Shenley Village Cricket Club News pages




19 Feb 2018 : SVCC Dinner Dance - last few tickets left

Hello All

Thank you to the 100+ people who have already bought tickets for the Club’s Dinner Dance on Friday 16th March.

For those who are still contemplating missing the social event of the year….DON’T! We have only a handful of spaces left before the 116 capacity is reached.

Also, sales of the lucky numbers in the big cash draw on the night are going well. They cost £2.50 each, 3 cash prizes are up for grabs. Let me know if you want any and transfer the money into Club account (SC 20-47-34, Acc No 60390763, and use your surname and DD as reference). Here are the numbers left;
2
29
32,33,34,36,39
40
50,51,52,53,58,59
60,64,67,68,69
72,73,74,77,78
80,81,82,84,86,88,89
91,93,96,97
100,102,104,108,109
111,113,114,115,116,117,118,119
121,122,125,128,129
130,131,132,133,134,136,138,139
140,141,142,143,145,146,148,149,150

Finally, we would welcome any donated prizes for the raffle. You can bring them on the night but just let me know what you will be bringing.

Best wishes…..Chris Stanley  


14 Feb 2018 : Club Training Kit

Folks,

There is a new tab on the left hand side of the Club's Homepage website, called "Club Training Kit" through which you can order new training/playing kit for summer 2018.

Additionally, I also have a stock of club shirts, trousers and sweaters, (both sleeved and non-sleeved), should anyone need any.

Can I also please remind those of you who have not already done so, to either set up their membership/tea money standing orders, or where you can, to make full payment in advance as soon as you can, advising me of same.

Thanks and happy Valentines Day all!!!


05 Feb 2018 : Mick Hillen

I have received the sad news that our 2nd XI scorer Mick Hillen passed away after a very short illness. His funeral was held in November and I understand it was a small but nice service at West Herts Crematorium in Garston where his ashes are now scattered.

Mick has been part of our club for about 15 years when he was introduced to us by former player and Shenley legend Steve Scott. Mick started by doing a bit of umpiring and scoring but gradually became involved on a more regular basis. In recent years he has been the 2nd XI scorer and reserve umpire and was extremely efficient in both jobs. He loved his cricket and if he wasn't officiating he would come down and support the team. He was a regular attendee of the Cricket Dinner and Race Nights and a big supporter of the club in general. He lived for his Saturdays in the summer and in the week he would study all our teams results and league positions. He knew all the 2nd XI players batting and bowling averages and was always keen to pass on his thoughts and observations from his position in the scorebox.

I spent a lot of time with Mick in my car, in the scorebox and in the clubhouse. He lived alone and was a very private man but SVCC was a very big part of his life. He also enjoyed watching Borehamwood FC and having a flutter on the horses at his local Ladbrokes.  He had a great knowledge and passion for cricket and was an interesting character. I'll miss him greatly. RIP Mick

Geoff Evans

5/2/2018


19 Jan 2018 : SVCC AGM Friday 19th Jan 2018

Hello Clubmates

Just a reminder that our Club's AGM takes place this evening at Shenley Cricket centre starting at 7pm.

It is a good opportunity to hear about the Club's overall situation and to make your views and vote count. Tonight's agenda includes a very important proposal on changing the method of paying membership and match fees.

Thanks.....Chris Stanley


18 Jan 2018 : SVCC Dinner Dance Fri 16th March - New, additional menu choices

 

Hello Clubmates

 

I am emailing with news of additional vegetarian choices now being offered for the Club’s Dinner Dance on Fri 16th March 2018.

 

Please see the details below for two extra choices for starter and two extra choices for main course. For those of you who have already given me a menu choice please let me know if you want to change.

 

Tickets are selling well and fast, over 50 gone already! So, don’t dally, please let me know as soon as you can.

 

We have a great night lined up with good food, dancing and friendly company.
No speeches or awards just loads of fun including quiz, raffle, heads and tails, big number draw, and dancefloor antics.

 

Here are the details…..

Date: Friday 16th March, 2018.

Time: Doors open at 7pm. Meal starts at 7.45pm. Finish at midnight

Venue: Shenley Cricket Centre

Food: 3 course dinner served to you at the table, coffee & chocolates, quarter bottle of wine.
You can choose from the following, please advise your choice when booking ticket;
Starter
1) Smoked Salmon & Crayfish cocktail Mousse, or
2) Mushroom bruschetta
3) Grilled halloumi & roasted vegetable tartlet with hot butternut squash flan

4) Baked mushroom with goat’s cheese, caramelised onion & balsamic syrup
Main
1) Daube of Beef, gratin dauphinois and vegetables
2) Roasted Sea Bass, soy & ginger sauce, gratin dauphinois, and vegetables
3) Nut roast, gratin dauphinois, vegetables, and vegetable gravy

4) Butternut squash and courgette lasagne with garlic bread and rocket salad

5) Pumpkin & roasted seed Risotto with parmesan & melted mozzarella and flat parsley pesto
Dessert
1) Chocolate fondant & cream
2) Winter berries & ice cream
3) Cheese & biscuits
Coffee/Tea and chocolates
Price: £40 per person

Dress code: It’s a chance for you to impress colleagues with how smart you can look. Suits and ties please but Dinner suits are very welcome, and as it is the day before St Patrick's Day a tinge of green will be admired.

