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Silsden CC AGM
Silsden CC held its AGM on Thursday 16th February 2017 when 16 members attended with no apologies received. Treasurer Paul Tatterton reported a healthy balance sheet for the year considering the score box, nets, covers, clubhouse, mowers etc had all been paid for now. He thanked the persons behind all this activity, making our facilities some of the best in the area. President Bob Savage, Secretary Ian Pullen and Chair Tim Sugden all made similar reports thanking ground staff, sponsors, supporters, junior managers and anyone else who helped out during the season. Bob said that the Birtwistle Cup final was a great day and a proud moment in our history.
Tim added that he was very disappointed that a number of players had decided to play elsewhere this season and that it was about time some players who play all their junior cricket with the club try and put something back into the club behind the scenes. This was something we tried to do last year but people were not up to it and therefore threw the towel in.
Looking forward it had been difficult to find 8-9 new players en bloc and discussions took place how to best take the club forward and in the best interests of Silsden Cricket Club. The Meeting closed with thanks for all those who attended.
Looking Forward to Next Season
After a challenging 2016 the club look forward to 2017 in our 81st consecutive year of Aire-Wharfe cricket. Winter nets will start in January in order to get our playing staff and comitment sorted (dates tbc). All new players senior or junior are welcome to join our progressive club whilst enjoying some of the finest facilities local cricket can offer.
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2016 Season Review
Well the curtain has come down on another season. All the benches and tables have been put away. The side screens and training nets have been taken down untill the 2017 season begins. Thanks go to Ian Pullen who once again did a sterling job as secretary and to the other committee members. Thanks to Hugh and Finlay Sugden for all the great work on the grounds, once again making our playing area one of the best around. We obtained rain covers which helped preserve the wickets. Highlight of the season was hosting the 2016 Birtwistle Cup when our hospitality and ground gained many compliments. Thanks to all our sponsors, spectators and refreshment helpers and to everyone else who contributed help for which we are continually grateful. To Alison Firth who took on the role of play cricket administrator. Thanks to Chris on captaining the 1st team in what turned out to be a difficult season. Losing Majid Inyatt and Dave Brook proved pivitol and early season promise never materilised. We wish all the best to overseas player Shaun Brentnall . The 2nd team again under the stewardship of Andy Pullan continued to blood the youngsters, with outstanding performaces from Nick Firth, Rob Jones and Jack Lister during the season. Credit goes to all players as we turned out 22 players and 2 teams every week when other clubs are forfiting games and being short of players. We need to recruit some players for next season but massive positives are the continued success of the younger players who given time will come good. Tim Sugden completed 12 years as junior manager as his Under17s came of age. Andy Pullen will once again run the u17s next year when we hope to run Under 15s and Under 9s as well. Once again, thanks to everyone and have a well earned break .
2017 Sponsor Boards & Match Balls Sponsors
There is the opportunity for businesses to sponsor the perimeter boards and match balls. Sponsor boards will be on show during all senior matches and can be viewed from the busy Keighley Road. Sponsors for the match ball will be shown on the fixture board at the entrance of the ground on Keighley Road for the week of their match. All sponsors will be advertised on the Silsden CC website. Sponsor boards cost £200 and a match ball costs £25. Please contact Tim Sugden Tel: 07764 442362 for more details. There is also the opportunity for prime sponsorship placement on Silsden CC brand new Scorebox. For price and sizing quotations please contact 07775530199.
Premium Business Sponsorship Opportunity
There is an excellent opportunity for prime sponsorship placement on the Silsden CC Scorebox. The location is visible from the busy Keighley Road. Please contact Tim Sugden for more details Tel: 07764 442362.
Junior Nets Dates Announced
Junior nets will start in February at JMS Cricket Centre, Units 11-13, Parkside Works Parkwood Street Keighley BD21 4PJ.
Weds 15th Feb 7-8pm.
The following sessions change to:
Weds 22nd Feb 6-7pm through to 29th Mar 6-7pm
3 Junior Teams For 2017 Season
Silsden CC will be running 3 junior teams next season. We will be reintroducing an Under 9s team alongside our current Under 15s and Under 17s.
2016 League Presentation Night
Friday 21st October saw the League presentation night held once again at the fine Village Hotel in Headingley. Tim, Hugh and Andy attended and although they had no awards to collect, many comments were on offer regarding the superb way Silsden CC hosted the 2016 Birtwhistle Cup final. North Leeds veteran Steve Wales was very complementary. Tim said that they had a good meal and saw a few old faces adding in over 30 years of organising and attending dinners. It was oted that he guest speaker / comedian, Ged Stone, was the worst by a long long way that they had ever encountered.
Next Seasons Birtwhistle Cup
Following a recent league council meeting, next years Birtwistle Cup competition will be optional.
Silsden CC Clothing Range
A new range of Silsden Cricket Club clothing is available for the 2016 season. Click the here for a selection and how to view and buy. Merchandise>
Silsden CC Install a Defibulator
Silsden Cricket Club have a defibulator filled the outside wall of the clubhouse. Tim Sugden said hopefully we will not need it but it is a massive help should it be required. Over the years we have had a couple of instances where it would have been used, so we welcome the addition of this piece of cardiac science.
New Board Sponsor
Silsden Cricket Club are happy to welcome another ground board sponsor. We welcome Jack Croft of Steeton as the latest to take out a ground advert board check out the his website for all his services . Also we welcome Whitelock Plant from Skipton. Many thanks to them.
Refreshments Co-ordinator Opportunity
The club is looking for someone to look after the refreshment rota for Saturdays and junior games and to give any other input they feel would benifit the club. Anyone interested in the position then please let us know.
Silsden cc welcome Mone Bros (Leeds) to our growing number of sponsors. The quarrying and excavation company are the latest to take out a ground side advertising board. View their website for a full range of products and services they can offer. We thank them and our other main sponsors; Colin Appleyard, Webbers, Greenholme Carpets, DS Gutters, JACS, Scorpion IDesign, Hayfield Robinson, Pauls DIY, Walker Foster, Kings Head(Kettlewell). Please support our sponsors as they support Silsden CC.
Club Policy On Social Networking
Any postings on social network sites do not represent the views of the committie of Silsden Cricket Club.
New Ground Board Sponsor
We are delighted to have secured another ground advert board from Total-play Sports Field Design and Construction the installer of our nets system. Many thanks to David for his support.
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