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The Chairman and Committee of Cockermouth Cricket Club are sad to announce the passing of our former Chairman and Life member George Todhunter. George was a stalwart of the Cricket Club for many decades and his commitment and dedication to our Club was never more amply demonstrated in his single minded determination to get the Club back on its feet following the catastrophic floods of 2009 and 2015. He project managed the recovery on both occasions, securing funding from insurance companies, community foundations and statutory bodies and various charitable bodies. The Rotary Wall that now gives protection along the perimeter of the boundary closest to the River Derwent was secured by George's lobbying for support.
On 12 February 2017 a large number of members were present to see the naming ceremony of the George Todhunter Pavilion which reflected both the respect and admiration that Cockermouth Cricket Club felt for George. Being able to attend the naming ceremony with his family was a happy time for George and this was reinforced only 24 hours later when Cockermouth Cricket Club's most famous son, Ben Stokes, made a timely visit to see George immediately after his appointment as vice-Captain of the England Cricket team. This single action encapsulated what all of us felt in terms of deep respect and admiration for all that George did on our behalf over several decades as a player administrator and most of all leader. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Jean and daughter's Emma and Sara. The town and community of Cockermouth will deeply mourn the loss of a man who left such an indelible and lasting mark on the place that he loved.
The club are pleased to announce the appointment of Mkhululi Calana from South Africa as the professional for the 2017 season. Mkhululi is 24 and plays for Border district as an opening bat and medium fast bowler.
The club has honoured two of our longest serving and hardest working members by re-naming the pavilion and the ground after them.
The George Todhunter Pavilion and The Raymond Denham Sandair Oval were officially re-named on Sunday 12th February.
Thank you to all who came to the naming ceremony of the ground and Pavilion. It was a happy and moving morning where 2 legends of our club were rightly rewarded for outstanding service. For those who couldn't make it I am sure your thoughts and best wishes were felt by those who were there.
Regards to you all.
Stephen Chambers ( Chairman)
CCC a great club to be part of.
Could all members please spend a few minutes to fill in the questionnaire by clicking on this linkThanks
Senior net practice will start on Tuesday 28th February, from 8 till 9 pm, at Netherhall School. The sessions will then continue every Tuesday until 4th April inclusive. Cost of the nets will be £3 per person, per session. From 11th April the nets will be outdoor at Sandair.
The 1st and 2nd XI league and cup fixtures are now available, just click on the Fixtures 2017 section.
Like most clubs, a few individuals are tasked with keeping the club running, but now EVERYBODY can help, without it costing you a penny. All you need to do is to sign up for an account at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/cockermouthcc Then, every time you want to buy anything on the Internet, log in to your account and make the purchase through this site. It costs you EXACTLY THE SAME as it would normally but, crucially, every purchase will earn money for the cricket club.
The next cricket committee meeting will be held on Thursday December 8th, commencing at 7pm.
Following the disastrous flooding that occurred in Cockermouth over the weekend we are looking for any help that we can get from local people or organisations.
If anyone wishes to make a donation to our flood recovery they should be sent to the club treasurer:
15 Mabel Wood Close
Does anybody want to become a scorer for Cockermouth Cricket Club. We are looking for people who are willing to score at matches either regularly or occasionally. Anybody interested can contact Geoff Minshaw or any member of the cricket committee.
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