Update on the financial position of the Club

As you may be aware our Annual fundraising Firework Display was a washout this year; our dedicated team did an incredible job to break even in awful circumstances. What with that and now the postponement of our Spring Ball which is also a great fundraiser; it has left the club in an extremely vulnerable financial situation. It costs about £11,000 per annum to cover the core overheads of the club excluding groundstaff.

The grounds team have committed to carry out essential works at no cost and we have cancelled all commitments that are not fundamental to the clubs survival

No subscriptions will be collected this season until cricket commences; so they have currently been suspended. However we are asking all members and friends of the club to  make a donation if you can.

Please see the donations page and don’t forget to fill in the gift aid form.

We will continue to work with our local cricket board and other charitable organisations to seek support and assistance where we can.

Covid 19 – All training sessions and cricket suspended

Charlbury CC position …

Understandably, the ECB have advised all clubs to suspend cricketing activities including indoor and outdoor training with immediate effect. We will keep you advised of the plans for training and matches but for the moment NO CRICKET!

Keep well and safe

Note from the ECB…

Dear all,

Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.

This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.

Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels.

Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.

It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.

Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues.

We understand that countless hours of work from thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing this will be. We are thankful for the huge role that volunteers play in local cricket, to ensure the game remains at the heart of communities.

We know that you and your clubs can play an important role in bringing your community together once we get past this period of time

ECB.

Winter Coaching Schedule 2020 – Youth (U11,13,15) – ALL FULL

Please find attached a link to indicate whether your child would like to be part of the indoor youth coaching programme. This will shortly be sent by email to all last years members.

Sessions will be for 1 hour run on a Friday evening 6-7pm at Charlbury Community Centre starting on Friday 7th February

https://forms.gle/KupygHmbGbnHEbcP7

Once numbers are established we will contact you regarding booking a place and the dates on which sessions will run.

Town Council award CCC £1,000

We are delighted to announce that Charlbury Town Council has awarded the cricket club a grant of £1,000 that will be used for the enhancement of the pavilion social area and toilet facilities.

The main committee will be discussing the full proposals on Sunday 19th January but Phase 1 is likely to include additional mood lighting, temporary floor covering (rugs) and painting of the walls in more vibrant colours. Phase 2 will involve a more permanent flooring solution and new furniture.

Ajit Shah, director of cricket said that he was extremely grateful to the support of the Town Council and this award will enhance the clubs social area and be a welcome improvement to a well loved community facility in Charlbury, that continues to be open to all Charlbury residents.