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July 2002 Newsletter

Sportsman's Dinner
Graham Lloyd has agreed to speak at the club's Sportsmans Dinner which will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 16th August beginning at 7.30pm. The comedian will be Bobby Bender. Tickets will be limited to just 70.

Chairman Peter Barratt said:"Don't be late in getting your tickets. Let's make this a real moneyspinner which is needed for development projects."

Family Fun Day
The annual Family Fun Day will be on Bank Holiday Monday August 26th. Ideas for games, tombola prizes and volunteers to help on the day are urgently needed. Please contact Rod Kenyon on 387864. An early attraction promises to be an inter league Under 11s match between the Lancashire League and the Ribblesdale League.

Professional Andre Seymore will be staying at Accrington until the end of the season. Andre had been due to go home to prepare for the South African season at the end of August, but he has decided to stay on and finish the season at Accrington. Andre's wife has arrived in town this week. See Ask Andre

New Treasurer
The Cricket Section has a new Treasurer. The recently married Karen Stephenson has taken over from Alven Burrows who was due to stand down in September.

Mrs Ivy Heap
The Club sends its deepest sympathies to Roy Heap and family at this sad time.

The new track suits sponsored by Fraser Eagle Management Services are now in production. There will be 25 sets for 1st and most 2nd eleven players. Anyone wishing to order additional tops should contact Ian Wilson by email at: Please check your size and give details when ordering. The price will be advertised on the website along with delivery dates.

None of our sides are having much luck in the league but the cup has been a different story. The seconds are through to the 2nd XI Cup Final for the second time in three seasons and will play Ramsbottom at home on Saturday August 3rd. Read Lenny's match report on the club website. A karaoke has been booked for the post match celebrations. The A Team are through to the semi final of the Harry Wood Cup and will play Kashmir at Bullough Park on Sunday July 7th.

Tariq Hussain hit his maiden Lancashire League half century and went on to score a magnificent unbeaten 70 in a great win at Burnley. Paul Clifford also hit his maiden league half century for the club against Ramsbottom.

The Under 11s have so far won 1 and lost 3 matches. Reports of these matches and a special Under 11s section can be found on the club website. All our junior sides have suffered due to the weather. The Under 15s have won 5, lost 1 and had 4 games abandoned and the Under 13s have won 4, lost 1 and had 1 abandoned.

Pool competition
Details of a club Pool Competition open to all members will be advertised on the noticeboard in the clubhouse shortly.

Duncan Warburton is taking orders for cricket sweaters and shirts in club colours. Club caps are also available at 8 each and Lancs League ties, priced at 5 can also be obtained from Duncan. New club pens are also available for only 50 pence.

Please support the club in raising funds for the future by subscribing to The Great Weather Lottery. For just 1 per week you can win up to 10,000 per day. For details contact Peter Barratt (234666).

Thanks from the committee
Our thanks to Arthur for the gate on the Huncoat Wall and to Marion Ormerod for her continued work with raffles. And may we bring to your attention the wonderful work being done by the new team of ladies in the tearoom who are now open all hours, great food and great service.

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