The very first Solihull Half Marathon is being held on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The route begins at Blythe Valley and skirtsa round Cheswick Green (Watery Lane) before heading up Tanworth Lane and then Rumbush Lane (Straight past our ground), a quick sprint through the country brings the runners out onto Broad Lane, past the Warwickshire Lad towards Hockley Heath, back over the M42 and along Illshaw Heath Lane back to Blythe Valley.
I have been foolish enough to enter and I am looking for some running mates, if anyone feels up to it (You still have 6 weeks to train!).
If you are not up for running it please consider sponsoring me to complete this event. All the money will be going towards this years fundraising project for Tanworth Lane, which includes the need to raise £6000 towards replacing the practice facilities.
This is a first for me having never completed any long distance runs previously. Training is going well ish and I am hoping to complete the event in around 2 hours. The distance is 13.1 miles or 21 kilometres, or the equivalent of an all run 1050 not out! I will even chuck in £50 myself if I dont beat the 2 hour mark.
I would really appreciate your support in this effort, please give generously, it is for a great cause, close to all our hearts and something we will all benefit from. If anyone would be prepared to come along on the day and cheer me on at Rumbush Lane that would be massively appreciated, preferable with a bottle of Lucozade Sport in hand, or something stronger for the finish.
Please text me on 07948 993790 to pledge your support.
The season is fast approaching but we have a couple of pre-season events to make people aware of. The TaCH CC Spring Golf Day will be held at Kings Norton Golf Club on Friday 7th April 2017. We recently held our Autumn 2016 event at the same course and enjoyed it so much we are heading straight back. The cost of the day is £45 per person, this includes Coffee/Tea and a Bacon Roll on arrival, 18 holes of Golf and an evening meal. The day is open to all and feel free to bring a guest or two. If you wish to attend please contact Tonka on 07948 993790 to reserve your place.
We have been chosen by Tesco’s as one of 3 community projects to potentially benefit from the selling of the 5p bags in their shops. We have put together a ‘Lets get Cricketing’ project where we are pitted against two other local fundraising projects. Votes can be cast with every purchase in the following Tesco Express shops
HALL GREEN STRTFD EXP B28 8AB
DORRIDGE SOLIHULL EXP B93 8HH
HALL GREEN B90 3LU
KNOWLE METRO B93 0LE
LODE HEATH SOLIHL EXP B91 2LJ
OLTON EXPRESS B92 7HS
SHIRLEY HOBS MOAT EXP B92 8JJ
SOLIHULL EXTRA B90 4EN
SHELDON B26 3DY
DICKENS HTH BIRM EXP B90 1UA
ROBIN HOOD BRMHAM EXP B28 0LG
BIRMINGHAM ALCSTR EXP B47 5PN
If you could let all family and friends know and try and vote when in the shop then we could be in with a chance to get up to £5000. The project is to repair the astro wicket at Tanworth and provide additional junior kit to enable us to coach up to 100 every week.
Voting runs from 1st March to 30th April and I think you can vote every time you make a purchase in a qualifying shop.
The Midland Cricket Club Conference are having their annual Dinner and Presentation on Friday 10th March at Tally Ho in Edgbaston. The tickets are £33pp and include dinner plus speakers including a comedian. I am told all speakers are better than last years!!
For the 2nd year running one of our players has won an award. It would be nice to go and offer our support. If you would like to go then please text or call me on 07899 873564.
Senior Nets kick off tonight at Edgbaston from 9-10pm and will continue to be on every Thursday evening for the next 12 weeks.
Hope to see many players there, new players always welcome! Contact James Carey for more info.
Thanks to John, this year’s tour has already been planned and we are heading to Exeter From 27th-29th August! For full details including fixtures, cost and accommodation, please see the poster attached and let John or the captains know if you are interested!