The cricket season of year 2020 is fast approaching. While recent health issues in the world have dampened the spirit in the society, we hope this will soon become a non issue. On the club front everything is progressing ahead at full power. With this latest update, all members can be aware how the preparation at the club is progressing.
Indoor practice with bowling machine pays off
The club has been able to organise up to five sessions of indoor training with the new bowling machine. It is already possible to witness the result of this investment by the club, the form and technique of many batsmen is at a higher level than previous years. It is likely to give wanderers an edge at the beginning of the season. During these sessions, fitness, fielding, catching have also been tackled and worked upon. We thanks TBL Oss for their continued support and in allowing us to use them GymZaal in the weekends.
Kit order almost ready and new sponsor
The ordering of the new club kit is in the final stages. Thanks to the efforts of the board and Navaraj, Anupam, the club were able to secure kit sponsorship from Mt Everest Restaurant from Eindhoven. Mt Everest is a restaurant that has long operated in Eindhoven, and serves delicious Indian and Nepalese food. Their Logo will be placed on the back of our shirt, with deal signed for at-least coming 3 years. The Board appreciates the speed with which all members paid their contributions towards the kit. It is much appreciated. In more encouraging news, more sponsorship leads for the kit are being pursued, and will be known in the coming week.
Preseason games are being planned so that the sporting side of the things can be kicked off. A friendly match with HTC Eindhoven is already confirmed in march, with more games being discussed with other clubs. In a more intriguing news a club from Dubai who are visiting Netherlands in April have got in touch for friendly T20, Things are being discussed to see if a game can be possible.
Club membership count remains stable
At the voorjaar vergadering it was announced, we had lost up to three members this season. However we are proud to announce that we have three new members who are willing to play with us. Daan Rigbers, Yogesh Rijal, Shital Gupta have all joined in the preseason. The board welcomes them to the club, and wish them a great season and experience.This enables us to keep our membership count stable, enabling participation in two divisions. In addition we can now focus on the club goal of increasing the membership to 50 members in two years time. if you should see an opportunity to recruit members suited to our club philosophy, bring them along to one of our matches. Even if someone is not in to playing but would like to watch, take the extra step and bring them to the club.
Next week Sunday , 15th of march the club is seeking volunteers to help with preparing the ground. Activities include, working on the pitch , Painting the container green on request of of our neighbors. If you have the time please drop by for some DIY. In addition we are looking to procure a boundary rope from a club that is winding up in Friesland. This would be an upgrade on the the flags used at this moment. It should also contribute to the authentic cricket experience we all crave.
As we all know Corona Virus has reached the Netherlands and Brabant. We from the board wish you all the health , and ask you take good care of your health. Hope to see you healthy and full of energy in the upcoming season. On this note lets keep pushing ahead to meet our club goals.