Cricket Club News
The club is growing and, following many discussions over the past few months, a motion was carried at an Extraordinary General Meeting to change the name of the club to Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club. So after 160 years as Chipperfield C.C. the club will try to create a new image under its new banner. The members of Clarendon C.C, a club some fifty years old have now joined with the members of Chipperfield C.C. to form what the committee believes will become a vibrant force in local cricket.
As always it is the Club’s policy to provide opportunities for cricketers of all abilities to play the game and to this end the newly named club will field four sides on a Saturday in the Saracens Herts League and two on a Sunday in the Chess Valley League with additional friendly matches being arranged.
The first and second elevens will continue to play on the Common and we are looking for another venue near to the village so if anyone has a suitable field available or knows of one, please let me or any club member know.
Our thriving young cricketers section will benefit from the change as our coaching staff is strengthened and will play league matches at under 10s under 12s and under 15 levels next year. Winter training sessions will take place on Tuesday nights at Westfield School Watford between 7.00 and 8.00 p.m. Current young members will be contacted by their Managers with further details shortly and if there are any other youngsters interested please get in touch. Seniors winter training will be at the same venue, at the same time, same night.
We are planning to hold another mid-summer ball on the Common in 2009 and further details will be published in the February edition of this newsletter. After the success of the 2007 ball we look forward to welcoming as many village residents as possible for another glittering occasion.
Chris Bangs, Chairman ( 01923 268953)