Murrayfield Dafs Cricket Club
Spring Update 2021
Whilst there are still restrictions in place it’s good to report that as those restrictions ease we should be able to get cricket and we are already allowed to do some things.
After work was done on the nets by a team of members these are now ready for use. The plan initially is to practice on Tuesday nights (or if it rains a Thursday night) and Saturday mornings. Because of the restrictions, you cannot just turn up. You must book and if possible use your own equipment. Neil will be coaching these sessions. To book there is information on the club Facebook pages and WhatsApp or contact Phil Hawkins directly who is arranging things. Preference will be given to those who have paid their membership fees for this year initially.
Just a reminder that subscriptions this year are as follows:
- Seniors: £110 if paid before 31st May
- Students and the unwaged : £55 if paid before the 31st of May
If anyone needs bank details to make a transfer please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of the committee directly.
Whilst a number of things still need to happen in terms of restrictions easing, plans are being made for a fifteen week league season to start on Saturday 22nd May if the restrictions allow. The format is still to be finalised. The Parks Trophy is planned to take place but will start later than in recent years.
The ESCA website http://www.eastleague.org.uk will have all fixtures details when they are released. The date for this has been provisionally set as Friday 30th April.
The under 12s have been out in the park since early March on Saturdays practising and we are planning to get junior hardball up and running shortly. Bruce Snaddon has done a huge amount or organising and we have a number of new parental helpers on board which is great. Full details of junior activities including membership options and information on All Stars and Dynamos are available under the Junior tab on the website.
The park will look very different this summer with the work on the rugby pitch drainage on the west of the park meaning the artificial wicket in not going to be in play and we’ll work round that. If any balls are hit into the fenced off area, please do NOT try and get them back; we have an arrangement with the contractors to recover them.
Watch out for updates on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp as well as the website.