Updated: Mar 21
It’s an enormous pleasure at last to be writing at the start of a new cricket season, one during which I hope sincerely that the ghastliness of 2020 can be put firmly into the rear-view mirror. I for one am looking forward with a spring in my step to seeing everyone back up on Broadhalfpenny Down.
Of course this is my usual plea for early season money! But I hope this letter finds you and your family well. The Brigands’ committee is in good health, and has been meeting monthly by Zoom since the end of last season to ensure the club is in the best possible position to start anew.
Financially we have been well supported through Covid_19 by available grants from both the ECB and Winchester District Council, and the committee has given a major re-vamp to the club’s and the Trust’s website.
On the ground, Harry and Rod continue their excellent work for which we are all very grateful. The early cuts have happened, the equipment has been maintained, and pre-season scarification and weed control will be taking place shortly. All members will be welcome to assist in the still socially-distanced ground opening on 10th April.
At this point, please may I ask everyone to pay your annual subscriptions? Subs remain anchored at £60 for playing members and £15 for non-playing. Payment by Monthly Standing Order is best for the club as it provides a regular cashflow in, and my thanks to those several who do that already. The club’s account for payments is:
Broadhalfpenny Brigands CC
Sort Code 77 50 12
Account Number 31225668
Finally, while we await helpful guidance from the ECB we look forward to welcoming everyone once more to Broadhalfpenny Down to fulfil our full fixture list, and hope fervently for a summer of cricket, teas, and use of the Pub, ahead!