Christmas Lunch – 17th December

On the 17th December from 1.30pm Neil Wright and myself will be cooking a Sunday Christmas Lunch at Rumbush Lane, using the new kitchen facility. We believe we can cater for up to 50 people. The meal be a traditional Sunday Roast. There will be a choice of meats plus a starter and a dessert. Cost will be £15 per adult and £10 for Under 14s.

Please let Neil know on 07974 670 676 to reserve a space

This would be the ideal opportunity for our Christmas get together  so  please try and attend.

I am away until the 19th November but can be contacted after then.

Regards

Pete Carey

Chairman

 

News

AGM: Review and Plans for 2018

Dear All,

Last night’s AGM was attended by a fairly low number of club stalwarts. We discussed a number of topics, high on the list was the news that in addition to the square at Tanworth having recently had nearly £5k spent on it and the £1k for Olly Hill to give the conifers at the back of the pavilion a good chop we have agreed around £8k for new electrics, a new ceiling, new kitchen, re-boarding of the floor, new floor coverings and the club house area to be painted. We have established a rental income around £12k from Rumbush Lane for next year plus we are getting enquiries for social functions where we have significant opportunity to make profit. This is money we have earned from events or donations and is a proper statement that we mean to make our club somewhere to be proud of.

The committee did some research around local clubs during the season on annual subs. We are the cheapest by a distance. Mike Shaw has put a business plan together where the subs need to be £100 per annum for senior members and £50 for students. Junior subs will remain the same, This was voted in last night.

We asked for volunteers for next year to work on the ground and it was agreed last night a list of jobs will be written and a rota given out so players take a more active role in the upkeep. We have had a problem with rubbish and waste so we are now paying £500 per annum for skips to help with the waste. This is money that has to be generated hence increasing subs etc.

Several people currently pay their subs monthly, if anyone wishes to set up a direct debit the bank details are sort code 40-26-22 and account number 31284355. £12.50 a month sees full payment by June for next year starting in November.

The team Captains from this year have agreed to stand again. We also intend to have 6-8 Sunday fixtures where we hope to introduce some of the juniors into senior cricket with the ambition of re-establishing a 3rd team within the next couple of years. We have decided to withdraw from the midweek 20/20 this year.

We are having a New Year Eve Party at Rumbush Lane – please try and support us, Pete Patel is doing the food and cost is £10pp. We are also looking at doing Sunday Lunch on December 17th – more details to follow.

The overall message to all was the need to support more events and to offer a min of 2hours to help at the ground once a season.

Regards

Pete Carey

News

AGM – Wednesday 25th October

Dear all,

This years AGM will be held on 25th October at 7.30pm at Rumbush lane.

I look forward to seeing as many of you on the night.

Regards,

Peter Carey

Chairman

Events, News

Annual Dinner – Tonight!

Hi all,

For those attending the Annual Dinner at Rumbush Lane tonight, please arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm sit down.

We look forward to seeing you all there tonight!

Events

Dear all,

As the club committee, we want to keep you informed as much as possible, as to what the future plans and ambitions are for the TACH CC.

We are very all privileged as players, to be able to play at such a fantastic ground as Tanworth, whether that be as a junior or senior member.

As a Club, the feedback we have from all sources, existing players, retired players and junior parents is to continue to ensure Tanworth remains one of the best grounds not only in the Cotswold Hills League but also in the local area.

With this goal in mind the Club are to invest around £4,000 in laser levelling the square, giving it a deep scarifying, overseeding & fertilising to improve the playing surface. This investment is long term and should mean the surface plays well for many years to come. If you add in  the new covers purchased last year this is a massive commitment from the club to ensure the playing surface can be as good as anywhere.

In addition to this we have agreed to purchase a rain cover/sheet for the Junior wicket to help reduce the possibility of junior games being called off. We use the main covers in the week but as we rent the ground on a Sunday one set of covers is occasionally not enough.

The Cricket Club over the years has been very lucky to have volunteer ground staff, which has meant Tanworth has been a fantastic ground to play cricket, but over time the hours that they can commit has reduced.

If the club and its members really want to make sure the Club is going to be the best in Cotswold Hills League we are going need some help from the membership,  basic tasks such as rolling the wicket, or strimming the outfield need to be done.

It is estimated that if each playing member were to commit 2 hours just once in the season the playing facility could improve massively. Any help from Junior parents in this regard would also be a massive help.

As a club we rely on volunteers, but that pool is getting smaller, we have sounded out the idea of setting up a rota on a Thursday when the Ground staff prepare the wicket. Most people said they were prepared to commit to it especially if we really want to play at the best ground in the Cotswolds League.

The Committee are also committed to improving the inside of the clubhouse.

The Pavilion could be great, but it needs money to be spent on it, as a volunteer club we need volunteers to help us fund raise by either attending event such as the Annual Dinner, or coming up with and organising a fund-raising event.

We have set aside a further £4000 to improve the pavilion, we have already agreed for the carpet in the clubhouse, entrance hall, ladies toilets and corridor down towards the showers to be replaced. Olly Hill is cutting back the conifers which due to the stuff they shed has caused damp in the roof boards. Once this is done we should be able to replace the roof panelling (quote awaited). We are also hopeful of replacing the kitchen over the next 6-9 months.

Additionally at  Rumbush Lane we have a club house and changing facilities which are probably the best in the area, the drainage is now outstanding. We are also spending money on the square in the winter to improve its performance. Future plans is still to hire it out but as the juniors come through we will use it for our own cricket games

It also needs volunteers to roll the wicket and do other jobs during the cricket season the football club look at it in the winter

As a Club we can achieve great things if we all are prepared to do a little bit, the Annual Subscriptions ( some still outstanding) will not cover the improvements that everybody wants to see at the club therefore as a membership it is up to all of us to help where we can.

If you have any ideas or would like to become more involved with fund raising please contact myself, Andy Turnbull or Andy Brazier

Moving forward we have the annual dinner coming up on Friday 8th September at Rumbush Lane please confirm numbers ASAP, we have a Magician performing this year as well as providing some music after the dinner. Tickets are priced at £25pp. email me peter@nvq-centre.co.uk or text 07899 873564 or speak to Ali Prosser 07769 880888. It would be great if we had a group from the Junior parents this year.

Finally I received an email complimenting the clubs 1st team from one of the league umpires where he says it has been a real pleasure to be involved in our games as we play in the right spirit and have involved our juniors and that we treat all of our players equally. Well done to James and the other players who have represented us.

Regards

Pete Carey

Chairman

News

Fundrasing for Defribillators! We need your help!

Dear all
We have set up a just giving link so we can purchase 2 Defibrillators. The response has been pitiful. These machines save lives. Can every member please help us. Surely nobody can dispute the need to have one. Someone from another club who play in our league has donated ahead of the majority of our members.
Frustrated would be an understatement
Pete Carey
Chairman
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