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Groundhopping

Our friends at Keyworth United FC are part of a Notts Senior League football bonanza on Saturday. See below for the games taking place. The Platt Lane leg is at 3.40pm.

Jewson Help

We have been accepted by the ECB to join the Jewson Privilege account scheme, enabling the club to spend up to £400 on building materials from any one of the 600 Jewson branches around the country.

Thanks to Mark and the team at Colwick branch for their help

Coach Development

The Trent Bridge Community Trust (TBCT), the charitable arm of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) is seeking to recruit aspiring coaches with an interest in gaining valuable experience within coaching and sports development. Successful applicants will gain valuable experience at all levels of the recreational game.

The programme is based on the highly successful placements schemes operated in 2012 and 2013. Graduates from the two previous cohorts have gone onto secure postgraduate study, coaching work and return as mentors for new volunteers.

Placements will last for twelve weeks with support provided by the Community and Development Department. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) disclosure.

For an informal discussion please contact Jon Dyson or Chloe Gibson on 0115 982 3000.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 26th March 2014.

New Sightscreen

We’re delighted to have been awarded a grant of £1,000 from Keyworth Playing Fields Association towards a new sightscreen.

You’ll remember that our old wooden screen was ripped to pieces by a tornado that crossed Platt Lane during the Summer.

KPFA raises funds that are intended to be used for the development of sport and recreation in Keyworth. The principle source of funds is the Annual Keyworth Show which takes place on the second Saturday of July each year, which we’ve supported for many years through the sale of raffle tickets and help on the day of the Show. One use of the funds is grants to other organisations who provide sporting or similar recreational activities.

Eureka Moment

We’re delighted to support this initiative by the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board to get more people playing cricket.

Sunday Surprise

A pleasant surprise for coaches Newell and Legge at this week’s Newark Alliance AGM. The success of our Sunday / Colts XI in achieving promotion at the first opportunity was rewarded with £40 unexpected prize money. Leggy’s controversial request for the prize money to be paid in Luncheon Vouchers was unsurprisingly rejected. Division 6 awaits. Roll on the summer….

Hit 4 Six

We’re delighted to support this initiative by the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board to get more women involved in cricket.

Winter Nets

Winners – Happy New Year!

Pre-season nets start at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 14th January from 9 – 10pm (Sobers Hall). We’ve got 2 lanes so it’d be ideal to get 12-14 players each week.

Anyone (adult or junior) who has played, or has aspirations of playing in either the 1st, 2nd or Sunday adult teams is more than welcome!!!

See you all there
Alistair Cook

SNCL 2014

2014 SNCL Divisions are out over at South Notts Cricket League Website

Lid Lifted

We had a fantastic evening on Friday, as over 100 players, supporters and friends packed into the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club, to lift the lid on a range of topics with Notts legends Chris Read, Mick Newell and Derek Randall.

The legends were interviewed by our very own version of Parkie and Piers Morgan, Paul Newell and Geoff Baker. We learnt how scoring a test century can earn you 174 lamb chops, how a pair was scored on different pitches in the same game, and why county cricket teas are dreadful. The legends all predicted an England win on the forthcoming Ashes, either 2-0, 3-0 or 3-1.

The quality of the event was down to a huge amount of hard work from Geoff in particular, and we were incredibly grateful for the support of Chris, Mick and Derek for giving up their time. Proceeds will help towards buying a new sightscreen, and we will be donating a portion to The Broad Appeal and Bowel Cancer UK.