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July 3, 2021

Cleaner Required at the Congs

Pudsey Congs Cricket Club


We have a vacancy for a Cleaner
Saturdays and Sundays


Please call Sue McGowan on:
07399 431680

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June 23, 2021

New mobile covers purchased for the Britannia Ground
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In my match report versus Gomersal, I referred to our new covers delivered last week. Three roll on mobiles, side sheets to cover two adjacent pitches and finally sheets to cover the bowlers run ups. Sturdy, yet light enough, ideally for two people to move from boundary to square. They must be placed in order as flaps have to be placed to cover the space in between each mobile.

Theses covers coupled with drainage work completed a few years ago, should increase chances of play after rain which has beaten our efforts in the past to start play on our clay based ground.

Last October we approached a supplier, Total Play Ltd, who do a lot of work for and on behalf of the ECB and also advised us (free of charge) on the work required to manage the boundary drainage scheme, to quote for covers and we received a very good offer. After much discussion with Club officials regarding finance we placed an order. Then the dreaded COVID bug hit suppliers. It also reduced the number of staff who could normally work in workshops etc, so that whilst there was much work available, the limits of social distancing cut production by half.

However they duly arrived and look very professional parked in Les Harsley’s corner (Les a former player and junior manager) and needless to say Graham and other ground staff are very pleased at the improvement the covers will bring to our playing surface and standards in providing quality pitches.

I thank the Trustees and Treasurer for their support in this expensive venture and of course Graham for his advice throughout.

 

Ralph W Middlebrook

Chairman

Pudsey Congs Cricket Club

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June 9, 2021

Devotion to our Club

Even after all the additional responsibilities and duties shouldered so well by officials and Committee due to COVID-19, alas not in the clear yet, I am proud of the response of members in many different ways.

Countless reactions to ensure that we present our Cricket Club in the best possible light occur without hesitation, indeed seek to fulfil. Recent duties freely given in dealing with the failed engine in the Fulneck roller, providing transport and expertise to complement the work in providing a cricket square and pitch ideal for young (and old) to enjoy a quality safe experience as they start their careers. Another member has painted most surfaces from pitch markings in the artificial nets to dealing with the white stones at the main entrance. The, hopefully, possibility of providing catering has stimulated a member to volunteer to spend hours deep cleaning the kitchen after it has by and large laid unused for well over a year, Thank you.

Every year we attempt to secure sponsorship to provide the ground and premises in good order and the members concerned are persuasive and successful. However, I urge everyone to look at the montage in the passageway of the cricketers sponsored by many (26) showing the players photo and sponsors name, brilliant. Usually I do not mention a members name but photographer Michael Laprocina who is always busy snapping at matches and provides publicity material at no cost in a variety of ways, I think the montage is quite outstanding displaying so many members commitment.

 

These are not the only instances of recent individual acts of support, the list would be endless, but each give hope for a return to normality for which we all crave.

Ralph W Middlebrook

Chairman Pudsey Congs Cricket Club

May 25, 2021

Four Long Serving members are Elected Vice President

At a recent Committee meeting, four long serving members were elected as Vice Presidents, an honour of their valued service to Pudsey Congs Cricket Club both on and off the field of play.

Michael Brook

Graham Curtis

Ken Hall

Andre Stolarski

 

In the absence of the Membership Card system, a framed list of all Vice Presidents and indeed Life Members, are on display in the main lounge.

 

Ralph W Middlebrook

Chairman

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May 9, 2020

Macca Gaunt is running around Pudsey for #Team Lewis

Pudsey Congs player Macauley Gaunt hasn’t let lockdown put him off from donning his whites and pads!

 

As a part of #TeamLewis, he has completed a 10km run in his cricket attire as they aim to run 1870km in the month of May in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Charity during their #RunSoloAH campaign.

 

He has been well supported by fellow Congs members and has also received support from Club President Derrick Reason and Club Chairman Ralph Middlebrook during his jaunt around Pudsey.

 

Well batted Macauley! If you wish to donate towards their fundraiser you can do following this link: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/

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Macca kitted out and ready to go

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Not to be outdone, Linnerz has a go in Glasgow

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Sept 20, 2019

Special thanks from our Canadian friends

This past August, we had the pleasure of visiting the Amber Cars Britannia Ground in Pudsey to partake in a fun filled couple of hours of cricket. Special mention and thanks must go out to Ralph, Macca and Joe for helping to organize the match and taking time out of their busy schedules. Also to our umpires, Ralph and Michael, thanks for helping us out with the rules, looking the other way on certain calls and making the day memorable for all of us. 

Good luck in the upcoming season, thank you, your Canadian friends......

Glen, Sean, Tim and the gang.....

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The two teams outside the Congs Clubhouse

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Abby, Emma & Tim ready to bat

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Tim Fawcett, Rookie Wicketkeeper

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Macca, Quinn & Joe take the field