Badby & Farthingstone Cricket Club News –

With the new season starting on Sunday, May 5 at Stoke Bruerne our newly-formed club has been busy getting organised for the testing summer ahead.

After the winter’s hard work put in by the ground staff the playing area is in good order. Practice strips are being prepared for temporary nets whilst a permanent practice net area is arranged for later in the summer. Once nets are established the club will announce weekly net sessions for current members and those wishing to join.

A finance sub-committee was put in place, consisting of treasurer Chris Prastka, Mike Constant and Graeme Whitcroft. Their immediate task is to establish priorities for the year, main areas being club running costs, regular income streams, capital expenditure items and grants. Social and community sub-committee members are to be announced soon.

With new plans on the horizon for the club’s annual Patrons’ Day in July, its much-loved predecessor the “hotly contested” Seniors v Juniors match has been moved to Sunday, September 8 after which there will be an end-of-season barbecue.

The club is affiliated to the ECB and Northants Recreational Cricket and draws its players from the local area, growing steadily thanks to the efforts of the local community, club committee and players who enjoy the social nature of the cricket played on the pitch and the relaxed family atmosphere off it.

The club welcomes anyone in the area – young, old, male, female – who want to enjoy a game of cricket or simply support this family-friendly club. Matches usually take place on a Sunday afternoon with the occasional midweek fixture.

Please contact either Phil Hall (07710 850353) or  Graeme Whitcroft (07793 980500) if you are interested in joining us.

May fixtures

      • Sunday May 5: Spencer Bruerne CC (away)
      • Sunday May 19: Maids Moreton (home)
      • Sunday May 26: Northampton Eaglets (home)

All matches start at 2pm.

GW

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