Friday, 25 November 2011

NCU Trails for Cregagh Lads

Once again the NCU have invited 6 of our junior players to attend trials for the NCU Team at under 13 and under 15 level.

The successful candidate's are Mark Johnston, Oliver Fleetham and Adam McCormick at under 15 level and Stuart Nelson, James Hume and Lewis Cunningham at under 13 level.

Well done lads the whole club is proud of you no doubt you will wear the Cregagh shirt with pride.  The committee would also like to place on record our thanks to our Youth Director David McCormick for his continuous hard work and commitment to the development of these lads which has continued during the winter with our indoor nets programme.

The hard work is paying off well done everyone.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Stuart Catterson reaches 50, years not runs!

On Satruday 26th November Stuart Catterson will have reached the ripe (young) age of 50 and to celebrate the lads have arranged a little get together at the club, a very ladish night out a bit like a typical night on tour, can you read between the lines on that one ;-)

We have arranged to meet at the club for 8 pm and let the night flow from there!!!!

Watch out Maddisons!

Watch out the Turkish Kebab House!

Watch out Granny's!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Cup Draws

The NCU made the draw for the Junior Cup, Intermediate Cup and the Minor Qualfying Cup and the details are as follow;

1st XI

1st's received a bye in the first round and will face Bangor II's away on 2nd June 2012.

2nd XI

The 2nd's will play Cliftonville II's at home on the 26th May 2012.

3rd XI

To complete the draw and a double header our 3rd's will travel to Cliftonville to play their 3rds on 26th May 2012.

Good luck to all the teams.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Indoor Nets

Our winter indoor nets sessions continue this Friday at Grosvenor Grammar School between 7 and 9 pm.

Any school lads wanting to attend please contact Davie Mac on 07774 179710.

Just incase you forgot what they looked like!!
See you there.

Monday, 7 November 2011

AGM 2011

The Cricket section held their AGM on Tuesday 1st November 2011 to vote on the captains and office bearers for the 2012 season the highlights of the meeting are as follows;

1st XI Captain: Peter Kerr
2nd XI Captain: Thompson Dawson
3rd XI Captain: David McCormick

Vice captains will be selected by the respective captains

Chairman: Philip Thompson
Vice Chairman: Graham Watt
Secretary: Philip Walker
Treasurer: Philip Walker
Director of Youth Development: David McCormick
Ground Convener: Stuart Catterson
Executive Reps; Stuart Catterson, Robert Moore & Graham Watt

The Chairman Philip Thompson reviewed the season and congratulated all captains and match secretaries in fulfilling the majority of our fixtures the fact that we had only one fine from the NCU shows how organised they were. In fact our lack of fines over the last number of seasons from the NCU show how organised we are.

Philip took time to thank the committee members for all their hardwork considering the amount of fundraising and great nights that we had as a club this year. He also recapped on the dinner which had to be one of the best dinners we have had in recent years, being capped off by the special awards presented to Ian Kerr, Stuart Catterson and Peter Kerr all very deserving winners.

A special note of thanks was also conveyed to Stuart regarding his hard work on the ground which is now being rewarded with the ground being used for the interpro Under 13 match and the midweek final which earned us rave reviews from Waringstown players and officials alongside officials from the NCU, NWCU and the MCU.

In addition to this David McCormick was thanked for his endless time and effort that he contributes to the youth section in the club which grows from strength to strength each year. What made his achievements even greater considering the injury he sustained during the tail end of the 2010 season. The youth section in true Cregagh tradition embarked upon its first ever tour playing Leinster CC in Dublin. Again a huge thanks was conveyed to David McCormick and Thompson Dawson for making this happen. (footnote how many clubs in the NCU have a senior and junior tour party!!!)

In respect of the captains the committee would like to congratulate Peter Kerr in continuing in his role in the 1st XI and would like to welcome Thompson Dawson as the 2nd XI skipper and David McCormick as the 3rd XI skipper.

At this time the committee would also like to place on record our thanks to Brian Clarke who has been the 3rd XI captain over the last 6 seasons and has now decided to step down. As we all know, the 3rd XI captaincy is not an easy role yet Brian went about his business with dignity (as you would expect from Brian) and a lot of humour (greatly needed at our wee club). Not only this but Brian was never afraid to throw the young lads in and to give them a chance at this level. None was this better demonstrated than recently when the bowling attack of a 3rd XI averaged around 14 years!! Brian could see how vital it was to develop these lads and for that we are grateful to Brian for his hard work and now well deserved rest.

Finally, the members thanked the chairman Philip Thompson for his hard work, commitment and drive throughout the 2011 season a great first year for the chairman the results of which are evidenced in the buzz and togetherness that we all experience around the place at present.

Well done mate!!

The AGM was brought to a close with a short notice about our upcoming tour to Portugal. Tour party stands at 24 at present!!! See you there.