So after a very tough 2020 and start to 2021 in line with the recent government announcements TCC are delighted to announce our plans for the cricket summer at Speedwell.
- Our junior practice nights start again on Friday 16th April and the Barking Pug will be open for outdoor service from 6pm.
- We are also planning to open on Saturday 17th April from 2pm again with outdoor service. There will be food available both days but please feel free to bring your own. Also bring your own rugs, chairs, gazebos and make the most of Tintwistle’s biggest beer garden. Also to celebrate our local NHS staff and say thanks to them all their first drink is on the house.
- The season then starts on Saturday 24th April with our 2nd team at home to Dinting. Again the bar will be open for outdoor service from 2pm.
As we move through the season we are obviously hopeful to open the club up fully to you all, in line with the governments roadmap.
We are also planning a few events through the season which we hope you will look forward too. Themed nights for the European Championship football, we are hoping our Cinema Night will be back in late May, Gin and Ale Festival and our famous Race Night. Please watch out for further announcements on our social media.
All dates of course are subject to the government plans to lift restrictions going ahead as published.
On behalf of everyone at Tintwistle Cricket Club I would like to wish all our members, supporters and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. We look forward to seeing everyone back at Speedwell in 2021.
During such unprecedented times it is extremely easy to lose sight of plans and ambitions for the future. It is fair to say 2020 has been a difficult year for most but we are all hopefully that 2021 will return to some normality.
As you may well be aware here at Tintwistle CC we had embarked on a project in 2019 to build a new clubhouse with modern and relevant facilities to support the future growth of the cricket club and create a much-needed hub for community activities. More details on the project and our vision can be found here.
Progress has been positive since we began but 2020 has put us on the back foot on several fronts. None more so than our fund raising activities where our ability to host any events to raise funds has been impacted and several of the central funding pots available to sports clubs have become harder to access in 2020.
All that said the committee at TCC have resolved to continue to strive towards our original aim to build a new clubhouse on the current footprint at the Speedwell ground and are hoping 2021 will be the year when we really make this happen.
To support this, we have several active funding streams we will continue to work with. Firstly, we have replaced our JustGiving site with a new Crowdfunding page (details below). This has enabled us to apply for match funding with Sports England and reduces the fees we pay on donations.
We will look to reach out as far as we can for donations to our project and are grateful for anything anyone is able to contribute. To support this, we are extremely lucky to be supported by our Principal Sponsor Tom Cassell @Syndicate and also by Vivienne Westwood who has kindly agreed to support our project through exposure via her social media channels over the festive period. We are hoping this level of exposure and any kind donations from this will really kick start us into 2021.
We will also continue to work with Sports England, ECB and High Peak Bourgh council to explore all the available funding that might be available to us.
Hopefully, you have found this update interesting but if you have any questions, ideas on fund raising or the wider clubhouse project or any other matter regarding the club please don’t hesitate to contact us at TintwistleCricketClub@hotmail.com
Many Thanks and festive wishes from all at TCC.
As the sun set on another season at Speedwell as the Chairman of this great club, I had a massive sense of pride at what we had achieved as a club in such unprecedented times. Deep into the summer Cricket seemed such a dream to us all and I must go on record and congratulate the Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League for all their hard work getting the game on.
To all our players senior and junior a massive thanks for rolling your sleeves up and getting into it. No changing rooms, standing in the rain and bringing your own teas but you have all been a credit to the club. Also, to the parents and members who have stuck with us and supported the club both financial over the bar and with the extra measures being imposed which have been observed impeccable.
This year has also seen us lose several good friends to the club and again our continued thoughts go out to the families.
I am always amazed and in gratitude to the countless people who sponsor the club year on year and even more so in 2020 in such uncertain times. My personal thanks goes to Tom and Alice at Syndicate as our principle sponsor, Ben and Rachel at BDS our principle junior sponsor and all our other amazing sponsors Martyn at Davis Blank Furniss, Arthur Worsley Funeral, Albert Jones Memorial, Toe Touch, Mike at Cross Field Accountants, Four Seasons Flowers, Peter at Atlanta Hair Care and Karl at Vortex for their support in 2020.
I am delighted to tell you that both Tom at Syndicate and Ben at BDS have confirmed their renewed support as our principle sponsors for 2021. Glen and Debrian at Albert Jones and Toe Touch, Marie at Four Seasons and Jason at Arthur Worlsey have also renewed for 2021 and we are absolutely delighted. We also welcome Paul and Fiona from Alberti Pavimenti and Dave from Advanced Ripening Technologies to our 2021 sponsors list and look forward to seeing all our sponsors at Speedwell in 2021.
I would also like to send my thanks to all our other valued friends who have donated this year to the club with match ball sponsorships, Dot and Kev Barber, Life member Mike Barber and Lynda Barber, Lynn Davies, Brenda Worsley, Dennis Wild, John Crossland, Mike Dwyer, Joyce Hollingworth, Neil and Lynda Robinson, Sheila Harrop, Tony Wallis and Warwick Coultard.
The support and donations of all our sponsors is hugely appreciated and we are always keen to speak to people who are interested in any of our club, matchday or match ball sponsorship packages. For further details please click on the link below for more details.
So that’s me signing off for another year. In the next few days, we are expecting a response back from Sports England regarding the funding for our new clubhouse. So, my next article in the new year might carry some news on when that will happen (fingers crossed). Until then from all at TCC stay safe and well, enjoy the festive break when it arrives and see you back at Speedwell in 2021.
1st XI Team for the Final Road Trip of 2020…
Welcome to the final edition of the Week Ahead at Speedwell for 2020. 😭
🔎 Final 1st XI fixture – Woodley (A) Sat
🔎 Final Tornadoes fixture – Glossop (A) Sun
🔎 PLUS – We have the Junior Fun Night & Presentations on Friday Night !!
TCC send the cleaners through Dove Holes..
To quote our Skipper @karlhandforth .. “There is no better feeling than winning.”
The penultimate Tornadoes & All Stars Training session is tonight! Barking Pug also open for the parents !
Team Selections for this weekends fixture against Dove Holes CC.