Cricket club waits for green light to start new season

March 04 2021
Cricket club waits for green light to start new season

News from Thornbury Cricket Club

THERE have been man changes at Thornbury Cricket Club over the past month, as we await the green light from the government to re-open the club.

For the first time since it was opened in 1985, the Thornbury Cricket Club bar has been re-furbished, bringing a fresh and modern look to our historic club.

Additionally, reconstruction of the Ladies toilets has been taking place over the winter months, with completion expected in early March.

Both projects have benefited from the fantastic support of numerous club members, ensuring the club is in a position to be ‘open all hours’ for our members to enjoy, once restrictions are lifted.

On the field, the club is preparing for the biggest season in its history.

A record high 300 members, aged five to 65, are set to represent Thornbury across 25 teams in men’s, women’s, boys' and girls' leagues.

Pre-season starts on April 3 with a club event at the Ship Field, which kicks off an action-packed month of cricket.

Fixture details will be published on social media throughout March, so follow @ThornburyCC on Twitter and search for ‘Thornbury Cricket Club’ on Facebook for more information.

The West of England Premier League have released their fixtures for the 2021 season, which starts on May 1st. The 1st XI, who are aiming for promotion from the Premier 2 Glos/Wilts division, will travel to Goatacre CC.

The 2nd XI, who are making their debut in WEPL Gloucestershire Prem 3, host Painswick CC 1st XI at the Ship Field.

The 3rd & 4th XI will campaign in the Bristol & District leagues (fixtures TBA), whilst our newly formed 5th XI will provide social cricket for our members.

The club formed both girls' and women's teams in 2020 and, with 90 members already registered, they have proved immensely popular: everyone is hopeful of a full season of fixtures.

The club boasts three professional coaches, headed up by director of cricket and Gloucestershire CCC 2nd XI Coach Owen Dawkins.

The club is delighted to have Stuart Houghton and Simon Hinks assisting in delivering many hours of quality coaching, to aid player development across adult and junior teams.

Thornbury Cricket Club aims to put the fun back into people’s lives by providing an engaging and social outlet for families to enjoy.

The 2021 season marks the 150th anniversary of Thornbury Cricket Club, so the club is hopeful that restrictions will allow our bar to open and players to return to training, in time for a packed summer schedule.

For more details about social/club hire and youth, girls' and women's cricket, call Harry Hawkins on 07512555513 or email rhawkins8097@gmail.com.

For men’s cricket, call Simon Weeks on 07530761648 or emailsweeksgolf@hotmail.com.

 

Harry Watts