To all our Tadworth Cricket Club (TCC) Members, Family & Friends
We hope you are all well and looking forward to cricket matches starting again
I’m sure you all understand that your safety is the TCC Committees priority, and our goal is to continue to adhere to the government and ECB guidelines. We have reinforced the social distancing measures and procedures that our members have been applying during practice and we now ask all members, friends and visitors to follow these practices in order for us to play cricket safely and to allow us open the bar facilities.
For Cricket Matches and Practice
The Changing Rooms will NOT be available for use. Players should arrive ready to play cricket
Hand sanitiser will be available at Tadworth Cricket Club but where possible we ask that you bring your own and use before and after practice or before, between innings and after matches
On arrival at Tadworth Cricket Club, you must sign in to a visitors’ book with your name and email address (one name per family). We need your details in case we need to contact you as per COVID guidance.
Please respect the social distancing of others AND if you are not feeling well stay away from Tadworth Cricket Club
For senior cricket, teas will not be provided so please bring your own snacks
We do not plan to open the social room in the pavilion in order to maintain social distancing and so come prepared for the British weather and please can we ask that supporters provide your own chair.
Toilet facilities will remain closed during junior practice. We await further details of match conditions before we make a decision on availability of toilet facilities, but we are likely to have the toilets available only in emergencies
There will be some signage at Tadworth Cricket Club and we ask that you respect the requests as these are for the safety of all members and visitors
Utilisation of the Club Facilities
The bar will be open starting later this week BUT you will not be able to enter the pavilion or approach the bar.
We will only be selling bottles and cans in order to minimise the amount of surfaces that will be touched and will need to be cleaned
You will be greeted by a volunteer in front of the shutters who will take your order. Maximum 4 drinks per order. Your order will be relayed to a volunteer behind the bar who will prepare the order and the drinks will be brought to the shutter for collection. Please take your complete order once it is brought to you.
When queueing for drinks orders please respect the social distancing requirements
Card payments only – NO CASH.
We will be using bottles only and so we ask that you put your empties in to the bins provided. Including bottles to leave the pavilion.
Wine will be available but please bring your own glasses where at all possible.
You must take your drinks outside. Under no circumstances can anyone drink inside the clubhouse, whatever the weather.
Please be patient and respect our bar volunteers at all times.
Please note: If you are unable to follow the safety procedures, your actions could ultimately lead to the bar being closed.
Please continue to check our website for further Club updates.
The committee are reviewing the additional club subscription requirements now that cricket can start and we will communicate those this week.
We hope to see as many of our members and friends as possible over the next few weeks supporting our fantastic club and celebrating the return of cricket at Tadworth.
We will keep you all informed with any future activities at the club.
Thank you all for your continued support.
Tadworth Cricket Club : Committee 5 July 2020
this page was last reviewed and updated 5 July 2020
TCC Committee hope that this note finds you and your families all well.
Your committee have continued to work behind the scenes to keep Tadworth Cricket Club ticking along. Some notable updates include:
Simon H was able to secure some very good quality second hand furniture for the club house and much of the old furniture has gone. This was the second item that was highlighted by you , our members, as a priority for investment and thanks to Simon we achieved this in a cost effective way. We hope you like it.
Over the last 3 weeks we have seen cricket at Mill Road with close to 50, 1:1 sessions and a couple of small group coaching sessions delivered to our junior members. Tadworth Cricket Club committee express their thanks to Mark Anthony, Mike W-K, Craig and Sid Hussein who are giving their time voluntarily to lead some impressive sessions sessions.
The senior members are back training too, with 2 one hour sessions for a max of 6 people being run Sundays and Wednesdays. These sessions have been popular and as social distancing rules relax we hope to accommodate more members
Thanks to everyone who has paid their 25 pounds social membership. This has been a critical lifeline for Tadworth Cricket Club to help us manage our fixed costs. We continue to actively manage our financial situation and as part of COVID grants have been made available from a variety of sources. We secured 1300 pounds from Sport England and have submitted a further grant application to ECB to help us cover other fixed /grounds costs.
We do project a loss for the season, even with the good will of all of you, so if (when) we do get back to the club later this season we will be looking to do a couple of social fund raisers
On the cricket front, you may have seen that the government stated that cricket matches could not yet be permitted as the ball is a vector of the disease!!
ECB are still in talks with the government and this will influence when matches can start. When they do start we may have to play short form games (eg less overs , fewer players) but we hope that will be clear in the next couple of weeks. Some leagues in Surrey are preparing to start play from 25 July but that is in anticipation of further agreement with government.
