Fixtures this weekend: Sat 1st XI @ Radcliffe-on-Trent, 2nd XI home to Hucknall, 3rd XI home @ Gedling Colliery, 4th XI home to Newark Ransome & Marles, Sun Charity Match.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

3rd & 4th Team playing arrangements for 2018

Good news!

I am pleased to announce that our 3rd & 4th teams will be playing their home matches at Nottingham University and Trent College for the 2018 season. These teams will share these facilities depending on how their fixtures are allocated by the South Notts Cricket League.

We have taken this decision to vacate our current home facility for the 3rds & 4ths at Long Lane partly in the light of feedback from our membership around playing conditions (outfield) and the general cricketing environment at the venue, but also to show our appetite for continued club development. That said, finding alternative home grounds for two teams is not easy and also comes at a significant extra cost to our cricket club. However, we are very keen to provide the best playing conditions possible for our senior and junior playing members to enable them to enjoy their cricket and develop their skills. The Committee hopes that you all agree on the rationale and ammendment to our club strategy.

For ten years the ground at Long Lane has served the club very well, mainly due to the voluntary & paid work that has taken place to enable the cricket to be staged. Thank you to those people. Having previously played 3rd and 4th team cricket at venues such as Grove Farm and Bulwell, moving to the local ground at Long Lane seemed like 'heaven' in comparison at the time!

However, Attenborough CC is a club that has objectives to grow and develop on and off the field, and as such this decision illustrates our determination and committment in this regard.

Nick Allcoat
Chairman & Club Committee

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