Dear all – welcome to the start of season 2022!
Every season is epic at CCC but this year its extra special as we celebrate 100 years at our beloved Grove Road home and celebrate we will! We have a sensational week of activities lined up, starting on Sunday 12th June with a Home Strollers XI v Away Strollers XI and culminating on the following Sunday with a fixture against the world famous Lord Taverners XI. There will be lots going on throughout that week and if you would like to get involved, sponsor or just support the effort keep an eye on the website.
The committee have been busy during the close season and as a result of the club secretary’s ‘blind doggedness’ in chasing down the ECB grant funding, we will be able to celebrate three new net lanes next to the club in early June.
Chertsey now has cricket for all, including our fantastic junior teams, league and social cricket, a ladies section that spans all age groups and abilities and a Sunday T20 league with all the colour and festivity you would expect.
I wish all our teams success this season but especially the 1st XI who start their campaign as the newly promoted team in Division 3. It’s going to be tough but with new captain Ben Hanger taking charge I am sure we will be a force to reckon with. Thanks to all the captains , the committee, trustees and all our members for everything they do big or small it all makes a difference.
I would also like to acknowledge all our sponsors for their support without which we couldn’t do what we do.
I’ve been involved with this club for as long as I can remember but it never ceases to amaze me of the efforts that go into making this such a special and enjoyable place to be, whether that’s playing cricket, watching cricket or just enjoying other peoples company it continues to exceed expectation.
If you are already a member, don’t forget to renew online and I look forward to catching up over the next few weeks and if you're not a member, why not take the plunge and come down, say hello and see what hidden away gem you have been missing. Everyone is welcome, new players at all abilities and social members keep an eye out on the website for dates and times.
Mark Nuti - Chairman Chertsey Cricket Club