Merton Cricket Club
9 Jan 2023
To help every Merton match day keep to a great standard, we'd like to hear from you - or someone you know that would like to help, such as a family member or friend - if you can help with this summer.
BEHIND THE SCENES - WE NEED YOU!!!
There's a lot that goes into putting together a successful season, and that's the tasks to go into making each and every match day a fun and enjoyable experience. Organisation is key.
To help every Merton match day keep to a great standard, we'd like to hear from you - or someone you know that would like to help, such as a family member or friend - if you can help with the following summer tasks:-
Every Saturday and Sunday, we provide an excellent spread for both teams to enjoy - and ours are better than most! (he said, modestly). A budget is set at the start of the season, which is handed over to the tea provider on the eve of a game, which they then spend on all the ingredients that go into a superb tea. Those players are never expected to run this themselves, and so we're looking to recruit anyone interested to dedicate three or four hours on either a Saturday or a Sunday to make teas for our teams and oppositions. It could be a mum, a dad, an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, friend - all are welcome!
MATCH DAY SCORERS
Sometimes seen as even scarier than going out to umpire for ten overs a week, scoring can actually be a satisfying pastime for those interested in how an innings of cricket works and is recorded. We have a few of these "badgers" already at the club, but there are free online courses on scoring that anybody unsure of how it works can take - and so if you, or someone you know (youngsters wanting to learn, anyone retired etc), would be interested in finding out more, reply to this email, and we'll point you in the right direction!
We would also love to see more family and friends come to watch the cricket. Merton CC has always prided itself on its inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere, so don't be afraid to bring your nearest and dearest for the odd day at the cricket (even if they'll judge you far more harshly than your team-mates for padding up to a straight one and having your off stump knocked back towards Raynes Park).