The decision has been made that the Club will be closed on Christmas Day to enable the steward and staff to enjoy Christmas with their own families.
We are delighted to advise you that we have appointed a new steward, her name is Michelle McBride and she will start on August 6th.
In the mean time, we are operating as normal with an interim chef who has a new menu, her name is Angie, please come and say hello and try her food.
This Friday we have our monthly quiz and social cricket, come and join the fun. Full menu available.
We hope to see you over the coming two weeks but please also join us in giving Michelle a friendly FRCC welcome the week of August 6 and beyond.
After 6 years Mark and Karen have decided to explore new ventures away from the Club. Being the Club Steward is a 24*7 role and we are very grateful for everything Mark has brought to the club during his tenure which has seen some very successful years and memorable moments. Mark's last day will be in the middle of July.
Whatever Mark and Karen do next we wish them all the very best and hope they will not be strangers to the club in future.
A great crowd turned out to support the second annual Family Fun Day at Farnham Royal Cricket Club on Bank Holiday Monday.
Although not blessed with such hot and sunny weather as last year, the rain stayed away and the warm weather lended itself perfectly to the outdoor fun on offer.
Hungry visitors could choose from a plethora of food stalls including the FRCC BBQ, Drena’s cakes, Osama’s Indian snacks, Liligenics Vegan food and Sharelle’s Ice Creams. All washed down with a drink form the club bar!
The kids had great fun on the fairground stalls which included tin can alley, splat the rat and hook a duck along with glitter face paints and tattoos from Lauren at Starry Eyed and toys from Lisa’s pocket money toy stall. Beaconsfield Fire Brigade also entertained the children with one of their fire engines.
For the Adults there were plenty of stalls to browse around from Emma’s Bath Bombs and Beau Bespoke’s custom gifts to Usbourne Books – and they had to hope they didn’t end up in the stocks!!
Plenty of Charities and fund raising groups were in attendance too including Burnham Lighthouse group, South Bucks Riding for the Disabled and Arbour Vale School.
For the sporty there were beat the goaly competitions courtesy of Hedgerley Football Club and the Slough Town Supporters Club and a putting competition. Buzz Gym and Slimming World were also in attendance.
DJ’s Scott Biddle and Mel Ive kept the crowds entertained all day and the event finished with a big raffle draw and announcement of the winning guesses for the number of sweets in the jar and guess the weight of the cake competitions.
All photos from the day taken by our official photographer Tracey Keogh.
A big thank you to all our visitors, stallholders and volunteers, without whom this event wouldn’t be possible!!
Congratulations to the three winners of the Easter Boxes. These are:
£75 - Jude Watts
£50 - Tim Gillham
£25 - Ian Sayer
Annual Memberships to Farnham Royal Cricket Club are due for renewal on 31st March 2019. Membership fees for 2019 are listed below.
For convenience, we would prefer that you make payment by setting up a standing order (forms are available over the bar, or by download from the Clubmark page). Please note that standing orders must be set up with your own bank before the end of March. Alternatively, fees can be paid:
1. At the club (by cash, card or cheque made payable to "Farnham Royal Cricket Club"), or
2. By direct payment to "Farnham Royal Cricket Club", Sort Code: 40-42-09, Account Number: 70344117 (please add your full name as a reference on the payment), or
3. By cheque made payable to "Farnham Royal Cricket Club" sent to the club address.
If there are any changes to your contact information, please would you email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Congratulations to Matt Shave, who will captain the First Eleven for the 2019 season, after Nigel Field stood down at the end of last season. Good luck to Matt and the lads as they fight for promotion from Thames Valley League Division 3a.
Good luck also to Glenn Bucknell who will continue to captain the Second Eleven this year, as they seek promotion from Division 6a.
Brad Quelch will skipper the Sunday Eleven where we will be looking to develop some of the promising youngsters who have been demonstrating their ability at winter nets. Winter nets are still running every Thursday evening at Beechwood School (see the earlier news item for age-based times slots).
Our senior committee members have agreed to continue in their current roles. Many thanks to: Ben Nicholas (Chairman), John Hayes (Treasurer) and Paul Cunnington (Secretary) for continuing with the sterling work they all do.
Finally, it was recognised that significant outlay will be required over the next couple of years to maintain the facilities at Farnham Royal Cricket Club, including refurbishment of the outfield at the end of the 2019 season and replacement mowers within the next 2-3 years. As usual, the club is pursuing many avenues to raise funds, including sponsorship and social events. However, it was agreed that our annual playing membership fees are amongst the cheapest in the area. After considered discussion the meeting voted to increase annual playing membership subscriptions by £30 to £120 per annum. Social membership fees remain unchanged.
With the cricket season only just around the corner, we are having a working party at the Cricket Club to prepare the ground and facilities. This year it will be held on SATURDAY 6TH APRIL, 10am onwards.
We need as many cricketers as possible to attend as there is a long list of jobs that needs to be completed. Please don't just rely on others to do this work; it is your Club and we do need your help!
A meeting for all Family Fun Day vounteers is to be held at FRCC on Tuesday 12th March at 6.30pm to have preliminary discussions as to what assistance is needed to make this a successful event.
Please attend if you can or let any of the Social Comittee know what you can offer. We were very pleased with the amount of offers we received last year and that reflected in a well attended and enjoyable event and would like this year to be even better.
A reminder that indoor training starts this Thursday at Beechwood School. All welcome. See below for timings for each age group.
The Annual General Meeting will be held this year on FRIDAY 1ST MARCH at 8pm. You may review the draft agenda here.
Please make a note in your diaries to save this date and make every effort to attend this important night in the Club's calendar.
If anyone would like to stand for any positions or want to raise any points in advance, then please let one of the committee know over the next few weeks.
We would also be very pleased to hear from you if you would like to get involved in any other capacity.