Diary Dates

Kit Launch Day: Sunday 1st March
Volunteers Evening: 13th March
Mothers day Sunday lunch: 15th March
NatWest cricketforce working day: Saturday 28th March @9.30am
Village Sports day: Monday 4th May
Caribbean Night: Friday 28th August
6 A Side day: Sunday 30 Aug
Childrens Halloween Party: 30 October
Presentation Night: 24th October
Christmas Event Nights: 11 Dec 12 Dec 16 Dec 17,18,19
Childrens Christmas Party: Sunday 20th Dec

‘Your Club Needs You’ night

KCC is a club who is grateful to an army of people who do their bit to make sure that we can provide the best facilities for everyone to play, watch and enjoy cricket.
On Friday 13th March we would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped out in any way over the past season, or would like to understand more about our great club.
We will be hosting an evening of live music, food and drink for all of you fabulous people and it would be great to see a huge turnout in advance of the new season ahead.
So if you have done the scoring, worked behind the bar, coached, driven players to matches, done the scoring, made the tea’s, collected subs, done the bbq at a function or simply cheered the teams on we would love to see you on 13th March from 7pm.
Further details will follow in your new look weekly Newsletter from end of February.
Please try to come along and take pride in what the club delivers to the community of Kibworth and beyond.

Help required

We have a couple of paid opportunities for people wishing to get more involved at KCC as follows:-

We need scorers for our Saturday teams. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone, regardless of age to get involved in match days at KCC.
We pay £15.00 plus complimentary tea per game.
Full training will be given and so previous experience is not a pre-requisite. This season we are moving to a PC based scoring system and so will be running full training courses during March.
Please contact Steve Ellwood if you are interested or would like more details.

We are also on the lookout for a ‘Senior’ Bar Person, ideally over 25 who can support our busy bar and events team.
We will pay an inflated hourly rate for someone who would take responsibility for duties including the closing of the clubhouse after events.
For more details please contact Diane Neal or Steve Ellwood.

Junior Winter Nets

Kibworth CC Indoor Junior Winter training for Kwik, U11 and U13 players is now taking place on Sunday afternoon’s at Crown Hills Community College. The sessions start at 4pm for all but finishing at 5pm for the Kwiks and 6pm for the rest. The sessions will break on the 15th February but run to the 22nd of March. Cost is £55 per child. To reserve a place for your child please email ragesh@chaseintegral.co.uk

Payment can be made directly at HSBC, a/c 11542826
Sort code 40-32-04.
Name Kibworth Cricket Club
Reference your child name

U15’s and U17’s will be training on Thursday evenings (7 till 9pm) at CCA with the adults. They will have use of a separate net from the senior players.

Outdoor sessions will start on Sunday morning 12th April @9.30am for existing players and the following Sunday for newcomers.

Aadil Ali interview

Our very own Aadil Ali has made his first public interview since joining the professional ranks down at Grace Rd. It’s an interesting read and it’s good to see that he remembers his KCC roots! You can read the interval in full by clicking on the attached link:-
http://www.leicestershireccc.co.uk/lc/News/2014/Ali-s-hard-work-pays-off

KCC Ladies on Facebook

KCC Ladies have a new Facebook page and are on the lookout for new recruits as they prepare for the new season. You can join the group, and keep up to date with all the news and views via the link below:-
https://www.facebook.com/groups/749857455079319/

AGM Report

The AGM was held in January and almost 50 players and senior members of the club attended (causing Rhonda to text for help and reinforcements in serving Tea and Coffee!).
The main points to emerge were as follows:-
The club is in a sound financial position and generated a small surplus in the year. It remains on course to repay the investment made in the kitchen and sun balcony over the next 5 years or so.

The club had welcomed a number of new major sponsors during 2014 including 45 West Distillers, David Wilson Homes and it was hoped that these relationships would develop further over coming years for mutual benefit.
That said the maintenance of our fantastic grounds and clubhouse requires a continuing stream of activity and income. We are heavily reliant on a large team of volunteers to make this happen and the chairman expressed thanks to all those who help out.

In addition the club remains committed to its investment in coaching through a combination of volunteers and highly qualified coaches and is making ongoing improvements to the ground/wickets. Overseas player coach PJ Van Biljon will be back in 2015 and we have appointed highly regarded Steve Pollard to take responsibility for the wickets. He will work closely with Abbo and the ground team over the coming months.

The meeting approved a number of changes to the Management Committee. The following will be working on our behalf to ensure KCC is the best place to Learn, Play and Watch Cricket.

President Bob Gilson
Chairman Steve Ellwood
Secretary John Bleby
Treasurer Tim Neal
Welfare Officer Dan Pedley
Senior Cricket Russell Spiers
Junior Cricket Ragesh Sejpal
Club Captain Andy Smith
Social Matthew Bashford
Committee Stephen Thompson (ECB Events)
Committee Simon Edmonds (Village Fun Day/6 a side)
Committee Cory Laywood (Payroll and Club Tour)
Ground/Clubhouse Vacant

The Chairman thanked Matt Craven, Kev Riley and David Smith who are standing down from the committee. Matt will continue as first team captain and the clubs senior player.

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2015 ECB Events

KCC has been awarded 4 National Finals for 2015.  This is a great achievement for the club, and one which is unique amongst Junior Clubs.
The dates and games are shown below, and the plea’s for volunteers will be coming your way!:-
- Sun 23rd August – County U17 A&B Division Finals
- Tues 25th & Weds 26th August – County U15 A Division Finals
- Sun 6th September – 50+ County Final
- Sat 19th & Sun 20th Sept – Womens Premier League Finals

2015 Fixtures

Fixtures for the new Leicestershire and Rutland League are now out and can be viewed on the league website http://www.elccl.net/Default.aspx
As you may remember the 3rd Team have now moved back to Leicestershire and they will be playing in Division 4 East next season.

Club Hire

If you need an exclusive venue for your event Kibworth Cricket Club has extensive facilities to cater for your every need. Please contact Diane Neal (07905 841461) or EMAIL: di.neal1@btinternet.com

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