April 12, 2021
A Letter of Thanks from Alder Hey
Please find below a letter of thanks received today from the Alder Hey Childrens Charity.
April 8, 2021
Re-Opening of Pudsey Congs Cricket Club
From Saturday 17th April, 2021
Saturdays and Sundays ONLY until further notice
The Club will open at 2pm and close at 10pm* (*Last Orders at 9.45pm and Time at the Bar at 10pm)
Table Service OUTSIDE ONLY will be in operation
Face Coverings MUST be worn when you are not seated at a table, these are now a Legal Requirement
Please note that the access to Toilets will be via the Car Park entrance and Exit onto the Balcony
Social Distancing MUST be observed, this is a Legal Requirement
Groups should be a maximum of 6 people from different households OR a group from 2 Households
A distance between different groups must be 2 metres. You must not move around different groups
Anyone deemed not to be observing Social Distancing or Acceptable Behaviour could be asked to leave
Members accompanied by children are reminded that they are responsible for supervising them at all times and should follow social distancing guidelines
In addition to the existing Track and Trace system, we have QR Posters for the NHS Covid-19 Scheme to scan at various points within the club.
Please download the App if possible as Track and Trace is a Legal Requirement
Anyone refusing to provide contact details will be asked to leave
We ask for your co-operation in these difficult times.
April 8, 2021
Celebration of Life for Peter Marsh
Peter’s family Joan, Andrew and Alison invite everyone to a celebration of the life and times of Peter.
An afternoon of remembrance and reminiscing of Peter’s full life in and around Pudsey.
Commencing around 12:30 on Sunday 18th July, 2021.
All are welcome and further information will be made available nearer the time.
President, Officials and Members Pudsey Congs Cricket Club.
Covid-19 Risk Assessment 2021
Please find below the Pudsey Congs Risk Assessment Document for 2021
April 6, 2021
Jan 6, 2021
2021 AGM Update
With the latest lockdown conditions laid down, it is obvious that the 2021 AGM cannot be held as stipulated in the Cricket Clubs constitution.
Members can be assured that Management Committee and especially its officials, are functioning quietly and efficiently on everyone’s behalf and that as soon as the restrictions are lifted, the formal notice will be issued informing members of the date and time.
Meanwhile we all must continue ‘to grin and bear it’ and look forward to a return to some sort of normality as soon as possible.
Ralph W Middlebrook
Pudsey Congs Cricket Club
Dec 21, 2020
Good News on Sam Miller
Members may like to receive some good news which is that Sam is back at home after his operation
and says that he will be down at the Cricket Club as soon as possible.
For those of you that know Sam, you will know at the tender age of 99, he is one of the real joys of life.
Sam said he cannot wait to be back at the club and to be helping out with the Monday Gang.
Great news in what is a tough time for everyone!
Good news indeed.
Ralph W Middlebrook
Dec 20, 2020
Update from Ralph and Derrick
As this crazy year draws to a close, I think it is important to take stock of our achievements, progress and
plans for the future.
The President and myself feel that our Cricket Club has made significant strides in the correcting and
rebuilding of our financial situation. We have had considerable assistance from Leeds City Council, the England and Wales Cricket Board and various suppliers who, despite feeling a severe pinch themselves, have never the less been supportive.
The year saw a huge improvement in our performances on the cricket field with both Bradford League teams winning their respective competitions and eventually when we were allowed to play, there was energy and effort in practice sessions and in the fixtures with all three teams being fully staffed. Full marks to all for effort, skill and enthusiasm.
The work on our premises and ground has been immense in both periods of lockdown. Maintenance of the fabric and playing area continues apace and with the benefits of the income from net bookings, work has taken place on our machinery and overdue repairs have been undertaken. The erection of the safety screen and
plans for a new notice board plus the arrival of lockers are to be welcomed.
The inside of the pavilion has been refurbished and quietly and efficiently security visits both inside and out
are regularly carried out. Our paid staff are on furlough and work on grant aid continues apace.
All of this is carried out by members of the Management Committee and other volunteers who, despite lockdown, are still hard at work preparing for when we are able to resume normality - whenever that maybe.
Two of our members, Nellie Sutcliffe and Winnie Hirst, have received their first vaccinations which is a sign of our preparations for the first fixtures in April when hopefully we are all safe thanks to the nations medical scientists and the fabulous NHS.
What next? Michael Hirst would be delighted to hear of any sponsorship opportunities. Matthew Hullah is looking forward to receiving members subs and indeed notification of more new membership applications.
All of this voluntary work and effort is greatly appreciated and both Derrick and myself thank everyone concerned, well played.
When any meeting including the AGM can take place is anyone’s guess but we remain optimistic for the good times to return.
In the meantime we both wish everyone a good, safe Christmas and a bright New Year.
Ralph W Middlebrook
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:
Macca kitted out and ready to go
Not to be outdone, Linnerz has a go in Glasgow
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.....
The two teams outside the Congs Clubhouse
Abby, Emma & Tim ready to bat
Tim Fawcett, Rookie Wicketkeeper
Macca, Quinn & Joe take the field