Further to a recent newsletter distributed to all membersand some positive feedback, we have decided to trial the sale of some draughtbeers and bottles for a take away service at cost price. All beers will be sold at 50%below the members price and bottles 2 for 1 until all gone. We would ask members to bring their ownwashed out 2 or 4 pint milk cartons if at all possible. We do have a small amountof containers which have been provided by the brewery but these will be on afirst come first served basis until they are gone.
The trial dates are as below and we will review after thatto see what we have left and if we will continue after new year:
Sunday 27th December 5pm to 7pm
Tuesday 29th December 5pm to 7pm
Thursday 31st December 5pm to 7pm
We would ask that we only have 1 person in the club at atime and you all observe social distancing in these difficult times.
That just leaves us to wish you all a Merry Christmas and aHappy New Year and all please stay safe in these testing times.
As 2020 draws to a close we are all hopeful 2021 will be amuch better year as we all pray this awful pandemic will come to an end. Wehave all seen lives lost and we send our condolences out to the families whoare suffering at this terrible time in all our lives. We are seeing people losetheir jobs and businesses going under and we feel for all those who arestruggling at what is supposed to be a joyful time of year.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our memberswho have supported us through this pandemic and helped us keep the club as safeas possible by following our guidelines in the times we were open. This is areally difficult time for the club with no revenue and bills still coming in,but I can assure you all we are working hard to make sure YOUR club is readyfor business as soon as we get the go-ahead to re-open. We are not standing still;we have taken this opportunity to have the club all redecorated ready for there-opening and the committee would like to say a big thankyou to Bill Dorseywho has taken this job on during the lockdown.
I would also like to thank Allen and his team for serving usthrough the difficult times and continuing to make sure YOUR club was a safeplace to attend. There has been a lot of work done behind the scenes to makesure we have the correct things in place to continue trading and I thank all thoseinvolved for their continued support of this club. Like all sports clubs if wedid not have the volunteers who work extremely hard for no pay then we wouldnot survive, especially in these difficult times.
Congratulations must go to our 1st team asalthough we only played half a season, they topped the premier division for thefirst time since we joined the GMCL. We are delighted to have announced there-signing of our professional Gareth Cross for the 2021 season and again hopewe return to some normality to be able to have a full season.
The club this year for the first time in its history has notheld the AGM due to the current situation, we have not ruled out having one,but we will make that decision once we are back open. Up until that decision ismade all the current officers will continue with their duties.
Are you all fed up with drinking out of bottles and cans? Asthe club is presently closed, we have an amount of stock that has been kept inits usual high standards in the cellar. Wefeel this will get to the end of its shelf life before we re-open as we thinkthis is going to go on for some time after Christmas. We are contemplating openingfor a takeout service for a few short shifts over the festive period to selloff some stock. This will be priced just to cover our costs. We would beinterested to hear from our members to see if it is something you would beinterested in and when. I would ask if anyone has any interest in this pleasesend an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
So that just leaves me to wish you all are Merry Christmasand a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all back in the club soon.
The club was informed yesterday, Thursday 24th September, that a member who was on the club premises at the weekend has tested positive for Coronavirus.
We have closed the club with immediate effect for a deep clean and have taken advice from the appropriate people as to when we can open. We can confirm we will reopen at 12:00pm on Sunday 27th September.
Any member contacted by ‘track and trace’ must follow the guidelines given by them.
It is very difficult circumstances we are living in at the moment and we are working together to ensure the safety of our staff and members.
We apologise for the this but feel we have no option but to follow government guide lines and have only your best interests at heart.
Please all stay safe in these testing times.
Hi Everyone, by nowyou will all have heard the new government guidelines that Pubs and Clubs are able toopen from the 4th July.
So we can do thissafely and in accordance with the guidelines there are things that we need toput in place behind the scenes.
We are working hardto ensure that we can open on the 4th July for all “PAID UP MEMBERSONLY” but there will be guidelines that everyone must adhere to. We areissuing new club membership cards and you will not be allowed on the premiseswithout it. This card will also at times be the only way you can access themembers room as there is a new system on the door. No membership will be accepted on the day it needs to be pre-paid before attendance as this needs to be processed onto the new system. We will do our best to turn them around as quick as possible but need 3 days at present.
We will make theguidelines available as soon as possible but please bear with us as everyone’ssafety is the most important thing for all and we want to make the club safefor you all.
Hopefully the sunwill shine and we will be able to make use of our ‘new’ outdoor space. Ifnot we will also be utilising the ‘function room’ as at present we are notallowed to re-open for its normal ‘family parties etc’
We will be in touch soon
As from Monday 1st July, the nets will only be available to book:-
They will be open:-
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-1pm (6 slots available per day)
Monday & Tuesday 5pm-8pm (6 slots available per day)
Weekends1pm-4pm (6 slots available per day)
Please read the attached guidance and booking instructions carefully.
