Rugby Trip
It is looking highly likely that Birdy will be running a coach to London on Tuesday 27th December for the game Harlequins v Gloucester Rugby. The game is being played at Twickenham Stadium again and will be a televised 4.00 pm kick off. Those who went last year will remember the enjoyable day we had, apart from Twickenham’s drink prices that is!
A sheet will be pinned to the club notice board, which has a temporary home in the Frocester George (see note below). If you want to join this fun day out you will need to put your name on that list please as soon as possible. This may prove to be a popular jolly boys (and girls) outing so places will be limited. Therefore it will be first come first served in effect.
The Frocester George – Club notice board
The good people from The Frocester George have kindly agreed with Birdy to place a cricket club notice board up on the wall, just inside the door from the courtyard for the duration of the new build. The usual information will be pinned and/or written displayed there for the next three seasons…Autumn, winter and spring!
A good excuse, if ever one was needed, to pop in have a drink and digest the information and some of the excellent food on offer.
Grand premiere of ‘The Shack II – The Umpire Strikes back’.
To celebrate the opening of our new pavilion there will be a Grand Ball to mark the occasion. This must attend event of the year will be on Saturday 22nd April, 2017.
At a cost of £60.00 per person you will enjoy a night to remember with:
~ Welcome drinks on arrival,
~ 3 course meal,
~ Special guests,
~ Music in the form of Tommy Lewis and The Fuse.
Even a professional photographer has been booked to capture the glamour and fun of the evening so wear your best frock, oh and ladies you can too of course.
The evening will start with arrival at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm and carriages at 1.00 am.
This will be a very popular event and you are advised to book your seat/table as soon as possible please.
You can do this by calling Dave Poultney on 01453 822960 or emailing Rich Tuck at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is on Sunday 4th December and as we have no clubhouse it will, for one year only be held at The Frocester George.
Places will be limited and will be strictly on a first come first served basis so pencil this in your diary and get those names down on the list when it is available. Further details to follow.
Supporters Club AGM
This was held at The Frocester George on Tuesday 11th October. All officers were re-elected and the main committee is also basically unchanged. Dave Poultney remains Chairman with Rich Tuck elected as Vice Chairman. Sharon Tudor retains her post as Treasurer and Wendy Hawkins continues as Secretary.
So it is business as usual for this extremely important arm of the club. One that is generally responsible for fund raising through various events and activities. However if you still wish to play a part and have new ideas please don’t hesitate to come forth.
With an important income generator closed for the rebuild it is more important than ever to support any events arranged to help keep the club afloat through the winter months. Or indeed if you have any thoughts and new ideas for an event or wish to be more involved then please let us know.
- The advent lunch is proving popular with it currently slightly oversubscribed, therefore there is now a waiting list. Thanks to all who have booked.
- There is talk of a Winter Safari Supper in the pipeline, more on this when details are released. All I will say is I hope it is a big pipeline to house a large number of diners.
- A Gin tasting evening was suggested, we will drink to that!
- A firecracker of a suggestion was equally welcomed regarding a bonfire night party for later next year.
Can you think of something different and that would be fun? Please don’t be shy we would welcome any suggestions.
Picture of the week
The only time we will ever want to look inside the septic tank…I sincerely hope!
A couple of new members
Welcome to Frocester, Cindy a new companion for Nev.
Also a warm welcome to Austin James Davis, who entered the world on Friday 30th September. Weighting in at 8lb 4oz. Congratulations to Ashley and Sally Anne.
What exciting times we have experienced as a club in the last few weeks. I want to take this opportunity to thank several people on behalf of the members. While the cricket recently has produced some disappointing results we need to reflect on the fact that the 1st XI are the second best team in Premier One, with only strong recent performances by old rivals Bath preventing them from making history by winning the title for three years on the trot. Allied to that to reach the Quarter Final stage in the two National knockouts is also an excellent achievement. I am sure our young side, (with the odd exception) will learn from this season and develop accordingly. The 2nd XI have challenged in a league of 1st Teams right up until the end of the season despite being affected by varied availability. The 3rd XI and 5th XI will probably be relegated but to leagues better suited to their personnel! The 4th’s have held their own in the Stroud Premier League which was where the 1st Team was when I joined in 1980. That is how far we have come. So Thanks to skippers Nick, Dan, Billy, Mark and Scott plus all our scores of volunteer groundsmen, scorers, tea ladies, bar staff, sponsors, general helpers, supporters, and committee members who make the cricket here possible and so enjoyable.
The bedrock of our amazing rise is the Beer Festival which coincidentally started the same year I did in 1980! Thanks to everyone who helped with putting on the 37th version. Special mention must go to Paul and Maggie Mukasa and Steve and Kay Davies and their teams for the hours of effort they put in. We are so fortunate to have a great Beer Festival team who make it all possible. Thanks also to Neil Baldwin and his small pride of Lions for their excellent contribution. We live in an era where health and safety are key components for any such event such as our beer festival to be allowed to open the doors to the public. To that end Pete Davis must be thanked for his enormous efforts in ensuring we comply with all the essential requirements stipulated by the official bodies allowing us to hold this event.
Finally the most amazing and slightly scary part is the upcoming weekend. September the 3rd – last matches of the season then we drink the bar dry while murdering various musical compositions. September 4th we finish stripping the club out and September 5th the start of decommissioning the shack! Then we need a good winter to give our Builders Fromebridge Construction 9 months to get our brand spanking new clubhouse up. Please join us on what promises to be a great weekend. We have raised over £550,000 which is an amazing effort. Thanks to all of you who have donated financially or through work in kind, or supported fund raising events over the last five years. I must mention my Project Team of Chris Partridge, Nick Trainor, Eric Woodmason and Mark Helmke who have done an amazing amount of work to make it happen. Sadly two others who had a big part to play are no longer with us. Rest assured that both Bob Hill and Dave Reed will be remembered in the new building and their legacy will live on.
Please also make an effort to attend the Annual Dinner and Dance which also includes the awards for the season. It is on Saturday September 17th At Cotswold Edge golf club. Details are on the website which reminds me to thank Eric Woodmason and Tony Bray for keeping us so well informed. Thanks again to all of you for making Frocester Cricket Club so special.
Saturday 3rd September
Some pictures from Saturday, more can be found by clicking here.
2016 Frocester Beer Festival
More pictures and a report from the now infamous Karaoke & Cocktails night can be found by following the link in the drop down menu at the top of the page.
Social membership of the club runs from 1st April until the 31st March the following year. Membership remains at £10.00 per person. It is important that you sign up as quickly as possible to receive your membership card. Forms have been emailed out to most but those of you that have not received said form please ask at the bar. One of the benefits of doing so will enable you to receive important updates via email and it allows us to be more professional in our dealings and record keeping, which is an official requirement for us as a social club. Playing membership is dealt with separately and most, if not all players are officially registered, if you think you are not then please contact your relevant captain.
It is intended to utilise this, The Red Picket Fence web site (with the web address of www.frocestercc.com) as the official page of the Frocester Cricket Supporters Club.
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 main Frocester Cricket Club web site will remain on Play Cricket and by * clicking this link you will be directed there. The main site will still update you on all things cricket, fixtures, results, stats, facts and information. There are plans for further development of this Play Cricket site.