All Starts Cricket

Tonight is the Grantham CC All Stars Taster session.

Taking place at the ground at Gorse Lane, we will be running a trial session open to all prospective cricketers between 5 and 8 years old. The trial session is free and, if you decide to give cricket a go, you can sign up for the full 8-week course here.

All sessions take place between 5:30-6:30pm and we encourage all parents to get involved and learn and improve the same skills so you can take the games home with you and practice.

Full information about the course can be found at https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars

We hope to see you there.

Recruiting for a club secretary

Grantham Cricket Club is looking to appoint a part-time Club Secretary to co-ordinate the administration of the Club. A passion for cricket would be a significant advantage, but this is an administrative role, and training can be provided. Previous experience in an administrative role is essential, and candidates must be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and social media. Experience of managing websites is desirable.

The Club Secretary will be required to:

• Be the main point of contact for all queries, delegating to and liaising with other members of the management committee as necessary
• Maintain the Club’s diary and ensure that fixtures and events at the club are managed and communicated effectively
• Undertake registration of existing and new members
• Manage league administration year-round and act as the leagues’ main contact with the Club
• Manage insurance, health and safety and GDPR for the Club
• Communicate effectively with the Club
• Plan club events and major fixtures, with the support of the management committee
• Publicise the Club’s activities through effective use of the club’s website and social media

Initially, the position is for 16 hours per week, with potential for the right candidate to expand the role as the Club develops. Working hours will vary week by week, but initially, the successful candidate will be required to work 10am-2pm three days per week in an office location in Grantham, and be available for 4 hours per week in the evenings and at weekends, through the cricket season which runs from early April to late September.

A full job description is available from secretary@granthamcricketclub.co.uk

Grantham receive seven awards ECB League Dinner

Keith Exton collects trophy from Clare Connor

Grantham Cricket Club attended the Annual ECB Premier League Dinner in Lincoln and enjoyed a very successful evening reflecting the excellent progress made:

Dan Freeman won prizes for both the most man of the match awards throughout the season and the bowling award. Keith Exton collected the award for the Best Ground for the first time reflecting the outstanding wickets now played on at Gorse Lane.

Mark Fell collects the Fair Play Award

Shelley Clayton shared the Scoring prize after another outstanding season in the score box and Mark Fell was delighted to accept the Fair Play award on behalf of a club.

In addition to this, the 1st XI collected the runners up trophy for the second year in a row.

Captain Dan Webb receives runners up trophy

Training has now started for the coming season with Juniors and Seniors training at the King’s School on Monday evenings. The Club looks forward to another successful season both on the field for Seniors and Juniors and continued development of the facilities. Anyone wishing to join our thriving club should contact secretary@granthamcricketclub.co.uk

Lunch at the Lane

Yesterday’s pre-Christmas get together was an absolute success. 28 members sharing a fantastic lunch and enjoying a few Sunday drinks up at the pavilion on Gorse Lane. There was a wonderful atmosphere and it was great to get everyone together.

We have another two lunches planned before the season kicks off in April 2018. One early February and another in late March. Dates will be announced closer to the time and we hope you can join us.

The food was of exceptional quality and everybody’s thanks and appreciation should be extended to Ian Mihill, Adrian Wing and all those who lent a hand preparing, serving and tidying.

Grantham Cricket Club Awards 2017

Congratulations to all of the following who picked up awards at the dinner on 11th November 2017:

Batting Awards

1st XI – Daniel Webb
2nd XI – Martin Parmley
3rd XI – David Langsford
4th XI – Mark Donnellan
Sunday 1st XI – Ross Carnelley
Sunday 2nd XI – Jaden Fell

BOWLING Awards

1st XI – Daniel Freeman
2nd XI – Rahul Kumar
3rd XI – Craig Corby
4th XI – Johnny Kennedy-Short
Sunday 1st XI – Samuel Peters
Sunday 2nd XI – Neel Stevenson

FIELDING Awards

1st XI – Matthew Wing
2nd XI – Rory Johnson
3rd XI – Max Everett
4th XI – Ben Kennedy-Short
Sunday 1st XI – Matthew Wing
Sunday 2nd XI – Craig Corby

PLAYERS’ PLAYER

1st XI – Daniel Freeman
2nd XI – Rahul Kumar
4th XI – Jared Hackney
Sunday 1st XI – Ross Carnelley
Sunday 2nd XI – Jaden Fell