We will keep you informed but as a committee. We hope to maximise cricket in Aug and first half of Sept. We HOPE that all of you will be ready to play
In the meantime, stay well and look forward to seeing you all soon. Best wishes
Craig Stevenson – Chairman On behalf of TCC Committee 27 June 2020
this page was last reviewed and updated 27 June 2020
We hope everyone associated with Tadworth Cricket Club are well and surviving the challenges that Covid19 has presented to us all. We all know key workers and we want to put on record our thanks to all of them – amazing people
On the cricket front, Tadworth Cricket Club remain committed to following government and ECB guidance and, at this time, recreational cricket including practice remains suspended. As a committee we are actively monitoring the situation and will respond to changes in guidance as we receive them. If cricket of any kind is permitted we will need some volunteers to help get the club ready so that we can follow safety guidance and maintain social distancing requirements. Member safety will be our highest priority . For your information, preparation of the square is underway and the outfield is being cut twice a month. Cricket should be able to start with a couple of weeks notice
Financially 2020 is going to be difficult.
Without any cricket we project a loss of 3-4 K. This can be reduced if cricket can be played and if restrictions allow we will aim to have some social events to raise funds for Tadworth Cricket Club.
If you have not yet paid your social membership it is not too late to do so. The 25 pounds will help to manage our outgoings .
We have been promised a grant of 1300 pounds by Sport England – we are grateful for this contribution and it will contribute towards payment of our insurance and utilities. It is likely we will use some of the clubs reserves this year and so the solid fiscal position of the last 2 years is helping us through the lockdown.
We are planning a virtual general knowledge quiz on the May 25th Bank Holiday starting at 8pm . This is an opportunity for a bit of social engagement with friends at TCC and will be hosted by Mike W-K . We look forward to you joining
Until such time that we can start the season we wish you good health. Stay well
Tadworth Cricket Club Chairman & Committee
this page was last reviewed and updated 13 May 2020
A Letter to all Our Supporters and Members and You from The Tadworth Cricket Club Chairman and Committee (published today 22 March 2020)
Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Tadworth CC – Note to Members:
Dear Member, We write in the hope that all of our members are in good health in these unprecedented times. Our thoughts are with any of you in self-isolation or those with symptoms of the virus.
As you will, no doubt, be aware, cricket is not immune from the impact of the pandemic and our governing body, the ECB, have issued a statement saying that all recreational cricket has been suspended until further notice.
Tadworth Cricket Club will fully comply with the ECB statement and Government advice concerning social distancing. Our overriding priority will be the health of our members, oppositions and guests. All pre-season nets are cancelled and matches have been cancelled for the foreseeable future in line with policies of the leagues we are affiliated to
The club’s committee are discussing measures which we believe will keep the club viable beyond 2020 but will also put us in the best possible position to continue our cricket activities as soon as it is safe to do so.
There will no doubt be financial implications for us as a club and certainly there is the likelihood of a considerable reduction in income. We will do all we can to reduce expenditure over the coming weeks and after a strong couple of years we believe that our finances are robust enough to cope with a reduction in income. Having said that, essential pre-season operations on the ground and pavilion will need to continue in preparation for what we all hope will be a resumption of cricketing activities
What do we need from all of you?
Subscriptions Firstly, we are proposing to suspend the subscriptions agreed by the AGM for 2020 until we know when cricket will resume. With no way of knowing the shape that our season will take, we have decided to ask all members to pay the social membership fee of 25 pounds. This will apply to all senior members and each junior member that were planning to join TCC in April/May. Once cricket is being played the committee will have recommendations on how to assign membership costs in a fair and equitable manner.
This approach will ensure that we initiate income for 2020 and allow us to pay for our regular outgoings like early season grounds maintenance and all pavilion utilities (electric, water, sewage collection, internet provision).
We recognise that these are challenging times for all of us who work but we hope that you see this as a reasonable sum to pay to ensure we can keep TCC viable. Please support your club in these unprecedented times
You can pay your subs on line with payment to Tadworth CC using the following account number (30185981) and sort code (20-29-90). Please use your family name and subs (eg Stokes/Subs) as the reference
Community contribution The pandemic has already had an effect in all areas of society and we want to retain our position as an important cog in the wheels of the Tadworth and Walton Communities.
The club committee will continue to keep members informed of further developments by email and/or using our social media platforms. In the meantime, we ask that you all follow official guidance on social isolation. Please stay safe and healthy and remember to look out for those elderly club members and those most vulnerable in our local communities
We look forward to welcoming everybody back to the club as soon as possible.
