Dear Members and Friends of Tadworth Cricket Club
After a year that will live in all of our memories, the Festive season is upon us.
As a Club Committee we want to wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season.
Cricket in 2020 was somewhat curtailed but following the decision to open up cricket to junior members Mark Anthony led the charge to get outdoor practice started in early July. With help from Mike W-K, Sid, Neil, Ed, Kris Anthony, Rachael Carvill and Craig.
The first few weeks defined the COVID secure protocols that were maintained throughout the season and 1:1’s were followed by group coaching and subsequently matches where all age groups won at least one match. It was a remarkable effort from Mark A and the team, and the success was demonstrated by the fact that even at the end of Aug we ran sessions with over 40 children, aged 5 -13, present.
From July, Senior cricket was played on both Saturdays and Sundays. There were no league matches (Surrey Downs League played as friendlies) but all Senior games were played in a competitive spirit and whilst there were many differences in the match day protocols we got the games on safely and for the enjoyment of members.
Thanks to Majid, we even managed to get 3 Saturday XI’s on 2 consecutive weeks which maximised the amount of cricket played despite the shortened season.
Thanks to the grounds team too who showed great flexibility to get cricket played.
We even held a successful 2 match tour to Cambridge with a mixture of youth and experience on the field of play, A good time was had by all. We would like to place our thanks on record to all players, officials and supporters that contributed this most unprecedented of seasons.
The membership pulled together both on and off the field and we were able to get Saturday and Sunday fixtures fulfilled to the middle of September – THANK YOU
The start of 2021 remains uncertain but we are planning for cricket to start towards the end of April as usual. Winter practice has been booked at Epsom College for the junior and senior sections.
We will review the COVID guidelines from Surrey cricket early in the New Year to see if we can start training sessions on Sunday 10th Jan. We hope to have senior practice too but that is currently restricted by existing COVID guidance. We will keep you all informed.
Stay Safe and Well Everyone. We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021 and here’s to more cricket next year
Tadworth CC committee
Chris H, Mike W-K, Mark A , Majid A, Simon H , Rachael C , Mark L and Craig S
23 December 2020
this page was last reviewed and updated 23 December 2020