R@bbits the Outwood Cricket Club e-mail Newsletter 2010

The 2010 Season begins with intent:
Junior Academy al fresco
Victory at Dormansland by 171 runs!
Home fixture arrangements in May
Outwood Parish Council AGM
The Junior Academy got off to a flying start on Thursday and Friday evening in warm(ish) sunshine under a clear blue sky. Approximately 80 children and parents on each day enjoyed fine conditions and a great atmosphere created by drinks from a gazebo – see attached photograph.
If anyone can assist with erecting the gazebo and manning the temporary bar for the next four weeks then please contact Malcolm Cutter who, whilst being multi-talented as we know, only has one pair of arms and legs and whose day has the same 24 hours as the rest of us….many thanks
Outwood started with a fine win at Dormansland on Saturday.
The visitors scored quickly until both openers were lost in quick succession, Van der Wilt for 49, a long winter lay-off not having dimmed his mathematical powers. The Mainstay of the innings was a 3rd wicket partnership between Milton (77) and Cleaver who remained undefeated on 86 as Outwood declared at tea on 275-5.
Dormansland were pegged back by Outwood’s 130 year old opening attack as Hall and Kershaw (3-35) reduced the home side to 40 – 4. Dotrmansland were eventually dismissed for 104  (Chris Knight 2 – 22 and Milton 3 – 6) Eddie Knight produced the champagne moment with a brief but hugely impressive spell of fast bowling.  Although wicketless Eddie caused the Dormansland middle order ( not to mention the Outwood keeper) no end of problems and is clearly a star in the making. An excellent start to the season.
Home fixture arrangements
Much of the last committee meeting held at The Castle (under new management), involved running through detailed plans to allow our home fixtures to be played prior to getting our hands on the keys to the new pavilion.
The plans are creative – (20ft container to house all cricketing and catering equipment securely just inside our gate) – cramped – (two portaloos) contrived (temporary power supply to power the urn) and convivial ( marquee for sheltering in inclement weather).  On the marquee front, the question as originally put was ” where would both teams change for the match in a thunderstorm?” After much debate it was realised that in such circumstances they wouldn’t need to!
What this all means is that during May organising games at Outwood will require a real team effort before we walk out on to the pitch so please arrive in bags of time to help with the new jobs that these unusual circumstances have created.
Progress on the build was presented to the village at the parish council AGM last Thursday evening. The reaction was extremely positive and it was an excelent opportunity to thank many of those in the audience who have supported us thus far and to stress that whilst the structure may well be completed soon, the drive to raise the funds to pay for it continues. A quick commercial then followed for the Second Grand Auction on Saturday 22nd May at 11:00 a.m.  The number of lots grows but there is still room for that unwanted Renoir, Rolex or Rolls Royce. Contact Malcolm Cutter with offers of help.
May the summer continue to shine on us.

The 2010 Season begins with intent:Junior Academy al fresco Victory at Dormansland by 171 runs!Home fixture arrangements in MayOutwood Parish Council AGMThe Junior Academy got off to a flying start on Thursday and Friday evening in warm(ish) sunshine under a clear blue sky. Approximately 80 children and parents on each day enjoyed fine conditions and a great atmosphere created by drinks from a gazebo – see attached photograph. If anyone can assist with erecting the gazebo and manning the temporary bar for the next four weeks then please contact Malcolm Cutter who, whilst being multi-talented as we know, only has one pair of arms and legs and whose day has the same 24 hours as the rest of us….many thanksOutwood started with a fine win at Dormansland on Saturday.The visitors scored quickly until both openers were lost in quick succession, Van der Wilt for 49, a long winter lay-off not having dimmed his mathematical powers. The Mainstay of the innings was a 3rd wicket partnership between Milton (77) and Cleaver who remained undefeated on 86 as Outwood declared at tea on 275-5.Dormansland were pegged back by Outwood’s 130 year old opening attack as Hall and Kershaw (3-35) reduced the home side to 40 – 4. Dotrmansland were eventually dismissed for 104  (Chris Knight 2 – 22 and Milton 3 – 6) Eddie Knight produced the champagne moment with a brief but hugely impressive spell of fast bowling.  Although wicketless Eddie caused the Dormansland middle order ( not to mention the Outwood keeper) no end of problems and is clearly a star in the making. An excellent start to the season.Home fixture arrangementsMuch of the last committee meeting held at The Castle (under new management), involved running through detailed plans to allow our home fixtures to be played prior to getting our hands on the keys to the new pavilion.The plans are creative – (20ft container to house all cricketing and catering equipment securely just inside our gate) – cramped – (two portaloos) contrived (temporary power supply to power the urn) and convivial ( marquee for sheltering in inclement weather).  On the marquee front, the question as originally put was ” where would both teams change for the match in a thunderstorm?” After much debate it was realised that in such circumstances they wouldn’t need to! What this all means is that during May organising games at Outwood will require a real team effort before we walk out on to the pitch so please arrive in bags of time to help with the new jobs that these unusual circumstances have created.Progress on the build was presented to the village at the parish council AGM last Thursday evening. The reaction was extremely positive and it was an excelent opportunity to thank many of those in the audience who have supported us thus far and to stress that whilst the structure may well be completed soon, the drive to raise the funds to pay for it continues. A quick commercial then followed for the Second Grand Auction on Saturday 22nd May at 11:00 a.m.  The number of lots grows but there is still room for that unwanted Renoir, Rolex or Rolls Royce. Contact Malcolm Cutter with offers of help.May the summer continue to shine on us.

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An old pavillion

Welcome to Outwood Cricket Club

Welcome to Outwood Cricket Club, where you will find a warm welcome to the new pavilion.

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When not is use, all Bats should be placed in the security locker especially provided for the purpose.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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