The Lee Cricket Club - Friday Nights 2017

Once again The Lee CC Colts section will be holding softball Kwik-Cricket training on Friday evenings, and hardball training on Saturday mornings.

Friday Night Kwik-Cricket

Kwik-cricket is a high-speed version of the game using soft balls and plastic bats. It is designed to encourage children to enjoy the game and develop the basic skills of the sport.

U6 and U7 - learning the basic movements and skills of cricket: catching, throwing and striking. All through fun games. 
U8 and U9 - improving the basic skills of cricket and introducing bowling technique. Start to introduce 'formal cricket and games'. 
U10 and U11 - using the skills they have learnt to practise and play more conventional cricket. Introduce and implement tactics in both batting and bowling. 


Depending on numbers we will have groups for each school year from Year 1 (‘under-6’s’ in cricket terminology) to Year 6 (‘under 11’s).

Due to space restrictions on the ground we can’t accommodate groups for older children on a Friday night, but we would encourage them to come along and assist the regular coaches with running the younger groups as they provide the children with important role models.

As you can appreciate the current set of coaches and team managers can only devote so much of their time, on a voluntary basis, to organising coaching and matches for the children. Many of our coaches are no longer obliged to come on Fridays as their children are now too old – so we urgently need some coaches from the ranks of the newer parents, or from the older teenage players at the club. It is essential that more parents come forward to help; otherwise some of the activities we would like to run simply cannot happen. If you would like to join our team please contact me on the number below or via e-mail.  

The first Friday night Kwik-cricket session will be on Friday 5th May commencing at 6:00pm. The coaching sessions last until 7:30pm (or 7pm for the youngest group). The bar and barbeque usually remain open till dusk. The last Friday night of the season will be Friday 8th September (the first Friday of the autumn term).

If you were a member last year, and are set up with a login on our website, then there is no need to fill out a new form – just login and pay your subscriptions via the new ‘My Payments’ section of the club website. You can also update your email and contact details on our website too. Once you have made your payments, or if you have any queries, please contact our membership secretary, York Woodford-Smith, to confirm (details are on the form).

If you are new to the club, please fill in the attached new membership form, and return it to York via email or post, and he will set you up on the system so you can pay membership fees online.

Saturday Morning Hardball Training

Children in school years 5 to 9 (Under 10’s to Under 14’s in cricketing terms) are invited to attend hardball training on Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm. (Children in years 5 and 6 can attend both Friday nights and Saturday morning training if they wish.)

Please talk to one of the coaching team on a Friday evening if you think your child is ready for hardball training.

 The minimum equipment they will need for their first hardball session is a box (for boys) and their own bat and junior-sized hardball. If they decide to attend regularly they will also need their own helmet, gloves and pads and a bag to carry them in.

For the 2017 season we have league teams operating at the Under 9s (school year 4), Under 10s (year 5), Under 11s (year 6) and Under 13s (year 8). Note that the Under 9 team play with softballs, not hardballs.

Fees

Once again, in order for us to meet the legal requirements that we as a club have to adhere to, we need to ask that parents become members for the season, whether playing or non-playing (this allows you to benefit from the delights of the bar).

The fees for this year are as follows:

 

Family Membership One Player (adult or junior)

Family Membership Two Players (adults or juniors)

Family Membership Three Players (adults or juniors)

Family Membership Four Players (adults or juniors)

16-21 Junior Member only

Family Social Membership (no players)

 

£80

£100

£120

£140

£50

£10

 

 

This year we will be collecting membership fees through the contactless payments facility on ‘My Payments’ section of our club website  - details will be sent to you. 

Remember fees are applicable for the older children playing in junior teams even if they don’t attend on Fridays.

Kit Orders

Children participating in cricket training should wear cricket whites. The club can supply a range of appropriate club-badged gear (including hoodies and training shirts and shorts). An order form for kit is available on the website – please return it directly to me (details are on the form).

200 Club

Just £24 will buy you a ticket for one year in our 200 Club with the chance of winning a cash prize every month. Half of the amount raised each month is paid out in prizes; the other 50% goes to club funds. You can enter via the membership form, by paying ‘My Payments’ or you can set up up a direct debit using the form on the website www.theleecc.org.uk.

Bar and Barbeques

We all enjoy our Friday evenings, with a beer and a burger, while our children are being safely entertained, and all you have to do is to help on the BBQ or bar once or twice in the entire cricket season.

To this end, a rota will be prepared in advance of the start of the season and a copy will be sent to every family.  Please note every family will be expected to do at least one session on the bar and the BBQ – we are a club that prides itself on everyone being involved. So, if there are any dates that you will not be available to help, please advise us when you return your forms and also if you have a preference indicate whether you would like to do the bar or the BBQ.  If subsequently, you are unable to help on your allocated week, it is your responsibility to swap with someone else and mark it on the rota in the club house. 

This year we need two people on  bar duty between 6pm and 9pm and one on glasses duty 8 -9pm (or maybe just after). I must stress that without your help there will not be a BBQ this year.

So many people give up a lot of their time so that our children can benefit, can you join this team?

Parking

Due to the success of Colts cricket on Friday evenings a parking problem has arisen on the lane. Whilst the children are being coached we do insist that parents stay at the club (with the bar and BBQ who wouldn’t?). Please consider car sharing and walking to the ground to help reduce congestion. Always park with consideration for our neighbours and not on the corner of, or in the private road next to the Club.  The lane must be kept clear for emergency access.

We look forward to welcoming you all again to The Lee Cricket Club this season, but until then if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 07887 736205 or via e-mail patrick_a_walsh@hotmail.co.uk

With kind regards

Patrick Walsh

(Chairman)