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.

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:-

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:-

AGM Report

The AGM was held last Sunday 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.

Sunday Lunch at KCC February 22nd

Following an excellent lunch at our Presidents Day game we have again teamed up with Sam Scott, The Confident Cook, to host a special Sunday Lunch on 22nd February.
Sam and her team of professional chefs will produce a three course menu with a choice at each course. Sam’s food at our Christmas Party Nights received rave reviews and the £20 per head price tag is fantastic value.
The event is the 4th annual hosting of this event during which we will be holding a raffle for one of our favourite KCC charities, Rainbows Childrens Hospice.
If you would like to come along please contact Steve Elllwood (07836 680269). Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Volunteer evening

Volunteers are at the heart of everything that we do at KCC and we will be hosting an evening to say thank you to our great army of volunteers and to welcome new ones on Friday 13th March…..
KCC is entirely dependent upon the great team of volunteers that manages and supports the club.
Prior to the start of the new season we would like to invite all those who helped the club last season to join us for a night of fun and music.
We would also welcome anyone who would like to join the volunteer team for the coming season whether they have a little time or a lot will be warmly welcomed.
The evening will feature live music and food and is always a cracker and so mark the date in your diary and lets get the 2015 season off to a flyer.
If you are interested in getting more involved in 2015, below you will see a snapshot of some of the gaps that we are looking to fill:-
Clubhouse Maintenance and Facilities – to ensure all equipment is kept in good working order, all alarms etc are maintained and that the decor and facilities are tip top
Sunday Morning Breakfast Teams – this is a major fundraiser as well as being a wonderful experience for parents and those nursing a hangover from Saturday nights.
Match Day Manager – to take responsibility for ensuring that the match day experience for teams,visitors,umpires visiting KCC is second to none and to ensure that the admin around paying umpires, tea ladies etc is taken care of
ECB Events – after bar income these events are the second largest fundraisers for the club. We depend on a large number of volunteers to assist with the ground and catering on a number of days across the second half of the season. The dates will be published well in advance but we are regarded in the highest esteem by the ECB and if you can play your part in keeping us on the national stage it would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to know any more details about the above opportunities please do not hesitate to contact either Steve or Tim.

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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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