Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation

Our annual dinner will take place on Saturday 1st October starting at 7.30 PM SHARP!!!! at the club and this year the committee wanted to go for a Saturday night.  The food will be provided by the same people we have used for the last number of years who always provides a great meal.  After the dinner will be the awards presentation followed by the ballot and the end of season dancing competition (i.e. the disco).  Cost will be £20 for an adult and £15 if you are in full time education.

If you wish to book a seat please contact Phil Thompson on 07748 354216 or Philip Walker on 07979 481206 philipwalker@ntlworld.com


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Dads V lads (Men v Boys!)

Its the game everyone has been talking about and finally it is nearly upon us.  Bragging rights for the year are up for grabs with this one. 

Across the homes of East Belfast and the surrounding areas talk across the dinner table has been about one thing and one thing only.  How can I bowl out my aul Da and make him look like a mug!

Bob and Simpy step up their training for the big match

So on Wednesday 24th August at 5.30 all the talking will stop as the first Dads v Lads match will take place.  Not one for the faint hearted.  The lads will be captained by Robert Moore whilst the Dads will be captained by Davie Mac.

Davie heard about the Lads new training regime and thought he would give it a try
Afterwards the junior prize night will take place in what will be the last act of another successful junior cricket season at Cregagh.

So good luck to all the young lads for the prize giving and COME ON YE DADS!!!

Monday, 22 August 2011

NCU 125th Anniversary Dinner

The NCU will be holding a special 125th Anniversary Dinner at the City Hall in Belfast on Saturday 15th October with special guest speaker Michael Vaughan.  Tickets cost £40.

The Club has booked a table of Ten so far and most seats have been taken.  Should you wish to attend please contact Philip Walker on 07979 481206 in order that we can arrange a 2nd table.

Club ties should also be available!!! watch this space!!  Sorry Stuart no Cravats!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Waringstown win Midweek League

The midweek league returned home last night as Cregagh (who originally administrated the midweek league and brought about its formation within the NCU) hosted the midweek league final between Waringstown and Muckamore.
Waringstown won the toss and elected to bat setting Muckamore a total of 107 to win the game with Beattie of Waringstown top scoring with 30 runs.  The chase never really got going with Waringstown's opening bowlers of Tahir and Harrison doing the damage and taking the first 6 wickets.  Muckamore were eventually bowled out of 48.
Murray Power making the presenation
Congratulations to Waringstown on their success and commiserations to Muckamore.

Monday, 15 August 2011

NCU Midweek Final Waringstown V Muckamore

On Wednesday 17th August Cregagh CC will be hosting the NCU Midweek final to be contested by Waringstown and Muckamore starting at 6 pm. The bar facilities will be open and complimentary tea and coffee will be provided for supporters of both teams and NCU officials.

Both teams finished top of their respective midweek leagues both winning 7 games apiece and finishing on 28 points, Waringstown's only defeat was at the hands of the Bot! whilst Muckamore's only defeat came against CSNI.

On behalf of Cregagh we would like to wish both teams well for the final, fingers crossed the weather will be kind!  As a footnote, the game will be umpired by two Cregagh men, namely Richard Walker and Philip Thompson.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

U13 Trip to Dublin-Itinerary

The itinerary for the trip is:

meet at Cregagh 8.00am
stop for breakfast outside Dundalk (euros required as the cost is not covered by the club)
30 over game v Leinster CC U13s
BBQ at Leinster CC after the game
depart Dublin 7.00pm
arrive Cregagh around 10.00pm

There will be no cost for the trip.

Bingo Night in aid of Chest Heart & Stroke Foundation

We are proud to announce that this Saturday night (20th August) we will be running a Bingo night.

One of the aims of the committee this year was to nominate a charity each year and run a night with the aim of raising funds for the charity.  This year the committee selected the Chest Heart and Stroke charity which had all been in our minds following the untimely death of Dennis McNamara.

The night will start at 8 pm with tickets costing £5 with great prizes to be won along with a supper and a disco to suit all ages.  So dobbers at the ready, eyes down look in and who knows you could be shouting HOUSE!!

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Philip Thompson on 07748 354216 or Bob Moore on 07754 934566.

Monday, 1 August 2011

U13 Trip to Dublin-Friday 19th August

A fixture has been arranged for the U13 team in Dublin on Friday 19th August.

The game is against Leinster Cricket Club U13s and will be played at their ground, Observatory Lane, in Rathmines. See http://www.leinster.cc/ for more details regarding our opponents.

A coach will leave the club early Friday morning returning later that night. At this stage we do anticipate that there will be any charge for the trip.

We will advise further details regarding meeting times etc in due course. All members of the U13 team are asked to confirm their availability to David as soon as possible.

Any parents wishing to travel should also let David or Stuart know.

Footnote:

These arrived today so the lads should look the part in Dublin!!