As the 2023 season approaches, OD CUACO Cricket Club is gearing up for another exciting year of cricket.
With four teams competing across various divisions, including the 1st XI competing in the Kent 'Championship', the 2nd tier of the Kent Cricket League structure. This is the first time the club has ever played at this level, and we look forward to the challenge it will bring. Our 2nd XI also enter a new league, as the new centralised structure will see them compete in Division 5 'Spitfire' league against 1st teams such as Downham & Bellingham, and Chislehurst & West Kent.
There have been some changes in the leadership of the Saturday sides to bring some fresh energy to the teams. Nick Worsley (1st XI), Andy Rouse (3rd XI) and Steve Sawko (4th XI) have stepped down from their captaincy roles to make way for Andrew Ainger (1st XI), Chris Colby (3rd XI) and Mark Coles (4th XI). We would like to thank Nick, Andy and Steve for all their efforts over the past few years, and wish our new captains success in their new roles.
Elsewhere, we welcome the return of Sunday cricket. Our extensive Sunday friendly fixture list spans from April to October, while our Development XI look forward to another competitive year in SDL Division 2.
Our colts section also looks forward to another great season, with teams spanning across the U11 to U17 age groups. As per last year, our colts coaching will be led by Steve Wright, with colts aged 11 and below training on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11.15, and the 11-13 year olds from 11.15 to 12.30. U14-U17s will train on a Tuesday night from 17:00 to 18:15.
Ground Force - Monday 17th April at 6.00 pm
The start of the season is almost upon us! Please help us to prepare the ground and get the equipment ready at our GROUND FORCE event on Monday 17th April at 6.00 pm. As ever, we need to get the covers on, and the screens up so we can crack on with the season!
Please come down if you can help!
The 200 club is a monthly raffle that occurs throughout the season giving members the opportunity to win up to £200. Entry is just £20 per ticket for the year.
Its not long until the first draw for the season, so if you would like to join, details can be found here along with the payment link.
Ball and Match Sponsorship
We are still looking for ball and match sponsorships for our games this year. These come at just at £25. This is a very important way for us to raise funds for various projects at the club, not covered in our normal budget. The link for this is below.
Tour 2023 - 23rd to 26th July
This year we will be touring to Norwich! Leaving early on the 23rd July, we have a full fixture list for the 3 days, starting on the Sunday against Heatherset & Tas Valley Cricket Club during the final day of their Beer Festival. On the Monday, we travel to Cromer CC to play in the first fixture of their cricket week, before a short trip on the train on Tuesday to play against Acle CC.
Total cost of the full Tour will be £265 per person. Please let Mike Parr or Dan Baylis know if you are keen to come, and pay your £75 deposit to the club by 26/05/23 to confirm your spot.
Bank details as follows:
OD CUACO CC
The following times are designated for club training sessions. Nets will be available to use for club members outside of these times, and if there is no game on the main square.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Additional 1st XI nets
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Under 11 and below
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Under U11s to Under 13s
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Fixtures for the year are live on Play Cricket (see below).
As ever, we will be using Teamer to find out availabilities, so please respond to these requests as soon as possible.