With the evenings gradually becoming lighter it is now time to focus on the glorious sun filled days that will play an important part in the 2019 cricket season at Bramhall CC.
The pre-season preparation weekend, known as Natwest Cricketforce 2019 takes place over the weekend of the 6th & 7th April and all members are requested to attend. Easter weekend sees the start of the senior league season on Saturday 20th April, and Easter Sunday sees us host another brilliant Comedy Night. The bar opens at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are just £10 each. You can purchase the tickets online here.
The club subscriptions continue with Webcollect, an online system for making payment for membership subscriptions and other club-based payments. The system works very well and over 95% of subscriptions are made securely online. With the 2019 subscriptions due shortly (before the end of April), members have already received an email informing them that the system is ready to accept payments. If you are renewing your membership it should be straightforward because you will only need to check the details held on the system are correct. Once you’ve made your payment the system will allow you to keep your details up to date during the year, so any change of telephone number or email address shouldn’t cause a problem for the club keeping in touch with you.
New members should visit https://webcollect.org.uk/bramhallcc and click “New Members” & follow instructions.
The club takes its responsibilities regarding data security seriously and it believes its processes comply with GDPR requirements. All information provided can only be viewed by a few senior club officials including the club chairman, the club membership secretary, the club treasurer and the Junior Coordinator.
As you know the club’s AGM in the Autumn approved small increases for prices. Please note that all members must pay their membership fee by the end of April at the latest. Any member not making payment by then will not be eligible for selection from 1 May.
The club takes its responsibility to safeguard its members very seriously. We are aware that a few adults have in the past used the clubhouse facilities and were not members. This is in breach of the licensing and insurance requirements for a private members’ club. We are therefore again asking all adults who use the clubhouse facilities regularly to become social members and any guests are signed in by a member. A book for this purpose is available behind the bar. It will not be necessary for opposition players and spectators to sign in because they do not use our facilities regularly. In addition, we now expect all Junior members up to Under 18 to have an adult member linked to their membership. In order to reduce the financial impact of this on families, we introduced a popular £10 social membership for up to two parents/carers of any Under 18 membership category. Please note that social membership does not permit the use of the grounds, including the net facilities.
We have previously noticed that many junior members provided a personal email address. May we ask that this year parents/carers provide their own email address rather than that of their child in the online system. Please also update any medical issues and ensure contact details are accurate.
The club has a well-established, and occasionally used, hardship fund for existing members facing financial difficulties. If any member wishes to discuss access to this fund they should contact Membership Secretary Steve Driscoll in complete confidence
If you have any questions regarding 2019 membership, in the first instance, please contact the secretary Andy Reynolds on AndrewWReynolds@hotmail.com
The BCC Committee