Middleton Cricket Club April Newsletter

Newsletter – April 2015

The thrilling anticipation of the arrival of the new cricket season has been marred by the sad passing away of Jon Hammond. Jon was a passionate supporter of our cricket club. He captained the 3rd X1 for a couple of seasons and was always the first to volunteer – he will be sadly missed. There will be a commemorative lunch held in Jon’s honour on the 16th of May at the club. Full details can be found at the bar.

Middleton is back in the Premier division of the Sussex Premier Cricket League and looking forward to playing Horsham, Preston Nomads and Eastbourne amongst others. 1st X1 games will be played over 110 overs and will start at 12.30pm. The 2nd X1, having just missed out on promotion last year will continue in Division 2 of the 2nd X1 competition.

For the first time the 1st X1 will be playing in the National Cup. On the 2nd of May both 1st and 2nd Xs1 play Steyning away in the 1st round of the League Cup.

The Middleton development X1, having gained promotion again last season, will this season, play in Division 8 of the West Sussex Invitation League. A full fixture list for the 1st and 2nd X1s can be found at www.middletoncc.play-cricket.com. Fixtures for the Development X1 can be found at www.wsicl.play-cricket.com

As usual we will be running a full schedule of junior matches throughout the season. League fixtures for the colts can be found at www.middletoncc.play-cricket.com.

There are a range of other matches taking place during the season, including Sunday Cup matches and Sunday friendlies. Sussex Seniors are again playing a number of their games at Middleton and we are honoured to be hosting the International match between England and Australia over 60s on Sunday the 28th of June.

At all senior games the bar will be open during the hours of play and in the evening after the game so, if you are not playing come along and support our teams.

The 100 club is proving to be very successful. The cost is £60.00 for the year. There are 12 monthly draws each with 3 cash prizes. The first prize is currently averaging £75.00. The more people who enter the bigger the prizes.
Contact Ian at burrowsmcc@hotmail.co.uk 

The annual Race Night will be held on the 11th of July. There will be eight races will eight horse in each race. You can buy a horse for £10.00 or you can sponsor a race for £100.00. Full details can be obtained by emailing bobw@travelplaces.co.uk.

If you can’t get to the ground you can follow the club on social media. Twitter information can be found @middletoncc; the seniors’ blog is on www.middletoncricketclub.wordpress.com and the juniors at www.middletoncolts.wordpress.com

A number of companies and individuals have approached us about sponsorship.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available and they are as follows:

Match day ball sponsorship                                     £20.00
Match Sponsorship                                                     £100.00
This includes your name in the programme, lunch for two and a bat signed by the Sussex squad
Player sponsorship                                                     £100.00
This sponsorship lasts for the season, your name will be included along side the players name in each match programme.

There is also the opportunity to host a lunch party at each game. £500.00 will get you lunch (two courses) and tea for 20. £1,000.00 will allow a group of 40 to also have lunch (two courses) and tea. A signed bat will be available for all groups. Prices are subject to VAT.

To take advantage of any of these packages please contact either Ian Gibbs or Sean Maginnis.

gibbsian@btconnect.com or sean.maginnis@btinternet.com

 There will be a number of events held during the season; details will be published in due course.

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