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Chairman's update - 30th June  2021

Chairman's update - 30th June 2021

30 Jun 2021

A midsummer note to bring Members up to speed with things that are going on around the Club.


Firstly we have been assured that work on repairing the roof will commence on July 17th which will be a relief to us all as we are bound to get some monsoons before too long after the recent run of glorious weather. There have been difficulties in sourcing materials from abroad across the industry which is hardly surprising in these strange times. The Club will operate as normal whilst the work is done and who knows on July 19th we may be properly allowed out.


A few of our number have contracted the virus of late so it would be foolish to think that we are out of the woods yet. Please continue to observe the Hands/ Face/ Space mantra at all times.


On the field we have reached half way through the season – it is all to play for throughout the Club and we have it in our hands to achieve great things. On Monday night the Under 15`s won the Northumberland Vitality County Cup in an excellent game against South Northumberland. The spirit shown by both teams was excellent and we now progress into a National Competition and play the winners of the Scotland Group.


Director of Cricket Kyle Coetzer and Junior Coordinator Barry Pearson together with all the Volunteer Coaches continue to do a fantastic job with this vital part of our Club whilst Ty Buckley has made a real impression on the female side of BHCC Cricket. Onwards and Upwards but I must make a special mention of Mark Wright and his team of Activators who are leading our All Stars Effort on Friday evenings. Working with the `Littlies` requires heroic qualities believe me.


Martin Avery tells me the Squash Section is running smoothly and I am encouraged by the number of people I see using the Court during the day. Squashers tend to be a thirsty bunch which makes them especially valuable members of BHCC.


BHCC `Lappers` will have noticed that work has been carried out on the Tennis Courts and one of them is definitely now playable. This facility is for any of our Members who would enjoy a game –all we ask is you give the court a brush after you have finished. Thank you to Barry Evans for getting to grips with an area that was turning into an eyesore.


Janice Mussett has been a great success in re-introducing wakes to the Club and we are delighted with the service that she is able to offer. Boris says 50 can now attend which is at least step towards normality.


Enough for now – if you have any thoughts or practical suggestions please do not hesitate to get in touch as below.


Simon Lunn



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