MEMBERSHIP 2020 / 21
CLUB UPDATE AUGUST 2020
I hope all is well and everyone is coping with the current situation.
This just an update to let you know the clubs position and its efforts in going forward.
The club continues to operate with its normal opening hours. A decision has been made to take a limited amount of new members
and existing members will now be able to sign in their guests. Could I please remind everyone to make sure they sign the visitors book
and especially the track and trace form.
On another note, mike has very kindly agreed to restart bingo on Thursday 20th of this month, at the usual time. The club has been laid out to accommodate all necessary social distancing measures
and look forward to seeing you there.
CLUB REOPENING 4th July 2020
Ladies, gents, families and friends.
Firstly and importantly I hope that all members and their families have coped as well as they could during this period. Please refer to previous email correspondence if any member requires any support during these difficult times.
The Committee and staff have been working hard during lockdown to ensure that the Club environment is safe to open in accordance with Government guidance. As the restrictions have now been lifted, it's intended to re-open the Clubhouse at noon on Saturday 4th July. The opening hours will be as normal thereafter.
With Government guidance, social distancing will have to be adhered to and a one-way system has been introduced. There will be a queueing system in place and restrictions placed on numbers within the Clubhouse. A quick phone call on this matter, maybe in order to avoid disappointment and being turned away at peak times. With this in mind and to reduce the risk to club members, the Committee have restricted opening to members only including the grounds. Sadly, no guests or new membership requests will be accepted until further notice.
May I thank those who have already paid their membership and encourage last years' members, who wish to continue being a member, do so as soon as possible. Membership cards may be required when ordering . Replacement cards are available from the bar but please choose a quiet time.
Just like every pub, club and hospitality venue, space will be a premium so we ask that children do not queue at the bar and leave it to their parents.
For the time being, due to space and covid restrictions, the kitchen will remain open but for takeaway and delivery only. Pre-ordered takeaways may be eaten outside on the benches but at the moment not inside.
As part of the Governments track and trace you will be asked to leave your names and contact details on entry. As we all know, the rules and regs are subject to change, and could do so overnight, so the Committee will keep all aspects of opening under review.
Lastly, due to restrictions, the clubhouse won't be the same and this will be a learning curve for us all whilst we get use to the process. Please be patient with the bar team and the policies in place. They are there to support members and keep them in a safe environment whilst being able to enjoy the Club. We all hope to be back to normal as soon as possible.
Brixham Cricket Club Chairman
CRICKET SCORERS WANTED
Because of a combination of retirements and family commitments we need to recruit cricket match scorers . Offers of help for a few matches or regularly will be warmly received
If you , or anyone you know, might be interested please get in touch with Phil Gregory on 07577 277576
This is a voluntary position with free tea and expenses paid although the club would be willing to consider paying a fee for a regular commitment.
BCC Charity Christmas Events
Pictured are Nick Hart (Chairman), Graham Luscombe and Mike Smith proudly presenting a cheque for £1200 to Georgia Brooks of Rowcroft Hospice on behalf of Brixham Cricket Club.
The Club over the last thirty years have traditionally used the festive period to raise monies for local charities. This started out at our old clubhouse with a charity quiz and has grown annually, with the help of some committed members to incorporate a charity bingo evening and a darts tournament. These events have raised well in excess of £20,000 for local charities over the years.
This years recipients were Rowcroft Hospice. Their vision is 'to make every day the best it can be for all patients, and their families, living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon'. A truly well deserving charity.
BCC Committee and Rowcroft Hospice would like to express their gratitude to all members of the club who supported the events and contributed in any way to this fantastic total. In particular thanks go to Nick Hart, Graham Luscombe and Mike Smith who organised the quiz, darts and bingo nights. Thanks also to Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club, Exeter Racecourse, Woodlands, Princess Theatre and Eileen Mackellar who donated auction lots. The total also includes a donation from the Club.
DAN to return as Brixham overseas player for new 2020 season
Dan Lakshan who was Brixham's overseas player last season has agreed terms to return to the Club for the 2020 season. 21 year old Dan was an extremely popular overseas player in 2019 with members and players alike. In the season he obtained his formal coaching qualification which enables him to bring an extra dimension to the club for 2020. During the 2019 league season Dan proved himself to be a hard hitting batsman scoring 482 runs at an Average of 34.43 with a highest score of 103. Dan invariably opened the bowling and he ended the season with 30 wickets at an average of 16.83 with a best of 6 for 38.
Club Secretary Phil Gregory says 'it's great that Dan is coming back to help us rebuilding our cricket. He has much to offer as a player a coach and a person He is going to be a real asset this year'
Parents and children have given a massive thumbs up to Brixham Cricket club ALL STARS programme this year .
