Firstly, best wishes to everyone. I know that there has been some illness amongst members and their families and wish a speedy recovery to all affected. Similarly, our thoughts are with those caring for family or friends, self-isolating or otherwise facing serious challenges. I am also hugely aware of the massive commitments which continue to be made by a host of members, whether as key workers or in volunteer roles - thank you again for all your efforts.
We clearly await news on when our season can start, but in the meantime there is still lots on which to update people and the next (bumper) edition of the Club’s Newsletter, Fourth Slip, will be with you shortly. Do take a look.
One item that will be covered is the launch of our May 100 Club draw, organised again by the indefatigable Sophie Dorman - get yourself a square (or more...) before they all go. Details in Fourth Slip.
In addition, we will be making pre-season Wednesday nights “NLCC quiz night” - starting next Wednesday 15 April, 8.30pm to 10.00pm. First one to be via Zoom - please email email@example.com ASAP if you are interested in participating (including names of any others you also anticipate getting involved) and we will get invitations out by Monday, also explaining the format and “protocol”. A chance to stay in touch with each other and pit your wits.
Sam Bardon is doing a fantastic job with a daily news item on Instagram (@northlondoncricket). Do join and follow - there’s something for everyone.
Juniors should all be receiving regular training films and challenges (the latter also finding their way to Instagram). Please let me know if for some reason you are not getting these.
We will continue to keep a flow of information coming through. Do let us know if you have any ideas, whether on this or other ways you can help the Club. These are difficult times for many - and of course challenging for NLCC itself. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Above all, stay safe and look after yourselves and your families.