As you may, or may not, be aware members of Bramhall Cricket Club will be supporting a charity Christmas tree collection in aid of St Ann’s Hospice and other local organisations.
Unfortunately St Ann’s Hospice are not running the collection this year, therefore we (along with “Just Helping” (registered charity: 1149068)) are running the collection ourselves.
The idea is that 80% of the profits from the collection shall go to St Ann’s Hospice and the remainder distributed to other local organisations.
As a supporter of the event, you are able to nominate local charities/groups/organisations that you think may benefit from our support. The trustees of the charity will then consider the nominations and agree where the remaining funds should be placed.
We are contacting all members and contacts for support, in addition to all of those who took place in such a successful and enjoyable event last year.
Your help and support is very much appreciated.
The process is very simple:
For Leaflet Drops:
· You need to be available to deliver leaflets (at your leisure) between 27th December and 5th January in the SK7 or SK8 area (we aim to cover Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove and Woodford)
· We need to know how many hours you can commit (a couple of hours should be more than enough to cover a few 100 houses)
· All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult (we suggest no more than 4 juniors for each adult.
· We will arrange for leaflets to be delivered to you and we will allocate you an area to deliver (as close to your home postcode as possible).
· We will collect all spare leaflets from you after you have delivered them.
· If anyone can assist with handing out leaflets in Bramhall Village on Saturday 3rd January, then that would also be a big help.
For the Tree Collection:
How do you register:
The process is now much simpler, just click on the link below and follow the prompts to register your availability. Just Helping will then contact you to inform you of the next steps:
If you have any questions, or problems registering, then please call either Clare Hinton or Mark Heppell, who are co-ordinating the event on BCC’s behalf – they will also be in contact nearer the time to reconfirm arrangements:
Clare – 07403 112946
Mark – 07506 410948
If anyone can display posters or leaflets in their place of work, then please let us know. Additionally, if anyone would like to offer sponsorship (the cost of a hire van or a banner for example) then all contributions are gratefully received.
Please also mention this to your friends, family or anyone else outside of the cricket club that may also want to get involved and follow us/share on Facebook and Twitter:
Please also share the link for the tree collection service itself:
Thanks again for your support – we look forward to making this a tremendous success, and know that it will be a lot of fun, not to mention being able to give something back to our local community.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Bramhall CC Xmas Tree Collection
Atiq will be very familiar to most people at BCC having been our Winter coach over the last 4 years, but we are delighted that he will be joining the club as player coach in 2015. Atiq has represented Pakistan at Test Match level and enjoyed many years of First Class success in his home country. More recently Atiq has dominated bowling attacks in the Northern League with St Annes CC and in Bolton with Westhoughton CC. Not only will Atiq give us fantastic pedigree at the top of the order, but we will benefit even further from his great coaching throughout the Summer, and his top level wicket keeping experience will no doubt be a big help to our young keeper Joe Kershaw who had such a promising debut season.
Following the remarkable success of Mat Begbie over the past 2 season, we have attracted another Australian of great quality in 22 year old Dale McKay. Dale has a fantastic record in grade cricket for Hawkesbury CC in Sydney, and has also represented New South Wales throughout the junior age groups and most recently the under 23 team. Dale is another top order, heavy scoring batsman, and he topped 1,000 runs for Formby in the Liverpool Competition in 2014. Dale will be taking on the coaching duties performed by Mat last season, and as such will be a big presence around the club and with the junior section as well as the seniors. He really enjoys coaching and developing junior cricketers and will also be available for 121s. He is travelling with his girlfriend Rebecca and we are sure everyone at the club will make them feel very welcome as we always do with our overseas players!
Danny and Emma Lamb
The club are thrilled to announce that Lancashire Academy siblings Danny and Emma Lamb will be staying at Bramhall in 2015. The pair joined halfway through 2015 and have already proved to be brilliant additions to the club. Danny added flair and creativity to the top order, and played some match winning innings in his short time in the side last season. He also took some vital wickets and bowled both hostile and controlled spells depending on the situation of the game. Danny played several games for Lancashire 2nd X1 in 2014, including a 5 wkt haul. He will be looking to dominate in the Premier League and continue his great progress next year. Emma slotted in at the top of the 2nd team batting order effortlessly, and looked at home against all types of bowling. With our second team back in the Prem, she will be looking forward to the opportunity of testing herself in a better standard this season and will hopefully be pushing for a 1st team spot. Emma plays a whole host of representative cricket for Lancashire and is also an England Academy player.
Mat Begbie continues to recover from his illness, and the club offer our full support to him and his family. He will be greatly missed not only off the field, but of course on it, where his batting carried the club to our highest ever Premier League finish.
Matt Jamieson has also called time on his days as a Beaver. Matt joined us in 2011, and had some real success, particularly as an opening batsman in 2012 and 2013. He will be fondly remembered for many reasons, not least his often bizarre behaviour! His 119 not out against Oxton last year in a double century partnership with Nick Cantello was a major highlight of the season.
Vishal Tripathi has also decided to return to his home club Burnley. Vishal joined us last year and had some success both with bat and ball, as well as giving us some invaluable experience. We wish him well in the future.
Here are the 100 club results for October and November 2014.
If you would like to join the 100 Club and help bring much-needed funds into the club please contact Les Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s only £4 per month.
1st Prize – John Ormiston £46
2nd Prize – Brent Wilkinson £18.40
3rd Prize – Jenny Rickson £9.20
November: Annual Accumulator
Terry Daniels £110.40
Iain Tittle £110.4