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Chris,Simon and Steven
Thursday, July 26, 2007 16:35
Sutton Cricket Club Pavilion!
Please HELP raise money to fund a new pavilion for Sutton Cricket Club, sponsorships and any donations will be much appreciated, Sutton Cricket Club has already a fantastic ground to play on but with a new pavilion it can make the club even greater.
Sutton Cricket Club feel the pavilion will attract not only new players to the club but will also catch the eye of league officials to hold cup final events.

The club has already 1st and 2nd teams playing in the JP Mewis Craven League and junior teams including under 13's,15's and next year will have an under 17's team.

If you wish to make a donation or have any queries, do not hesitate to email us.

Members of Sutton Cricket Club
lesley tate
Thursday, August 2, 2007 07:49
Hi Sutton Cricket Club, if you contact me, I shall put a piece in the Craven Herald about your appeal, if that's any help. tel 01756 794117.
Saturday, August 4, 2007 19:28
Chris, Simon and Steven,
You would never make a living from begging. WHO DO WE SEND THE MONEY TO?
Best of luck with your venture. The old pavilion looks as though a facelift is about due. Keep up the enthusiasm and win all before you.
Les Wilkinson
Sunday, August 12, 2007 09:33
Chris, Simon and Steve have highlighted that Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club is in need of 21st Century facilities.
The Club has secured a 99 year lease on the field and has embarked on an ambitious development programme to achieve these facilities. A 5 year Development Plan is ready for submission to the Yorkshire Cricket Board and the necessary changes are being implemented to ensure that they can reach Club Mark Accreditation standard. This prepatory work is essential in order to be able to start to apply for Grants etc.
In order to succeed funding is needed from many sources including 'going round with the begging bowl' and this is just starting.
Donations will be gratefully recieved and cheques should be made out to 'Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club' and sent to :- Mr. A. Fountain, 36, Park Avenue, Sutton-in-Craven, BD20 7JH.
Help is needed with the organisation of fund raising events etc and if you are interested in joining in and ensuring that our great grandchildren will be able to continue to play on a field that has seen cricket there for over 100 years please contact me or the Club Secretary.
Sunday, August 12, 2007 18:23
Thank you for the address. I hope that it has the desired effect and the treasurer is inundated with post. Best of luck.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 18:10
Have you reached your target yet? Are you rattling the buckets around the Village?
Keep your appeal to the front and GOOD LUCK.
Les Wilkinson
Sunday, August 26, 2007 17:07
Thanks for your cheque, it's gone in the bank but we need many more people to join in before we will reach our Pavilion Target.
The Club has created a Social Membership status and we have signed up about 20 non players at a subscription of 5. If you will send your details to the Treasurer we will add you to the list and keep you posted of how we are going.
As part of the work for Club Mark accreditation the Club has set up a School Link Officer and he has visited the 7 primary school that feed South Craven College and given 3 Kwik Cricket coaching sessions at each school. A Kwik Cricket Tournament between the 7 Primary Schools is planned for Tuesday 18th September starting at 1.30 pm. There will be approximately 70 pupils taking part and we hope to see a good number of parents; hotdogs and refreshments are to be provided and hopefully we will have a very entertaining afternoon. I hope that you can find time to join us, everyone is welcome.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 15:57
Thank you for the invitation to join as a social member, unfortunately I am unable to take advantage of the offer. I must also admit that I did not notice the offer until today, a little too late to make the 18th of September game. However, this appeal has languished in the dark pages of this site and to have the desired effect it needs to be brought to the attention of the people in the village who are wondering what to do woth their hard earned money. Christmas is a time for giving, what better than instead of spending it on something that will be shut away in a cupboard or discarded after a few days, MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO A WORTHWHILE CAUSE THAT WILL BENEFIT MANY. How about it Sutton as Les says, "everyone is welcome."
Les Wilkinson
Saturday, December 22, 2007 09:18
Good to see that you are still interested and again thanks for your cheque.
The Kwik Cricket Festival was a roaring success as reported in the Craven Herald and on the Village website and raised approx. 100. At the end of the season a 'Dads vs Lads' cricket match was well sponsored and raised over 400 thanks to the efforts of the U15's Captain. The Club continues to move forward, has strengthened its management structure, is about to send a five year Development Plan to the Yorkshire Cricket Board, is well on the way to applying for accreditation for Club Mark status and is looking forward to next season with three junior teams planned for the Upper Airedale Junior League. (We had two in 2007)
The Tea Room roof is in a very bad state and the decision has been made to repair the roof and refurbish the inside as a temporary measure until the funds can be raised for the 'proper job'.
We are again appealing for people to become Social Members for 2008 season (at a fee of 5) as a continuation of the work started this year and would welcome you joining us if that is possible.
May I send you Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year and hope that you will contiue to see the increased activity from Sutton-in-Craven Cricket Club in 2008.
jack morrison
Saturday, December 22, 2007 15:36
could i please have the address to send a donation to sutton cricket fund as i have played for sutton many years ago and have had many good times there and i hope you collect all the fund needed for a new club house
Sunday, December 23, 2007 19:18
Jack, and anyone else who wishes to contribute,
Scroll back to the item dated 12th August,2007 from Les Wilkinson. The address and full instructions for sending your cheques are contained therein.
Keep it coming. Well done Les, that's another fiver.
Duncan McHenry
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 18:55
Great to read about Sutton Cricket Club.
I am now in my 70s and living over the border in Lancashire.
I was the first team scorer in the late 1940s and remember dragging the heavy bag to Nelson ( where I now live ), Gargave, Embsay, Eastburn, Cononley, Glusburn and other points of the compass !!!.
I remember players like Frank Barrett, Fred Miller, Fred Dickinson and Clifford Gill.
I hope the club thrives and if anyone would like to get in touch and share memories, I would love to hear from them.

Les Wilkinson
Monday, January 21, 2008 14:37
Sorry to have taken so long to get back on to the forum.
Jack , thank you very much for your very valuable cheque, it is greatly appreciated but I am sorry that you didn't include your address so that we could keep you posted of our progress.
Duncan, thank you for your contribution above and I would very much like to get in touch with you to pick up on your memories.
Jack, Duncan and all other ex players and Suttonites who are interested in the Development of the Club, my mobile number is 07831 715029. Please give me a ring.
Les Wilkinson
Saturday, January 26, 2008 09:51
Duncan, I forgot to say that Clifford Gill is our Life President and has been cotinuously involved with Sutton CC for about 70 years.

Please give me a call, your memories would be much appreciated and could feature in our Members Year Book which we are just starting to put together for the new season. 07831 715029.
diana Smith
Godolphin Cross, Cornwall
Saturday, January 26, 2008 10:43
Would someone kindly give my regardsto Clifford Gill, he is someone whom may remember me back over the years, My name was then Bedford. Please could you pass on a message that I am eager to find out what happened to Mary, Robert and William Bell, and I fancy he could tell me what happened to them. He is very welcome to my email address.
Les Wilkinson
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 09:36
Your email address doesn't show on the Forum page so if you would like to ring me on the number above then I will gladly pass on the info to him for him to contact you.

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