Despite the continued uncertainty of the facilities at Ransomes, we are pleased to announce that the winter work was undertaken on the square, which should ensure a better playing surface than we had in 2013.
We have also been assured that new changing facilities will be in place before the start of the season, which should mean both sides being able to have a hot shower after the game!
One area that has year to be confirmed and that is the situation with the bar, it looks at the moment that there will not be any bar facilities in the short term.
Fixtures for the coming season have also been released, the Sunday XI are the first to play with an trip to the seaside(?) and a match against Harwich & Dovercourt on 13th April. The 1st XI also start there season with a trip to the seaside – this time Clacton 2nd XI being the opponents on 19th April. Finally, the 2nd XI will play hosts to a local derby against DBSL a week later on 26th April.
Full fixtures can be found on the league websites:
Last year a number of volunteers undertook various tasks as part of the ECB NatWest CricketForce day. We managed to repair and paint the sightscreens and scorebox; remove the weeds from the net carpets; repair the practice nets themselves and have a general tidy up in the container.
We will be holding a similar day this on 12th April, so please try to make yourself available - further details will be advised of as soon as possible.
Match wear, training wear and off-field clothing can now be purchased on an item-by-item basis by each individual club member, removing the need for SMCC to purchase gear in bulk. A full range of clothing is available to everyone and I would like to encourage as many members as possible to start purchasing items as soon as possible.
2014 Senior Sessions
Indoor nets for SENIOR players will be held at Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich dates to be advised:
Outdoor nets are likely to commence on Wednesday 9th April from 6.00pm.
2014 Junior Sessions
Please click on the link to find full details of this years Youth section coaching.
Sessions will be held during
Half Term at the IPSWICH SCHOOL
SPORTS HALL ON
18 & 19 FEBRUARY BETWEEN 2PM AND 4PM.
To register an interest in attending please complete and return tha attached application form.
Further sessions will hopefully be arranged over the Easter Half Term - details to follow.
Outdoor training sessions will
be held on MONDAY evenings
from 28TH APRIL AT RANSOMES SPORTS
CLUB, SIDEGATE AVENUE
Guidance on what we expect from our coaches, members and supporters.
St Margaret's CC were one of the clubs originally selected by the ECB's to participate in the "Chance to Shine" initiative, designed to get Cricket back into schools. Whilst these we are nolonger directly involved in this scheme, one of our coaches still attends local schools to provide develop youngsters.
All existing members are invited to add/update their details.
If you haven't registered, please do so, it only takes a few minutes but will make the captains jobs easier throughout the season if they can be sure that the details we hold are correct.Click here to Register
If you have an email address include this. We can then keep you informed about any changes or items added to the site.
Any new players young or old are welcome at St Margarets.
We are especially keen to attract young players who are interested in playing in our youth teams this year.
Please contact: Norman Atkins - 01473 720362
We would welcome any offer of sponsorship, whether it be for £10 or £100. Please contact Norman Atkins, if you are able to offer any assistance.
We would like to thank the continued generosity of Graham Lambert at KLH ARCHITECTS for their continued support.
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