Hello to all members, parents, visitors & players, past and present,
I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this challenging time. I wanted to give an update on the club, what steps we have taken to manage the situation and what 2020 may look like for WsMCC.
Firstly, I would like to thank all the members who continue to pay membership and make vice president donations for 2020, this is hugely appreciated and helps enormously. My thanks must also to the Bar & Finance committee, who, over the last few weeks, have worked through all the services the club uses to pause, cancel, negotiate and manage the costs as best we can. Bar Manager Sandra has also done a great job with our bar, dealing with suppliers and shuting down effectively. A huge team effort from all. This leaves the club in a stable position to weather the storm and re open for business, on and off the field, when safe to do so.
Cricket wise, the ECB have announced a cessation of all cricket activity until 28th May, and we have had excellent communication from Somerset Cricket Board about this and any opportunities for support. At time of writing, we expect further details from leagues and the ECB to follow in the next few weeks, and we will update players and members with any information we recieve as soon as we get it.
If you have booked your child on to the All Stars Cricket program with us, your kit packs are being sent out this week, so you can get practising ready for these sessions to hopefully take place later in the year. More details when we have them.
2020 is our 175th anniversary year, and the calendar of events and celebrations is of course on hold at this time. When the time is right, rest assured we will consider the best way to join together to celebrate this. In the meantime, our club historian Roger Webber has been hard at work on the history of the club, so please look out for photos and articles to come over the next weeks. In the meantime, below is a team from 1919, one of the oldest squad photograph we can find! Click here for the first article from Roger, a History of the Club from 1845 - 1866. Thanks to Rog for his sterling work.
At this time sport is far less important than the challenges families, NHS and key workers are facing every day. As custodians of the club for a few short years in its 175-year history, we will be ready to come together as friends and families, as a WsMCC community, to add our own footnotes to those who came before.
Best wishes, please stay safe and well, and I look forward to seeing you all soon.