Let’s face it, there is never a good time for a global pandemic and UK lockdown. It came at a very dissapointing time for all friends of Stretford Cricket Club following so much winter work by the members.
We secured funding to relay the square, signed a new kit deal, secured new sponsors and ran a sucessful winter training program for young beginners to bolster numbers in the junior section. We also were looking forward to our overseas players having a big impact with also a couple of new senior playinga additions.
Unfortunately, all that work, the cricket fixtures, training and pre-season work has been on hold and suspended while we wait further news from the ECB and we all make progress along the Government’s lockdown roadmap.
As you have probably realised that we have to work hard to continue to run the club to ensure it is secured for the future and we have all our usual overheads to pay without any of the income from bar sales we rely upon.
Since we have moved beyond May 1st, I must advise all members that their memerbship have now expired and now need to be rewed. We are requesting, and would be very grateful, if all members (senior, junior and social members) renew as an associate member this year at the rate of £15.00.
The Associate Membership will allow you to access the club grounds during lockdown in line with government guidance with a guest however there will be no access to the club house and if you were a full playing member last season and aged over 18 you will be able to vote at the AGM.
As we continue along the COVID-19 road map and details are announced about training we will release details of how training can be carried out and managed at the club safely. If we do play some form of cricket later into the summer we will implement our “pay as you play” rate for senior players. Further details will also be announced about possibel Junior training and cricket matches but at the moment we are following ECB advice fully.
I would like to ask members wanting to renew to head over to our Join Us page to complete an online form in order to update our records. You may pay your Associate Membership online or by arranging a BACS transfer to Stretford Cricket Club (Sort Code 16-32-28 Account Number 12925625 but please use your name as a clear payment reference.
Once again thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at the club in the near future