43 young people aged 5 to 8 signed up for the programme which ran for eight weeks at the club on a Friday evening
Our programme was run by George Breyley assisted by Dan Lakshan our overseas player and a number of young and not so young volunteers.
A written club survey at the end of the programme was completed by half of the parents involved and produced the following results
Is ALL STARS programme good value for money? 96.6 % SAID YES
Did your child enjoy ALLSTARS? Every parent marked us 100%
Did our team of volunteers make you feel welcomed? Every parent marked us 100%
Is Brixham Cricket Club a good venue for ALLSTARS? Every parent marked us 100%
Would you recommend Brixham ALL STARS to a friend? Every parent marked us 100%
Numerous comments are also recorded such as Brilliant, we enjoyed every minute, fantastic fun. Thanks so much.
Phil Gregory, Club Secretary says, "we are so proud of the people who helped deliver this programme Special thanks to George Breyley who was brilliant" !!
BRIXHAM CRICKET CLUB
2019 ALL STARS
COLTS V PARENTS
To coincide with the Cricket World Cup, currently underway, Brixham Cricket Club hosted an inaugural match between Colts and their Parents at the Club .
14 Colts took on 12 parents in a match where the result was in doubt until the last ball .Clearly a number of parents had spent most of the summer practising their bowling in their back gardens and were able to restrict the colts to 103 in the overs allocated.
Despite the Colts showing great respect for their elders when bowling ,a number of Adults clearly had a very good eye and were very effective hitting 'across the line'.
Come the final over the Parents needed nine to win and with two balls left this had been reduced to seven .The penultimate ball sailed into the long grass for 6 leaving the scores level .As the fielders crowded in to stop the single a dot ball ensured the match ended in a tie at 103 runs each side .
Many thanks to all who took part in a very enjoyable afternoon which could well become a regular annual fixture
OVERSEAS PLAYER 2019
Picture shows club Chair Nick Hart presenting overseas player ‘Dan’ Lakshan with a trophy to recognise Dan’s outstanding contribution during the 2019 season
Dan, aged 20, came to us on his first visit to England ,having played for Sri Lanka Under 19 ‘s in the 2018 world cup for that age group.
In league innings Dan hit 482 runs ,with a highest score of 103 and an average of 34.43.
With the ball Dan took 30 wickets with a best of 6 for 38 ,at an average of 16.83.
Dan was a very popular figure around the club, who give willingly his time to help with All Stars cricket for the under 8’s and with coaching for individuals and our Colts Teams
We will follow Dan’s future career with interest
PRESENTATION OF CLUBMARK AWARD 2019 - 2022
Liz Boylin (Club Welfare Officer) and George Breyley (Head of Cricket) receive Clubmark award from Alex Jopling Devon Cricket Board
END OF SEASON AWARDS 2019
Colts Bowling Award
for help coaching young Cricketers
Colts Most Improved
for help coaching young Cricketers
for help coaching young cricketers
for help coaching young Cricketers
Best Individual Performance
Clubman of the Year
Bar Staff off to University
COLTS PRESENTATION EVENING
Holly has captained the under 14 side and led from the front often being 'retired out' having reached the maximum number of runs allowed for each batter. In addition she has played regularly for the adult second team and helped with training under 11 players on Friday evenings.
Ayden is one of our most improved players and established himself as a key player in the team bowling attack. In addition he has turned out and bowled for the adult second team helping ensure we were able to field a competitive team
ALL STARS CRICKET
Some of our All Stars group of 6 and 7 year olds with Twinkle the national programme mascot. The group had eight Tuesday sessions at the club led by our head coach George Breyley and assisted by our welfare officer Liz Boylan and committee member Kym Nettleton -Stokes
HOLLY WINS TOP BRIXHAM SPORTS AWARD
Holly Perkin who plays for Brixham Second Team and the Club Colts teams, has been awarded a prestigious Outstanding Sports Achievement Award by Brixham Town Council
Holly has been playing Cricket for Devon Girls for the past two seasons competing against teams from around the south west and further afield.
She has been a regular in Saturday league cricket taking wickets and scoring critical runs for the adult team.
Holly has now been accredited as a junior coach and next season hopes to be helping coach our younger players at our regular Friday evening training sessions
Well done Holly !
Our picture shows Holly receiving her award from Rosemary Clarke . the Chair of Brixham town council
Brixham Cricket Club
FOUNDED MARCH 6th 1934
Astley Park (1934-35)
Northfields Lane (1936-2008)
North Boundary Road (2009-)
Navy Blue and Light Blue
Blue rampant lion with red tongue
and talons above a gold ribbon with
"which is medieval Dutch for 'I WILL MAINTAIN' which William Prince of Orange declared on landing in Brixham on November 5th 1688 when he claimed "I will maintain the liberties of England and the Protestant Religion"
Liz Boylan & Rosemary Clarke
1st Team Captain