A plea from @Jut15

Our very own Justin Thomas, ex Welsh rugby international, part-time cricketer, Head of PE At Bassleg School, a sort of a Miskin Joe Wicks, is looking for support for his school in their virtual Gwent clash with Tredegar.  Time is running out, please get on Twitter and support the team.  Remember, it’s for for kids.

A message from our Junior Coordinator – Keith Davies

A message from Keith Davies:

Hi Everybody,

Below are details of what should have been happening at Miskin Cricket Club starting on Saturday, May 16.

The purpose of this information is to let everybody know what a fantastic cricket club we have at Miskin and to appeal to everybody within the club, senior and junior sections, to help out where and when they can to get everything up and running, once this awful pandemic goes away and Cricket Wales gives us the go ahead to restart.

Please take care everybody and keep safe.

All the best,

Keith Davies

2020  Cricket at Miskin

Saturday, May 16:

9.00 – 11.00, Years 3 & 4 Under 9 coaching session.

1st v Pentyrch (Away)  Division 1.                             2nd v Lisvane (Home)  Division 3.

3rd v Penarth  (Away)   Division 7               4th v Mountain Ash 2nds( Home)  Division 12

Sunday, May 17:

10.00 – 13.00. 3 teams from Miskin play in under 9 festivals, each team at a different venue involving 4 clubs playing soft ball cricket matches. These festivals are often hosted at Miskin.

14.00   1st v Baglan (Away) Village Cup.

13.30. Mid. Glam Under 11 v Carmarthen (with a large number of Miskin players)

Monday, May 18: 2 teams Under 11 playing in the Cardiff & Vale League.

Tuesday, May 19: 2 teams Under 13 playing in the Cardiff & Vale League

Wednesday, May 20: Senior and Under 15 practice.

Thursday, May 21: 1 team Under 15 playing in the Cardiff & Vale League

Friday, May 22:   17.00 – 18.00: Practice for years 1 & 2 (Under 7 group) with older junior cricketers supervising skill stations

18.00 – 20.00: Practice for years 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Under 11  & 13 groups)

Cricket Centre: Throughout April, May and June, our cricket centre had been booked by Mid. Glam. County and Cricket Wales for a total of 14 hrs each week.

Dynamos and All Stars cricket was due to start early July.

Under 15 girls and senior ladies festivals were due to take place throughout the season.

 

 

 

Welsh Blood Service

The @Welsh Blood Service will be visiting Llantrisant Leisure centre in  May and we need your support.💪

If you are fit and well please click on the link below to book a convenient day and time. Blood Donation is classed as essential travel.

Please support your local session in these unprecedented times to continue vital supply of platelets and blood products.💕

Please click on this link to book an appointment there will be NO walk-in slots available   https://wbs.wales/LlanMiscCC

 

Cricket Wales Statement – 11th May 2020

Many members of the cricket family will no doubt be aware of various media reports following both FM Drakeford’s and PM Johnson’s addresses over the last few days, regarding their nation’s respective response to Coronavirus, which included the announcement of some significant impending easing of lockdown rules in England.

While some clarity is starting to filter through in respect of how sport and exercise might be undertaken in socially-distanced and restricted groups in England ONLY, Cricket Wales would like to reiterate that there has been no material change in restrictions on sports activity – including cricket – in Wales; In Wales, while members of the public are now permitted to leave the home to take exercise more than once per day, such exercise should still begin and end at home, and should be undertaken locally to your home.

Cricket Wales are in dialogue with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and with our partners at Sport Wales, the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) and the Welsh Government in respect of the on-going situation, including how cricket activity might be safely undertaken when lockdown restrictions are eventually eased in Wales. Until then, we sadly have to remind the cricket family that cricket activities should remain suspended in Wales, in line with Welsh Government restrictions

Cricket Wales staff remain at the disposal of our members and participants; We will continue to support our clubs and communities in whatever way we are asked, and for as long as this situation continues, to ensure that cricket comes back stronger when we are permitted to return.  We also invite the cricket community to continue to consult our website and social channels for the most up-to-date information and advice.

Stay safe, everyone – and please Stay Home wherever possible.

Leshia Hawkins

Chief Executive / Prif Weithredwr

Membership Update

The management committee met last night (via Zoom) and discussed amongst other things, membership subscriptions.  The club remains in a solid financial position and recognising that a number of our members are likely facing financial hardship as a result of the ongoing pandemic, a decision has been taken to continue with the suspension of membership fees.

All existing members, that is those who were members last season, continue to be members of the club.  If any existing members were not planning to renew their membership this season and no longer wish to be members, please can you email the adminstrative secretary, Rob Wilkins.

Whilst no cricket is being played at present, the club is busy preparing for the time when we will be able to start playing again.  There is a real committment within the club to make as much us of the facilties and time available to us as possible once the season commences.  Ideas such as cricket festivals, back to back junior games during August and extending the playing season to the end of September or early October are all being considered.  When we are in a position to make firm decisions, we will let you know.

In the interim, please stay safe and look after your loved ones.

 

Support the NHS with CMS Teamwear

Our good friends at CMS teamwear have launched an initiative for local sports clubs to support the NHS by purchasing a “Thank you NHS” t-shirt with your team logo on it.  We are proud to have signed up to this great scheme.

T shirts are £10 each, £4 from each sale going direct to the NHS.  Please show your support for the NHS and for MMCC by purchasing a Miskin “Thank you NHS” t-shirt from CMS’s dedicated online shop

 

A polite request – please stay off the ground

Miskin Manor Cricket Club is private land and whilst enjoyed by many, especially from the village, and especially over the past few weeks whilst the weather has been dry, at present we are in the process of spraying weed killer and fertiliser on the square and the outfield.  In the circumstances, please could you keep off the ground at least for a few days to allow this work to be completed.