As some of you will know - Mark Adams is walking (non-stop!) from London to Brighton (100Km) on the 27th & 28th May this year to raise money for the Critical Care Unit at Colchester Hospital where Vicky Woollard (VW) was so wonderfully cared for at the end of June last year. The team there were superb and if through raising money it can help them to look after others in the same way then that will be fantastic.
Any sponsorship will be greatly appreciated by Mark, Kath (VW's Mum), Tony (VW's brother) and the rest of the family Thank you in advance for any support that you can give.
Indoor nets - at Ipswich School from Wednesday 1st March, 6.30pm - 8pm. We have the nets booked for 6 weeks, after which we will move outdoors, same day and time. All players, new and old, very welcome.
Nacton Cricket Club continue to play indoor cricket. Matches take place on Sundays. If you are interested in joining in with this please contact Jonathan Warner, who will be able to inform you where and when the next match is to take place.
On 30th May 2017, 22 members of Orwell Park staff (including Alex and Caroline Brunt!) will be challenging ourselves by undertaking a cycle ride from Blakeney in North Norfolk, via the coastal road, back to Orwell Park with the aim of finishing before sunset (so completing the 112 miles in one day). The aim of the cycle ride is to raise money for the school's three charities, which this year are St Elizabeth Hospice, Meningitis Research Foundation and Facing the World. We have put together a webpage which gives details of the event, the route we hope to follow and some short profiles on some of the staff who will be riding. The address is http://ride.orwellpark.org. If you would like to donate and sponsor us and give us an extra incentive to finish, please go to the webpage and click the 'Donate' button. It's going to be tough but we're all determined to finish and help three fantastic charities in the process. Any support you are able give us would be hugely appreciated.
Nacton Cricket Club hold several events during the season. We have many plans for 2017 including the Race Night, A tour to Worcestershire and our Annual Awards and Dinner. All these events are great ways to keep in touch with the players and their families. We hope that you will be able to join us at some point during the season.
We have held two cricket weekends in recent years. The idea of the weekend is to have three or four days of cricket to celbrate the game. The Saturday incorporating a league match, Sunday a 6-a-side competition, Monday an interclub match and then on Tuesday we invite a Suffolk XI to play a Chairmans XI. These have been excellent weekends but take a lot of planning and time to organise so we are currently taking a break, but they will be back. For more details click on the links below
Annual Dinner and Awards Evenings
This event happens each at the end of the cricket season. We head to a local restuarant for food and drinks to celebrate the good, bad and ugly of the cricketing year. A few speeches by the Chairman, Captains and others are made and the best cricketers in the club awarded with trophies. 2017 sees the club heading to The Fludyers in Felixstowe. See where we went in the other years
Something that had been missing from the Nacton season was a good Tour. In 2013 and 2014 we held the Cricket Weekend over the August ank holiday weekend, but it was tought we should get on the road again in 2015. Both the tours to Norfolk in 2015 and Hertfordshire in 2016 were on a small scale, with an intention to get the clubs interest for touring back. To this end the 2017 Tour is planned to head for Worcestershire, somewhere the club has been before. More details of this tour can now be found on the website click on the link below
This event has turned in a pre-season favourite with the members of Nacton Cricket Club. The Race Night gets all the club together before the season gets going into full swing. A number of horse races are screened, and if you feel like it you can have a little flutter. A brilliant curry has been dished up by the Indian Palace Restaurant on the past evenings which is brilliant addition to the evening.