The end of May sees the first anniversary of the Enfield CC Platinum Club, culminating in our second £2,000 pound draw since its inauguration.
it can’t be underestimated just how successful this new format has been, not only warmly welcomed and endorsed by Players, Members, Sponsors and supporters, but also providing vital funding for the club during the quieter Winter months.
Now a full 12 month cycle has been completed we are openly inviting folk to join in and help expand this beyond its current 100 numbers. We are setting no limit on the amount of applicants we can welcome and prizes will of course be paid pro-rata. We currently pay out £200 as a monthly prize and £2,000 twice yearly.
Take a look at the Flyer (you’ll also see a lot of these around at the club), it tells you all you need to know. Ring us, text us, tweet us, message on Facebook or just pop in to the club, any way you choose and we’ll make sure you get the easy to-fill-in form. Welcome aboard and good luck.
Enfield Cricket Club are delighted to announce a new Sponsorship deal with TR Civil Engineering whose name will appear on the clubs playing shirts for the 2018 and 2019 Lancashire Cricket League seasons.
Club Chairman Howard Cook said “ It’s great to welcome TR Civil Engineering as new Sponsors of the Cricket Club this season and also to see local business people supporting community clubs such as ours. We are always looking to attract new Sponsors to ensure a progressive future for the Club and we would like to thank Andy and Steve for their support.
Steve Taylor, Director of TR Civil Engineering said “We are delighted to be involved in local sport and more specifically with Enfield Cricket Club. We are hopeful that our sponsorship raises the profile of both our Company and the Cricket Club and encourages more local businesses to follow suit. Good luck to Enfield Cricket Club for the new season.
Pictured are Andy Thorpe and Steve Taylor with new Professional Shashrika Pussegolla
Our busy social diary continues with the 2018 race night, a great way to open the season, our race night will also be followed by live music
The word “legend” is used a lot these days, probably too much, so much so that you don’t think twice when you read it.
Sulaiman “Dik” Abed, Enfield CC Professional, 1967-1976, passed away in the Netherlands this week.
When you’re a young kid growing up in Clayton in the early seventies, you played and watched footy during the winter and cricket in the summer. Enfield still packed em in those days, not post war crowds of course, but to a youngster it was packed. These were Enfield’s halcyon years, a time when our “legends” team made its name, a time when we were Champions. Dik Abed was a hero to those kids, a Professional and Gentleman in equal measure. Dik was the paid man in a top team for 10 seasons, unheard of in the current cricketing climate. He took over 800 wickets with his deceptive medium-pacers (super fast to an 8 year old), and also scored over 5,000 runs. It’s not just the stats, it’s the legacy that should also be remembered. He raised the profile of a small Lancashire League Club to a level recognised internationally, just read the tribute from Cricket SA to see what I mean. For that he will always have a place in the hearts of everyone at Enfield CC, everyone played with him or against him, and those lucky enough to have spent time in his company will feel the same.
Everyone at Enfield CC would to thank the many people who have paid tributes in the last couple of days, love to you all.
ECC Grand Christmas Draw
Only 100 Tickets will be sold
Drawn on Sunday 17th December 2017
by a very special guest
Tickets £20.00 each available from any Committee Member, Stewardess or bar staff
Last night our President, Mr John Hargreaves hosted his 39th Presidents Dinner. To say this was a huge success would be a ridiculous understatement. Speaker Dr Kevin Jones received a standing ovation, something I’ve never seen before at these events. That was surpassed though by the ovation given to the President himself. Our Chairman paid this tribute on behalf of all at Enfield CC.
Well done John Hargreaves, President of Enfield CC, for a long time to come!
We are delighted to announce that Enfield CC have again been granted ECB ClubMark re-accreditation. ClubMark has is a governing body award given to clubs who adhere to strict criteria of governance, we are assessed every year and have a full review every 3 years. It basically means we are doing things right, we aren’t perfect but we are getting there!
If you would like to read about some of the commitments we’ve made, a ClubMark notice board in the club, highlights the separate sections for which ECC has been given approval.
It’s no small feat and plenty of work has gone in to achieving this milestone. A massive thanks must be given to Yvonne Winnard who (assisted by Anthony Shackleton) managed the entire re-accreditation process and spent no little time and effort getting ECB approval. Well done to all.
On Thursday November 16th from 7:45 Enfield are hosting the Lancashire League Heritage Experience celebrating 125 years of the Lancashire League. We would love as many of our members, players and supporters, old and new, to come and enjoy the evening and share some memories. We are hoping local historians will come along to share any Lancashire League cricket stories with people keen to hear them. For our supporters and officials there will be an opportunity to see some rare footage of our Worsley Cup win at Rawtenstall in 1978.
The day after, on Friday 17th November our President John Hargreaves hosts his annual dinner dance at the club where the Platinum 100 club’s first mega-prize of £2000 will be drawn. There are a few tickets left for the mixed dinner which features guest speaker Dr Kevin Jones and well-known Merseyside comedian Sean Styles. If you fancy snapping up one or more of the last remaining tickets for this prestigious event please contact me as soon as you can.
Wishing you all the best of luck and once again thanks for your support.