Nov 25, 2019
Congs receive the prestigious Tommy Mathers Award
Pudsey Congs Groundsman Graham Curtis collected the Tom Mathers trophy at the Leagues Annual Dinner at Headingley.
We as a Club are proud of our pitch expertly prepared by Graham and is rated of high quality sufficient for 2nd Xl use by Yorkshire CCC. Ken Hall does an excellent job in cutting the outfield, sometimes twice a week throughout the season and beyond. Our tree lined Amber Cars Britannia ground is also maintained by the stalwart members of the Monday gang both in horticultural matters and building maintenance to a high standard.
To all these members and anyone who helps in any way, we offer our grateful thanks.
Ralph W Middlebrook, Chairman
Aug 25, 2019
Our Beautiful Ground
Forty years ago on Good Friday, Alan Emmett, the late Terry Davies and myself, set out to plant and stake trees given by Leeds City Council. They were donated partially to shield the houses on the eastern side of the ground from car headlights and also to make the ground more attractive. They certainly did that and although one or two have succumbed to the elements and a couple for the artificial nets, they have matured and created a tree lined cricket ground of which we are very proud.
This week has seen a mature tree from those early days perish from the attention of the tree surgeons saw after a cruel act of vandalism damaged the tree to the point of danger both to people and property and the Managment Committee acted promptly and properly.
I won’t say I had a tear in my eye, as the huge tree crashed to the earth, for I love trees but it certainly took my mind back to those early day and all the members have put so much time and hard work in achieving what you see as you enter our ground.
We have suffered vandalism on and off in forty years but this act was cruel and it was cruel also in the fact it cost £500 to have it safely felled by skilled tree surgeons.
Hopefully we will replant in that area and if anyone cares to make a donation to help with the cost it will be greatly appreciated.
Ralph W Middlebrook
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