Members will be sorry to hear of the passing of Frank Wild who died in the early hours of Sunday morning at the age of 87.
Frank had been elected as an Honorary Member of the Clubfollowing a distinguished playing career as a medium paced opening bowler forthe First Team. He was recruited to Clifton from local neighbours Moorside inthe early 1960’s alongside all rounder Derek Lysons. He became one of thefinest amateur bowlers Clifton has ever had, strong with wide shoulders his pinpoint accuracy was his great quality able to put the ball on a sixpence overafter over as batsmen were worn down, giving away their wickets in frustration.He would always bowl uphill from the Manchester Road end (8 ball overs in thosedays), with an economical run up, and light on his feet he would often bowlright through the innings without rest.
A true number eleven batsman Frank was a double Cross Cupwinner in 1973 and 1977 and bowled with the same accuracy until a bad backforced him to retire in 1981. He would consistently feature in the top half ofthe league averages and was unlucky not to play more representative cricket forthe BDCA. Even in the 1980’s he hadn’t lost his metronomic accuracy, in onegame bowling unchanged to take 6 for 18 against local rivals Roe Green 1stXI atthe age of 47.
A bricklayer by trade Frank leaves reminders ofhis work around the ground including the Machine Shed and the large red brickwall at the entrance to the Club, all done in the same way he played the game,in good humour, with respect for others and good sportsmanship.
The Club extends its condolences and sympathy to his wifeCath, son David and daughter Judith.
The club are delighted to announce they have secured theservices of Gareth Cross our professional for the 2021 season. Gareth has been agreat performer on the field with both bat and ball over the last few seasonsleading the team from the front. We are hopeful we may get some games out ofhim this season but felt it was important for the club to get this business outof the way as early as possible.
All please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you allwhen these difficult times are over.
At the time of writing this under normal circumstances allour players would be looking forward to the start of the cricket season.
Unfortunately, as we are all to aware these are far fromnormal circumstances. However, I want to assure you all we are continuingbehind the scenes to ensure our great club is ready as soon as we get thego-ahead to re-open. Work is still progressing on the ground, it is lookinggreat and ready to play cricket on this season. Off the field we have had allthe front re-laid, it looks fantastic and ready for our members to hopefullyget some use out of later this summer. This is work we had already startedbefore the Covid-19 took us all by surprise and we were committed financiallyto continue with the work. In all honesty had it have not started we may havehad a re-think on carrying out the work as the club is currently in a positionwhere we have no income just like many others. Although as a committee we areand will continue to work hard to get the club back on a sound footing once theterrible pandemic is over.
We have had to stop all cricket and coaching at presentincluding any use of the practice facilities and I ask you all to please takenote of this and not use the nets until further notice as they are closed.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone fortheir valued support over the years and we will need your custom even more assoon as we re-open to get us back on our feet.
Also if there is anyone who is struggling for anything inthese difficult times please do not hesitate to contact us as we have a fewpeople who are volunteering and would be more than happy to help you even if itis only a bit of shopping. It is essential as a community we keep together andhelp each other in these trying times.
In the meantime, make sure you all stay safe and I lookforward to seeing you all when we get through this pandemic.
I T Morris
We are delighted with the work that has been carried out at the front ofthe club.
As you can see from the video, the new resin pathway has been laid andgives a wider area at the front with improved access for wheelchairs andprams.
This work is ongoing, with furtherrefurbishment planned.
We can’t wait to reopen andwelcome you all back but in the mean time we will keep you updated with therefurbishment work and other club news.
The committee would like to thank Worsley Driveways for their excellent work.
Keep save everyone in these difficult times.
PLEASE GET YOUR ORDERS IN EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Order yours here 👇
Sizing samples available in store: 426 Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton. BL1 8NL (01204 307204)
on 14th March
Starts at 8pm
Please let us know if you are interesting in coming,
and how many will be in your team.
Just so we can get an idea of numbers.
Text / WhatsApp / Phone Julie on 07904 355152
CLIFTON CRICKET CLUB
LAST MAN STANDING
DO YOU KNOWYOUR FOOTBALL?
£10.00 perentry/game per person
Select oneteam each week from either the Premier League, Championship, Division One orDivision Two to win at the weekend.
If they winthen you are through to the next week. If they lose then you are out!
Register your interest or book to play by contacting NeilWhitelaw Tel: 07866 610 512 – First Game Starts Friday 31st January.
Rules: Only select one team. Team to be sent to Neil by 18:00pm Thursdaypreceding the weekend. You can only pick a team once. Prize rolls over to nextgame if no last man standing. 10% of prize fund to charity.
CAN YOU BE THE LAST MANSTANDING!