Payment: Please pay by either bank transfer to Shenley Village CC account (Acc number 60390763, Sort code 204734 ) using your surname as reference. Or by cheque payable to SVCC and posted to me (20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH)

 

We are also running a ‘Big number board’ on the evening with 3 big cash prizes. £2.50 buys a number on the board. Just include in your overall payment and let me know the number(s) between 1 and 150 that you would like.

 

If you have a raffle prize you would like to donate it would be very welcome.

 

I really hope you can make it.

 

Best wishes…….Chris
Email:
chris.stanley04@gmail.com
Mobile: 07774 796037
Address: 20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH

 


15 Jan 2018 : Proposed Changes to SVCC Membership

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all Clubmates, 

 Hope everyone is wintering well and look forward to seeing many of you at senior and junior winter nets, which are well under way now!  

 It really is not an understatement to say the club enters 2018 in a financially precarious position, as without the HMRC cloud still hanging over us, (on which Geoff will expand later this week), your Club requires in excess of £45,000 just to break even. On the surface one would think we were doing OK as the number of people playing in 2017 increased, however our membership and match fee revenues decreased for a whole variety of reasons which shall be explained at the Club’s AGM this Friday.  

 Without the £25,000+ received in donations and sponsorship in 2017, the Club would have been in serious trouble. Urgent action is needed if we are to retain our wonderful playing conditions and the many long lasting friendships we all enjoy. Top of that list is to ensure membership and match fee receipts exceed £20,000 in 2018, which should be achievable if we stem revenue leakage in this area.  

 In an attempt to reverse our 2017 membership and match fee decline, your committee will be proposing a new approach for 2018 at the Club AGM this Friday. We propose to introduce a month standing order to cover both annual membership and match day fees. We are suggesting that for ten months in 2018, all senior members pay £32.50 a month by standing order, with colts and juniors each paying £20 a month. In effect, this is the cost of just two senior, 2.5 colt and 4 junior match fees a month, which includes the cost of all Club-run outdoor coaching between April and September.  

 Standing orders would need to be set up to commence March 1st, 2018 and run through to December 2018 with details being sent to everyone next week, provided the proposal is adopted at this Friday’s AGM. The plan would then be to reduce this to £28 a month for 12 months for all senior members in 2019 and £17.50 a month for colts and juniors. This proposal helps to spread the cost of paying for Shenley Village and more importantly, removes the need for all members to ensure they have £15, £8 and £5 respectively on match day!  

 The committee fully understands every member is different and I am happy to discuss individual arrangements where necessary on 07968 349933.   

 Best wishes,  

 George White 

 Membership Secretary


04 Jan 2018 : Senior Winter Nets start on Wednesday (10th January)

A quick reminder that senior indoor nets start this Wednesday (10th January). It is available for those who play senior cricket on Saturdays

The cost on the night is the same as last year. i.e. £10 or £5 for students/junior members. If you intend to attend regularly then you can pay in advance at a discounted rate of £85 to cover all 13 weeks. For fathers and sons both attending (where the son is a junior member) the cost is £125 for the 13 weeks if paid in advance.

If paying in advance please transfer the funds to the SVCC bank account 204734 60390763 by no later than Monday 8th of January and advise Geoff Evans by text to 07505 102152 or by email to geoffdevans@tesco.net

Summary of Winter Net details:

Start date:  Wednesday 10th January (nets will run in this regular slot for 13 weeks)

Time:  7pm to 9pm

Venue:  Herts Sports Village, Hatfield,  AL10  9EU (de Havilland campus, University of Hertfordshire...a few minutes from Galleria)

Cost:  £10 (£5 for students/juniors).

Contact/further info:

Geoff Evans 07505 102152 (geoffdevans@tesco.net) or Kris Nissen 07473 869500

I look forward to seeing you there

Geoff Evans


03 Jan 2018 : Shenley Village CC Dinner Dance, Friday 16th March 2018

 

Hello Clubmates

 

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you a healthy and happy 2018.

 

I am emailing to remind you of the details of Shenley Village CC’s annual Dinner Dance and with the hope you will be able to come and support our Club.

 

We have a great night lined up with good food, dancing and friendly company.
No speeches or awards just loads of fun including quiz, raffle, heads and tails, big number draw, and dancefloor antics.

 

Here are the details…..

Date: Friday 16th March, 2018.

