Ropley Cricket Club Winter update

 

 

National Awards, fund raising targets smashed and a record number of junior cricketers!

We have been anything but quiet during the lockdown and whilst we may be in the depths of winter, Ropley cricket has been continuing at a pace.

We are delighted to share the news that Andrew Morris has been recognised by the charity Chance to Shine and has won their UK national lockdown hero award for 2020. This is in recognition of all his inspirational and dedicated work, continuing to coach cricket within schools and the community, and reaching out to ensure everyone’s welfare throughout the game during times of lockdown. Congratulations Andrew you are a great ambassador for the club and Ropley!

You also may have noticed that our practice nets next to the tennis courts have been looking very tired and are in much need of upgrading. Having launched a club fundraising appeal to raise £3,000 towards their refurbishment, we are delighted to report that we have smashed the target. Our thanks go out to the many who have supported us, and we look forward to using our refurbished nets in time for the new 2021 season.

Finally, congratulations to our junior section which goes from strength to strength. We have over 100+ girls and boys aged from 5 to 15 involved in playing junior cricket. We are very proud of the girls and boys that will be representing Ropley CC in the Regional Performance Centre, Hampshire County squad and Hampshire Emerging Players Programme winter training squads. Congratulations to you all!

REGIONAL DISTRICT PERFORMANCE CENTRE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY SQUAD HAMPSHIRE EMERGING PLAYERS SQUAD
U10 Ranulph Owen U12 Jake Vallance U17 Rachel King
U12 George Coles
U11 James Wren U12 Ollie Maclay
U11 Poppy Morgan U13 Flo Harry
U11 Isla Timmis U13 Ollie Wheeler HAMPSHIRE ACADEMY
U13 Ollie Whittle Huw Wheeler
U13 Chloe Lane
U13 Jess Hunt U15 Max Coles
U15 Bella Mitchell
U15 Will Carnegie U15 Grace Morgan
U15 George Sandison
U15 Dominic Hardie U17 Katie Ray
U17 Rachel King
U17 Lottie Harrison
U17 Rosie Dyer-Slade

If you are interested in joining our senior or junior teams and also for details of our winter training events please visit our website at www.ropleycc.co.uk

Quentin Sandell