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GET SET WEEKEND
To mark the start of the 2023 season, the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation is excited to announce the return of the Get Set Weekend. Get a group of volunteers together for the weekend of April 1/2 to help your club prepare for the new season, and register here: https://bit.ly/3wYHGNC to enter a free prize draw!
Aston Ingham are hosting an evening with former England cricketer Chris Cowdrey on April 14, at Upton Bishop Village Hall. The evening also includes a three-course meal, tables of 10 cost £600 or £66 per person on shared tables. For more information, email: CL100@hotmail.com
GROUND FOR HIRE
Chedworth cricket ground, set in the heart of the Cotswolds, is available to hire on Saturdays from May through to August (except June 17/24). For more info, visit the club on Twitter: @chedworthcc or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stapleton’s women’s softball team are looking to attract more players. They’re hosting a taster session at the club, off Park Road, on Monday March 20 (6.30-8.30pm). Twitter: @StapletonCC
Winchcombe are holding pre-season nets on the following dates in the sports hall at Winchcombe School (6.30-8pm): February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 24, March 31, April 14, April 21. New players welcome. Web: www.winchcombecricketclub.co.uk
Uley are holding a fund-raising quiz in the village hall on Saturday March 11 (7pm). Raffle prizes include a signed Joe Root shirt. To enter a team or for more details, email: email@example.com
Chipping Sodbury’s winter training programme for women and girls gets underway at Brimsham Green School on February 24 (8-9pm), running through to March 31. The sessions (£5) are open to players of all ages and abilities with new beginners able to take advantage of attending their first three sessions free of charge. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Westbury-on-Severn are holding pre-season nets at the Crypt School on the following Sundays: March 12, March 19, April 2, April 9 and April 16 (10am-noon). New players welcome. Contact the club: www.facebook.com/Westburyonseverncc
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Quedgeley & Hardwicke’s senior nets take place at King’s School Sports Hall every Tuesday (7-9pm), new players welcome. Twitter: @Qued_hardcc
REST IN PEACE
The funeral of Graham Bateman, who ran the Bristol & District’s cup and plate competitions for 40 years, will be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Wednesday March 1 (10.30am) with a wake following at St Anne’s Boardmill Social Club, BS5 9RN (11.30am).