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Chairman Update - March

By Nick Wake

Cricket is just around the corner. TPCC Chairman Nick Wake reports on much to look forward to.

Cricket is around the corner!
This time next month – subject to the great British weather, we’ll be donning the whites and striding out of the pavilion to play the game we love. Those who have been to the club in recent weeks, will have sensed the eager anticipation for the coming season. We have a smartly refurbished balcony, freshly painted changing rooms (in club colours), a shiny new kitchen, courtesy of great work from Stuart Rolfe and team, and with Mr Doyle weaving his magic our two fines squares are looking resplendent. Bring it on. First home game for the 1s is April 20th, a friendly v Finchley, starting at 1pm.

Mother’s Day Lunch
Where would be without our mums? Make our clubhouse the venue to celebrate them this year, by booking your places directly with Claudia at tringcricketreservations@hotmail.co.uk or by calling 07801 021654. Lovely new kitchen. Same cracking chef. You won’t be disappointed.

Spring Clean: Saturday April 6.
Help us shine up the Pavilion ready for the new season. Volunteers to gather for 10am with tasks assigned by Guy Masters and Simon Wastling. Bacon butties when the work is done!

Club sign on Day: Sunday April 7.
For new members this is a great chance to get all your questions answered and to meet some friendly stalwarts of TPCC. The Junior Management Team will be out in force and new kit will be on sale.
Existing members are encouraged to simply renew online. Please go online and renew here.

Team News
Plans are progressing nicely for the coming season with most players indicating they are, once again, looking forward to bearing arms for TPCC. Only major changes in 1’s are David Brent and Liam Gough leaving to go to other clubs. To strengthen the squad, we have signed Steve Clark and Tom Weymes. We have also signed two new younger players in David Burnell and Scott Rolfe, while Nick Grant is coming over from Australia to play for the 2s. A further update from our esteemed Director of Cricket will be provided at the Pre-season Social!

Pre-Season Social – April 12th
Following a sellout Quiz earlier this month, the next event from the Social team is a marriage made in heaven…..the unique combination of Gin and Sausage will once more form the backdrop for our pre-season social.
Tickets are available from behind the bar, or even more straightforwardly here online.
£15 for Adults, £10 for Under 14's. Please help us manage the numbers by buying now. Thankyou!

The President’s tax-efficient fundraising campaign: Digital Upgrade
John Overy’s fundraising campaign for Pitch Vision and a new TV for the clubhouse, currently stands at £690 or 23% of our target from a dozen donations. The campaign closes at the end of April. Any donation, no matter how small, will take us a little closer to our target. Read a short message from our President and make your tax efficient donation to the cause here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/TPCCdigital-upgrade

New Women and Girl’s section sponsor
Is this the year of Girl Power? With the support of our new section sponsor, Pictons solicitors, along with the passion and drive from Sarah Woodall and Barrie Miles, it surely is. More news on subsidised Pictons branded shirts to follow soon.

On that note, look forward to seeing you all in the sunshine soon.
Best wishes
Nick

Updated 23:53 - 18 Apr 2019 by James Wheeler

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Fixtures
Tue 23 Apr
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U15 A - Yr10 Harpenden
League 17:30
Wed 24 Apr
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U12 A - Yr7 Boxmoor
League 17:30
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U11 11 a side - Yr6 Langleybury
League 17:30
Thu 25 Apr
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U11 8 a side - Yr6 Berkhamsted
League 17:45
Fri 26 Apr
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U15 B - Yr10 Grand Union
League 17:30
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U13 A - Yr8 West Herts
League 17:30
Sat 27 Apr
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1st Team Chesham
Friendly 13:00
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2nd Team Chesham
Friendly 13:00
Sun 28 Apr
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U15 A - Yr10 Wendover
Friendly 10:00
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U15 B - Yr10 Wendover
Friendly 10:00
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U14 Girls - Yr9 Bishops Stortford
League 13:00
Mon 29 Apr
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U15 A - Yr10 Langleybury
League 17:30
Tue 30 Apr
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League 17:30
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U10 Incrediball - Yr5 Northchurch
League 17:30
Wed 1 May
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U11 8 a side - Yr6 Hemel Hempstead
League 17:30
Thu 2 May
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U11 11 a side - Yr6 Northchurch
League 17:30
Fri 3 May
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League 18:00
Sat 4 May
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2nd Team Leverstock Green
Friendly 13:00
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3rd Team Leverstock Green
Friendly 13:00

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