Time: Doors open at 7pm. Meal starts at 7.45pm. Finish at midnight

Venue: Shenley Cricket Centre

Food: 3 course dinner served to you at the table, coffee & chocolates, quarter bottle of wine.
You can choose from the following, please advise your choice when booking ticket;
Starter
1) Smoked Salmon & Crayfish cocktail Mousse, or
2) Mushroom bruschetta
Main
1) Daube of Beef, gratin dauphinois and vegetables
2) Roasted Sea Bass, soy & ginger sauce, gratin dauphinois, and vegetables
3) Nut roast, gratin dauphinois, vegetables, and vegetable gravy
Dessert
1) Chocolate fondant & cream
2) Winter berries & ice cream
3) Cheese & biscuits
Coffee/Tea and chocolates
Price: £40 per person

Dress code: It’s a chance for you to impress colleagues with how smart you can look. Suits and ties please but Dinner suits are very welcome, and as it is the day before St Patrick's Day a tinge of green will be admired.

Payment: Please pay by either bank transfer to Shenley Village CC account (Acc number 60390763, Sort code 204734 ) using your surname as reference. Or by cheque payable to SVCC and posted to me (20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH)

 

We are also running a ‘Big number board’ on the evening with 3 big cash prizes. £2.50 buys a number on the board. Just include in your overall payment and let me know the number(s) between 1 and 150 that you would like.

 

If you have a raffle prize you would like to donate it would be very welcome.

 

I really hope you can make it.

 

Best wishes…….Chris
Email:
chris.stanley04@gmail.com
Mobile: 07774 796037
Address: 20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH

 


02 Jan 2018 : SVCC AGM Friday 19th Jan 2018

Hello Clubmates

I hope you are wintering well, and wish you a healthy and happy 2018.

This email is to let you know that Shenley Village Cricket Club’s AGM will be held at Shenley Cricket Centre on Friday 19th Jan 2018 starting at 7pm.

The Committee encourages you to attend as it gives you a chance to influence several key decisions on how the Club is run, and provides an interesting overview of the Club’s finances and the opportunities and challenges we face in times ahead. Not to mention a mid-Winter beer and catch up with some mates.

There are several points of interest due to be discussed and decided upon, including a key proposal on subscription and match fee payments.

Please find attached the agenda for the meeting.

There are nominations for each of the Club Officer positions but any member is welcome to put themself forward for any of the roles. Please advise Chris Stanley if you wish to be nominated.
If you want to help the Club but do not want to commit to an Officer position here is scope to help with specific tasks or projects, so  please call Geoff Evans on 07505 102152 to discuss.

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday 19th Jan 2018.

Best wishes……Chris

Chris Stanley
Secretary, Shenley Village Cricket Club

Chris.stanley04@gmail.com


13 Dec 2017 : SVCC Dinner Dance, Fri 16th March 2018

 

Hello Clubmates

 

Just before you settle down for Christmas, here's a date for your new diary and wall calendar.

 

I am emailing with details of Shenley Village CC’s annual Dinner Dance and with the hope you will be able to come and support our Club.

 

We have a great night lined up with good food, dancing and friendly company.
No speeches or awards just loads of fun including quiz, raffle, heads and tails, big number draw, and dancefloor antics.

 

Here are the details…..

Date: Friday 16th March, 2018.

Time: Doors open at 7pm. Meal starts at 7.45pm. Finish at midnight

Venue: Shenley Cricket Centre

Food: 3 course dinner served to you at the table, coffee & chocolates, quarter bottle of wine.
You can choose from the following, please advise your choice when booking ticket;
Starter
1) Smoked Salmon & Crayfish cocktail Mousse, or
2) Mushroom bruschetta
Main
1) Daube of Beef, gratin dauphinois and vegetables
2) Roasted Sea Bass, soy & ginger sauce, gratin dauphinois, and vegetables
3) Nut roast, gratin dauphinois, vegetables, and vegetable gravy
Dessert
1) Chocolate fondant & cream
2) Winter berries & ice cream
3) Cheese & biscuits
Coffee/Tea and chocolates
Price: £40 per person

Dress code: It’s a chance for you to impress colleagues with how smart you can look. Suits and ties please but Dinner suits are very welcome, and as it is the day before St Patrick's Day a tinge of green will be admired.

Payment: Please pay by either bank transfer to Shenley Village CC account (Acc number 60390763, Sort code 204734 ) using your surname as reference. Or by cheque payable to SVCC and posted to me (20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH)

 

We are also running a ‘Big number board’ on the evening with 3 big cash prizes. £2.50 buys a number on the board. Just include in your overall payment and let me know the number(s) between 1 and 150 that you would like.

 

If you have a raffle prize you would like to donate it would be very welcome.

 

I really hope you can make it.

 

Best wishes…….Chris
Email:
chris.stanley04@gmail.com
Mobile: 07774 796037
Address: 20 Russet Drive, Shenley, Herts, WD7 9RH