Updated: Mar 2, 2021
CRICKET GETS GREEN LIGHT
With the delivery last week of the road map out of lockdown, we received the positive news that recreational cricket should get the go ahead on time in April! Which I’m sure you will agree is fantastic news! Roll on the 2021 season!! In the mean time whilst we continue to count down the days, have a read of March’s edition of the OG newsletter.
BONUS BALL BOOM
After the massive £560 rollover was finally won by the OG 1st XI a couple of weekends ago, new members were invited to join the scheme. The response has been amazing with new members hitting double figures, therefore increasing the weekly jackpot to £110. The decision was then taken to close to new members in order to still leave potential for future rollovers & therefore further excitement! Even though there are currently no bonus balls left available to purchase at the moment, if anyone is still interested in joining we do have a waiting list. Please email Andy King - email@example.com for more details.
The new ICON kit was finalised this month. We are very pleased with the amount of people who have supported the new kit by purchasing on and off field items. Bulk orders of playing shirts, hoodies, T20 shirts & pants have now been placed with ICON. We can’t wait to see everyone wearing the kit around the club in the coming months! Once the playing shirts have arrived we are hoping to get a squad photo done with everyone wearing the new kit.
If you want to place an order of any Old Glossop team wear follow the link here
VIRTUAL AGM RECAP
The club AGM was held virtually this year. It was great to see so many join the meeting despite it being held on ZOOM.
Thanks must be given to the departing captains & special mention should be given to Bob Johnson who steps down as president after over a decade in the position.
New positions for 2021 included:
Paul Eyre as President.
Rob Adderley & Martin McGrail were elected 1st team captain and vice respectively.
For its first full season Leon Martyn & George White have taken on the responsibility of 3rd team captain and vice.
We would like to wish all officers, captains & junior managers good luck for the upcoming season.
For a full AGM roundup read here
At the AGM it was discussed that a fundraising sub-committee was to be created. We are delighted how quickly this has come to fruition. Andy Tomlinson has agreed to take the lead on the sub-committe. We are already excited at some of the ideas being discussed and now we can plan ideas for the season now we know what the planned relaxation of COVID restrictions are.
Also at the AGM it was agreed a sub-committee for the ground work should be set up. This is to be headed up by Andy King. Pre season work has started in earnest with the rolling of the square being priority at the moment. If you are interested in joining the ground sub-committee contact Andy - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Derbyshire & Cheshire league structure & fixtures were released a few days ago. Excitement for the season can now start to build! You can find all our 2021 fixtures here.
The season is set to begin on the 24th April & draw to a close on the 4th September. The 1st team will start their season with a home game against High Lane. The 2nds will begin their title defence with a trip to Stalybridge.
MATCH BALL SPONSOR
Now that the fixtures have now been released we can start to sell match balls for the upcoming games. A lot of people have already expressed an interest in sponsoring a match ball this season which is brilliant!
Match ball sponsorship is £25. Please get in touch with Dave Donnelly if you’re interested in sponsoring a match ball in 2021.
MARCH COMMITTEE MEETING
The next committee meeting is to be held via Zoom tomorrow evening, Tuesday 2nd March. Meeting details will be revealed shortly.
WOMENS CAPTAIN We are actively looking for a ladies captain for the coming season. We are hoping to coincide this with the announcement of the women’s manager. Watch this space for an update soon! If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming ladies captain in the teams inaugural season please contact Den Lane at email@example.com
SPONSOR ADVERTISING BOARDS
We have now arranged for our current sponsors advertising boards to be made up. We still have board space available if your business is interested in advertising at the ground whilst supporting the club at the same time. If you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact Den Lane via: E: firstname.lastname@example.org