Tadworth CC Exec Committee: Craig, Bruce, Mike, Majid, Simon, Chris, Mark + Our Club Welfare Officers Paul, Rachael
Tadworth Cricket Club’s 2019 Charity Blast raises funds for The Children’s Trust
On Sunday 30th June, six teams competed in the 3rd annual Tadworth Cricket Club (TCC) Charity Blast.
As in previous years, the charity supported was the Children’s Trust, and TCC were delighted to raise
on the day.
This year’s event was bigger than ever and included local teams from The Children’s Trust, the Royal Automobile Club CC, Epsom College, Chinthurst Old Boys, Free Foresters and Sutton & Epsom Jackals in a new, shorter format featuring six 8 ball overs.
In Group 1 Tadworth CC were beaten easily by the Epsom College & Chinthurst Old Boys XI who chased down 50 runs in just 21 balls. Tadworth recovered to beat the Free Foresters, chasing down 79 with a single off the final ball of their innings. Then, in the surprise result of the group, the Free Foresters defended an under-par total of 67 against Epsom College & Chinthurst Old Boys, restricting them to just 63. With each team winning just one game, Epsom College & Chinthurst Old Boys won the group due to their superior run rate. The notable performance in the group was Charlie Young who took 4 wickets in his two overs.
In Group 2, the Children’s Trust XI got off to a winning start against a Sutton & Epsom Rugby XI posting a big score of 82 which was never threatened. They went on to chase down a below par 58 by the RAC XI, although the loss of 3 wickets in their last 9 balls did increase the tension for the winning team. The Sutton & Epsom Rugby XI then defended a score of 67 against the RAC XI quite comfortably to come second in the group.
The final was played at 6:30pm with the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Councillor Keith Foreman, a keen cricketer himself, bowling the opening ball to get things under way! A tight final match was won by the Children’s Trust team.
After the final, the raffle prize draw and auction raised £2,750 for the Children’s Trust which will go towards providing equipment for the children. Raffle and auction prizes were kindly donated by local shops and businesses, and included a Tadworth Cricket Club shirt signed by Phil Tufnell, an ambassador of the Children’s Trust.
Throughout the day there were lots of activities for adults and children, with the Pimms tent, ice cream cart, face painting and the tea & cake stall particularly popular. A live DJ played music all day long and the BBQ and bar stayed open late.
More information, pictures of the day and a list of local shops and businesses supporting the event can be found on www.tccblast.org.
Thank you to all for your support.
Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of The Children’s Trust said:
“we are extremely grateful to Tadworth Cricket Club and everyone who supported this brilliant local event. I enjoyed watching the format and, of course, the end result: with Team Children’s Trust lifting the winners’ trophy! The sum raised will directly support children with brain injury”
Keep an eye out for next year’s event which will be on Sunday 5th July 2020!
Tadworth Cricket Club Mill Road TADWORTH Surrey KT20 7TE www.TadworthCricketClub.co.uk
The Children’s Trust Tadworth Court TADWORTH Surrey KT20 5RU www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
Welcome to the the first Chairman’s update of the year – 2019
Work party The season is getting closer and our preparations for the cricketing year are hotting up.
We do need some help from as many of you as possible to finalise the pavilion for the start of the new season.
Please come along and join us on either Sat 30th March or Sat 13th April.
There are a wide range of jobs to complete and something for everyone. (for just an hour or several)
If you fancy doing a bit of gardening bring some equipment to strip back the undergrowth around the pavilion.
For less strenuous tasks we will have cleaning in the pavilion or putting down carpets etc.
Pavilion should be open from 9.15 am and you will get an early look at the new facilities, to enhance the member experience
Pre season Social – Friday April 26th
In addition we would like to announce our plans for a pre season social event.
On Friday 26th April we plan to have a games night in the pavilion with pizzas that we will order in based on number of people that commit.
We will charge 10 pounds per head and will need to collect money up front.
We are still finalising the ideas but we are thinking that we will have a pool tournament, a darts tournament, dominoes and a range of other games during the evening.
Please get this date in your diaries now and confirm attendance to Craig or any member of committee ASAP
Nets at Epsom College
There will NOT be a net session this Sunday (March 31st) – a free week due to Mothering Sunday so get in the good books ahead of the season! However nets will be back on 7th and 14th – 2 more opportunities to feel ball in hand or bat on ball
Looking forward to the season it what promises to be a significant year for English cricket – World Cup and Ashes rolled in to one. Best wishes
Craig Chairman Tadworth Cricket Club
this page was last reviewed and updated 26 March 2019