Hope you are all safe and well during these unique times!
This is the first update that we plan to provide over the coming season. We plan to put one out monthly, to keep everyone across what's going on in and around the club.
Well it’s that time of the year again and the team here at Murwillumbah Panthers Cricket Club are getting very excited for a massive season to come. In the off season we have been quietly working away on improving the club, so it's even better than it was last season (is it possible do i hear you saying?!).
So in saying that due to COVID-19 related restrictions there will be a change to the way we operate. So please be patient and understanding as all of the team here is learning a new way to do things to keep everyone healthy and safe, while still delivering the great game that we all love. We'll keep you updated as more information comes to hand.
With that out of the way let’s talk cricket!
Pre-season training has been going really well with the coaching team Grant, Jess and Declan putting us to the test with fitness and some really challenging fielding drills. This hard work has been paying off with some impressive wins in our first two pre-season games for the 1st XI against Mudgeeraba and Terranora.
This weekend will see us up against Bonogin with an impressive line up once again. Our 3rds are also having a hit out this weekend after last weeks outing generated a real excitement for the guys with the seasons start date fast approaching us. Feel free to pop down to Les Cave and Barrie Smith ovals this Saturday (19th Sept) to see some spring time cricket, grab a drink from the bar and support the lads.
The season officially starts on 17 October for both junior and senior competitions. Will keep you posted as official training dates and draws are confirmed.
One big change for season 2020-21 is an emphasis on making female cricket stronger in Murwillumbah. Mel Reeves has joined the committee as our Female cricket coordinator and has already started making a big impact at the club. A big welcome to Mel.
We have applied for several grants to have a range of female cricket options available to play, from social cricket to learning skills and developing confidence playing the game for girls. Send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more.
Come and Try Cricket Now On
Our Come and Try days are now running for the last three Mondays in September (14th, 21st and 28th) from 5pm to 6pm at Rabjones Oval. The coaching team have put together some really fun activities for the kids to enjoy so come down to Rabjones Oval and give it a go. This initiative is to get those that may not have played cricket before to come along and try out their skills in a non-threatening, no obligation way. All are welcome, particularly any girls keen to bring a friend or two and see why female cricket is such a fast growing sport in Australia.
New Website - www.murwillumbahcricket.com
We also have a new website up and running which has got lots of club information such as our new club plan for 2020-25, details about upcoming events, links to the Play Cricket registration page, our sponsors, stats of our top performers on the field and official season start dates.
You can check the website out at www.murwillumbahcricket.com - its changing all the time.
Here’s to another great season for our great game!
See you for another update next month.
Yours in Cricket,
Adam Housen (that's me below playing my world renowned late cut)
Murwillumbah Cricket Club