Please remember…keep your captains informed

As we’re now less than a week away from our first thrashing match of the season please remember that the availability tool is there to help your captains out. If you haven’t seen it yet go and have a look and please, if you can, use it every week. It really is a help when organising a team for the weekend if the captains know who’s available.

Go here:

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Groundwork – Saturday 9th April – 10.00-12.00

A reminder to you all about the groundwork tomorrow (Saturday) – we need as many of you as possible to come along please and help get the ground ready for the season. It’ll only take a couple of hours of your morning, starting at 10.00am.

See you there!

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Updown goes down!

Now there’s more than just a few cracks on the wicket as overnight a large hole that can really be only described as a crater has devestated the ECC ground.

Coal mining shafts from the disused Bettshanger colliery run underground all around the area and it is believed that one of these shafts collapsed in the night.

Emergency services last night were also battling to stop Updown house from careening into the abyss as the collapse of the shaft was moving towards the house.

More news to follow soon.


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A note about the nets…

Just a quick note to those attending nets at the St Lawrence Cricket ground next Tuesday, that the entrance to the ground by the Bat and Ball is currently closed. Access for the next few weeks will be off Nackington Road.

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Annual Dinner Invitation



Eastry Cricket Club Annual Dinner 2011



You are cordially invited to our 2011 Annual Dinner at Eastry Village Hall on Saturday 9th April 2011, 7pm for 7.30pm.


Prawn Cocktail or Vegetable Soup


Roast Stuffed Chicken Breast or Steak & Ale Pie

or Vegetarian Option


Cherry Cheesecake or Bread & Butter Pudding

Tickets £20 each*

RSVP by Friday 1 April at the latest, confirm names of guests and menu choices to Telephone: 01304 614219 (eve); E-mail:



Meals cancelled after Tuesday 5 April must be paid for.

* Cheques made payable to ‘Eastry Cricket Club’.

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The new look ECC website goes live!

Evening all.

After a few beverages very important meeting in the local hostelry this evening, Eastry Cricket Club are pleased to announce the all new, spangly and fantastic website!

What is new I hear you ask??!!

Well, for starters, each member of the committee will have access to updating the website (committee members will be contacted with details in due course) which will mean more content, regular match reports, fixture updates and news hot off the press. For micro-blogging fans there is and ECC twitter feed, you can subscribe to an RSS feed to have all the updates delivered into your inbox and the site is fully searchable should you need to look up some old info. You can post comments after each item posted on the website and start conversations with other users. In short, the new site is much more user-friendly and hopefully it will be used more regularly than the previous incarnation.

Also please note there is an Upcoming Fixtures/Dates panel on the right of the new website – fairly self explanatory – it will give info on the next 5 important dates and fixtures that are in the ECC calendar.

The Availability tool is also included and updated and will hopefully be used more regularly to help the captains with their team selection each week.

The address for the website remains the same –

If you still see the old website please refresh your browser and this should bring up the new look site. You may notice a small change in the web address displayed in the new site but this is purely an administrative thing and the old address will still be fine to use.

We hope you enjoy the new ECC online experience and here’s to a great 2011 season!




Eastry Cricket Club

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