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    DIARY DATE: ALE TASTING, DRINKS EVENING + BBQ
    24 Mar 2015

    Following the success of last year's Ale Tasting & Drinks Evening at West Ilsley Cricket Club I am pleased to announce that we will be staging another similar event on Saturday 11th April from 6.00pm - a perfect way to start the social season as we open the doors once again at the cricket club!

    All club members, villagers, family and friends are cordially invited.

    Once again, we will be offering some new guest ales from Two Cocks and Loose Cannon micro breweries and will also showcase some bitters from Ramsbury and Indigenous micro breweries, all attractively priced.

    We will have approximately 10 Bitters available on the night including the people's favourite, Good Old Boy!

    The wine chiller will be well stocked with Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé wine for the non ale drinkers, along with ciders and soft drinks.

    A reminder the BBQ will be in operation on the night serving various flavours of sausages and burgers and we will also lay out some cricket equipment for youngsters to get involved in their own mini games during the evening keeping them occupied.

    Please don't forget to put this in your diaries and to spread the word; reminders about the event will be sent out again nearer the time.

    Nigel Chubb
    Club Captain

     
    PRE SEASON PREPARATION - YOUR HELP NEEDED
    12 Mar 2015

    As you may be aware, our pre-season activities are already underway with indoor training for juniors at Newbury College on Sunday afternoons and Senior nets commencing on 29th March.

    With the new season fast approaching, there are a number of tasks which need to be completed at the ground itself. As such, the Committee would genuinely appreciate your assistance at pre-season working parties on the following dates:

    • Saturday 28 March, 9.30am
    • Saturday 11 April, 9.30am
    Parents of junior players as well as senior players are particularly welcome to attend.

    We are only asking for a very small amount of your time (1-2 hours) and of course, the tasks will be completed quickly if as many of you are as involved as possible.

    Please could you let club secretary Mike Bee (secretary@westilsleycricket.net) know if you can attend on either or both of these dates to help prepare your club for the new season.

    Many thanks in anticipation of your support.

     
    WEST ILSLEY JUNIORS EXCEL AT COUNTY LEVEL
    10 Mar 2015

    West Ilsley junior cricketers continue to excel at county level and with players at most age groups involved in county district programmes we hope to report on great performances throughout the year. Hannah Blatchley has been shortlisted for close observation by Berkshire senior women's coach Nick Denning. Her bowling is improving all the time and we hope that Hannah will go on to play a major part in girls county sides this year.

    Hector Chambers has been part of the Berkshire county main sides since an U9 and has been rewarded with a place on the elite players programme at Gloucester. A fine leg spinner, Hector has been working with England spinner Ian Salisbury and will be working with players from the south west area attending sessions at the Bristol county centre.

    Tom Scriven has fully recovered from the stress fracture that denied him any cricket in 2014 and the chance to lead the south west region. He has again signed for Hampshire with a full academy place. Apart from working with Phil Defreitas at Magdalen college school, Tom is coached at Hampshire by ex England all rounder Craig White. His ambition for 2015 is to be selected for the Hampshire senior sides and awarded an England development place.

     
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