Dove Holes Cricket Club Newsletter 2018
Everyone connected with our Club will be very much aware of the great strides made by it over the past twelve months. It is essential that this forward momentum continues over into the forthcoming Season in order that your Club is able to maintain its position as one of the leading lights in the Derbyshire and Cheshire League both on and off the field.
Many people connected with the Club have already made huge contributions towards putting the Club in this most favourable of positions and we know that we can rely upon their support in the future. Our increased stature, however, has resulted in Dove Holes being offered the opportunity to stage events that our previous not quite up to the mark facilities when compared with some Clubs precluded us from being considered for. There are two events in particular that have come are way through Derbyshire County Cricket Club namely a KS1 Festival connected with the ‘All Stars Programme’ that could see up to 250 juniors taking part on Tuesday the 24 April and a representative match between a Derbyshire under 14 side and one from Lancashire on Sunday 4 August.
Both of these events present a huge opportunity for DHCC to promote itself to a wider audience as well as putting money into the coffers. Needless to say it is essential that your Club shows itself in its best possible light at all times and particularly for the two afore mentioned events hence the need to get the ground in a ship shape fashion as soon as possible. Below is a list of happenings at the Club that would greatly benefit from you being able to give a few hours of your time to assist with:
Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th March
Work on the ground and facilities to prepare it for the start of the season on Saturday 21st April.
Friday 13th April
General Knowledge Quiz for teams of four (£20 entry fee per team) with cash prizes for the victors at the Pavilion.
Tuesday 24th April
KS1 Festival organised by Derbyshire County Cricket Club for junior cricketers from the Southern area of High Peak.
9.30am until around 3:30pm
Sunday 15th July
Street Crane Cricket Jamboree supporting Challenge Derbyshire (Ashgate Hospicecare, Blythe House Hospice and Helen’s Trust)
Saturday and Sunday 21st & 22nd July
Our annual ‘Carterfest’ involving live music on the Saturday night and our usual T20 Team Knock Out Competition on the Sunday from 11:00am.
Sunday 5th August
Representative match with a Derbyshire County Cricket Club under 14 eleven versus one representing Lancashire County CC.
Sunday 26th August
The Derbyshire and Cheshire T20 Competition Finals Day Supporting The Offside Trust involving the playing of both of the Semi-finals as well as the Final itself.
In addition to the above mentioned events there will be other opportunities during the Season for you to lend a hand at your Club in one way or another. Have you any friends, relatives or neighbours who may see themselves as good Samaritans or who might benefit from the exercise? Do you know any Companies or individuals who may be interested in sponsoring a match, a match ball or some other event at the Club. The Club has produced a standard letter that is available on line to be used to try and attract this form of backing. The revenue from such these deals forms a vital part in keeping the Club in the black and moving forward.
Please try and see your way to setting aside a couple of hours from time to time to support the Club assisting with these vital tasks. You would probably be very surprised how entertaining the associated banter can be! But above all enjoy your involvement with the sport of cricket particularly when it is associated with your own Club namely Dove.