MAIN FIELD OUT OF ACTION

The ground staff met this morning (Monday) and regrettably agreed that the main field will have to be out of action for most of this week. This will affect scheduled ECKO semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday and an U13 game on Wednesday evenings. The weekend’s Beerfest and heavy rain left many parts of the outfield in a muddy condition. A section has also been badly rutted by heavy vehicles attempting to clear the site. The forecast is for more rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, so delaying repairs and making the field clearly unsafe for cricket. The ground staff will post further updates later in the week, clarifying the chances for Thursday and Friday training sessions and Saturday’s home OCA game.

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Are you able to support this appeal?

As you may have heard in the news, Sri Lanka has been hit by floods and landslides in the last couple of weeks. The death toll is rising and the number displaced due to the floods are greater than half a million and rising. We – Siri Sports Club as a collective is raising funds to help those in need. As our cricket club has a special relationship with Charlbury Cricket club, and of course our personal relationship with the club, we would be grateful if you could help us publicise the following fund raising campaign, and maybe support this as you are able?

Thank you in advance for your kind help. 

Regards,

Bim

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Siri-Sports-SLdisaster-2016

Raise money, support your friends, give to a cause. Show you care.

Procedure for ‘putting the roll-on covers’ on the square?

“The roll-on covers for the main square are a great addition to our club facilities. However, if put on wrongly, they are ineffective and will lead to streams of water spilling on to the pitch needing protection. Not just during games, but for other teams having to use the same pitch afterwards”.
PROCEDURE
The first  point is that the square is on a major slope in one direction and a smaller one in the other. The sills are also set at a slight angle to allow for proper drainage. Water doesn’t drain uphill, so ALL the hoses have to be stretched out going downhill. If not, the water will flow back and over the sill edges.
Each of the 3 covers is marked A, B, C. on one side of the cover sheets. When put in place, all the letters must be facing towards the railway. A goes at the station end, B in the middle, and C at the Walcot end. If put in in a different order, there will be seepage.  So, when packed away, it makes sense to store them in a logical order, so that they can be wheeled on and off quickly.
Unfortunately, we do get a lot of rain and, yes, we do have a lot of games of cricket. So please ensure that if you are required to help putting the covers on and off that you know the syatem, not just for youself but for other teams in the club.”
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Nottingham Tour 2016

On Friday 22nd April – Sunday 24th April; 22 CCC tourists embarked on what is now an annual pre season tour. This year the destination was Nottingham where we stayed in the centre of town for two nights. We were looked after superbly well by our hosts Ellerslie CC on the Saturday and Rolleston CC on the Sunday. Sadly, as is often the way on tour; both games resulted in losses for CCC, but Saturday’s game in particular was a very tight affair, Ellerslie just edging it by one run. A special mention must go to our bus driver Alan who had a bat for us on Sunday when wickets were beginning to tumble ‘he bats when he wants’.

To give you a flavour of the rest of the weekend, it included; The letter ‘N’, D Rives, Ace of Base (always), A wedding booking, A Cocktail Sausage, Wibbly Wobbly, Half a yard, Getting off the pitch, An early check out and a Jager breakfast to mention a few….

A MASSIVE congratulations to our first team skipper Mr Josh Hornsby who won the most sort after award of ‘Tourist of the Year’ joining Ben Geeson Brown, Oliver Hollings and Craig Moss as previous winners. Dean Warner Carter must have a mention as runner up (1st looser).

Another hugely enjoyable weekend; a big thank you to all on the Tour Committee for their efforts.

Charlbury Girls U15 through in Lady Taverners

Charlbury won comprehensively by 46 runs in a fantastic team performance in the Lady Taverners u15 knockout. Charlbury batted first with Miranda Edwards and Lottie Oxton-King both scoring 31 in a total of 120. Aston Rowant could then only reach 74 for 5 in their 20 overs. A fantastic team fielding display for Charlbury with Esme Newton-Grain starring with 2 run outs. Oxton-King, Edwards and Mia Thompson picking up the other 3 wickets.

Congratulations to all the girls!