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Ben Millar13 Apr - 10:00
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Everything you need to know before the start of the New Season

Welcome to the new Season

The weather is finally starting to improve, the final Indoor Net session has been completed and the ground is looking in fantastic shape ahead of the 2024 season.

The club's Senior teams look strong for the forthcoming season, with several strong First XI players having been recruited, offering valuable experience and further youthful talent, as the team looks forward to the new season with optimism. The young and talented 2nd and 3rd XIs will be playing for promotion, and we have re-launched our 4th XI to give an opportunity for youngsters and stalwarts to enjoy regular competitive cricket.

Friendly fixtures commence on April 20th (after two rain-related False Starts), the Ladies Super 8 kicks off the competitive season on April 28, the Midweek League on Wednesday May 9th, and then the Mens Thames Valley League season starts on May 11th. With a number of players at University, playing for their school teams and/or revising for Exams, we would encourage everybody to make themselves available if they can for the first two league weekends, as we look to make sure we fulfil 4th XI fixtures from Week one. We are still very much open to new recruits.

The 1st XI play Wraysbury and Premier League Club West Herts in the Village Cup and Conference Cup, on Sunday May 12th and May 19th respectively, so again, please make yourselves available if you can so we can look to progress in these competitions.

The first Colts night is Friday 19th April, and details are in the process of being sent out in respect of those.

Ground Preparation Day Tomorrow (Sunday 14th April), at the Club

Please come along and help out Maz and John Gay Senior, as we seek to prepare the ground. Many hands will make light work

Pitchero- the new club App

If you haven't already, please sign up to the club website at, and then download the App. This makes it incredibly easy to follow what is going on at the club, make payments, declare your availability and view Team Selections

We would ask everybody to make sure that they confirm their email address following signing up, to ensure that they receive email communication. And to switch on Phone app notifications as appropriate

A reminder that before the end of April, you can pay a £300 subscription that covers all Subs and Match Fees, to reduce your administrative burden for the season

Sri Lankan night to welcome Nimnaka

On 11th May, we will host our first Social of the season. Food will be provided by the excellent Prema's Kitchen, and tickets can be purchased from the Club Shop for £23. We hope to see as many members as possible, to welcome our 2024 Overseas player Nimnaka Jayathilake, a Left-arm spinner from Kandy who will be playing for the First Eleven and coaching the junior teams

New Kit

Kit will shortly be available to purchase from Hawkin Sport, with our new club Sponsors for 2024. We would like to thank all of our sponsors for the upcoming season, on whom you can learn more via this link:

World Cup, and other Representative matches at Ricketts Field

Tuesday 6th August will see a first for our club, as we play host to India v Canda in the Over 70s World Cup. We will be looking for volunteer helpers on the day, to ensure the smooth running of the occasion. We additionally look forward to hosting Berkshire Ladies 1st XI and Over 50s 2nd XI, on Sunday 11th August and Wednesday 17th July, respectively

MCC Fixture to mark 40 years at Ricketts Field

We will host the MCC on Friday 16th August. We intend to invite several former players and their families to the club on the day, to celebrate 40 years playing on Whyteladyes Lane

Volunteers Welcome

The club mainly operates off the dedicated work of Volunteers, and we are also very keen to hear from anybody else looking to get involved with the running of the club. In particular, we would currently love to hear from anybody who would like to take a lead on Social Media and/or the smooth running of the Website

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