Club Cricket Conference

Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

CCC centenary to include ECB match at Arundel Castle

By Charles Randall


12 February 2015


The Club Cricket Conference celebrate their centenary year in 2015 under the presidency of David Collier with a small programme of magnificent events, culminating with a tour to Grenada and Babados in November.

One of the highlights will be the CCC President's XI versus an ECB XI at the tranquil setting of Arundel Castle at the end of the summer. And Collier, as a former ECB chief executive, can be expected to rustle up some interesting opposition for this special fixture on 2 September.

A provisional player list has already been settled for the Caribbean tour. A strong squad, captained by Dan Yarnley, of Chessington CC, has been selected to reflect the expected high standard of opposition. And not surprisingly this two-week trip has attracted strong interest from supporters (see below).

The annual match against the MCC has been confirmed for Lord's on 20 August, together with a CCC v MCC Women's T20 on the Nursery Ground, within the usual schedule of games against county academies, county second teams and the British Police.  

The season will be launched in memorable style when Baroness Heyhoe Flint hosts a private dinner for CCC players and officials at the House of Lords.

Confirmed 2015 events

April 2: CCC players and officials dinner (House of Lords)

April 23: Golf day (Effingham GC)

August 20: MCC v CCC (Lord's); MCC Women v CCC Women T20 (Lord's)

September 2: CCC President's XI v ECB XI (Arundel Castle)

November 5-19: CCC tour of Grenada and Babados
November 12-19: CCC Women's and Veteran's tour to Barbados

November 30: CCC Annual Lunch (Lord's)

 

Additional re tour to Grenada and Barbados                                                               
If you would like to participate in this tour the details are as below:
 
Date: 5th - 19th November - split as follows:
5th -19th Grenada and Barbados
12th - 19th - Barbados only 

Package costs start from £1345pp* for Barbados only, and £1825pp* for Grenada & Barbados. (*based on 7 nights B&B, twin share at Sunbay / ** based on 5 nights in Grenada - Gem Beach resort - and 7 nights B&B in Barbados - Sunbay - twin share).

All packages include:
  • Return flights in economy inc. all taxes
  • Wonderful 3 & 4* accommodation
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Transfers to all CCC Representative team fixtures
  • Welcome function (with the chance to meet legends such as Sir Garfield Sobers, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes)
  • End of Tour function
  • BBQ at the Twenty20 day
  • Catamaran Cruise
  • Concierge services
 
There will be a social events programme put together and you will receive updates about this throughout the year.

The planned itinerary for the Full Representative squad is as follows:-

November 5:  Fly to Grenada
November 6:  Practice day
November 7:  Match 1 (Grenada representative side)
November 8:  Match 2 (Grenada representative side)
November 9:  Rest day / sightseeing / golf
November 10: Match 3 (Grenada representative side)
November 11: Fly to Barbados / rest day in Barbados
November 12: Match 4 (University of West Indies)
November 13: Match 5 (West Indies High Performance)
November 14: Rest day
November 15: Match 6/7 (T20 triangular tournament v Empire CC and Wanderers CC)
November  16: Match 8 (Combined Parish select XI)
November 17: Rest day (catamaran boat trip)
November 18: Match 9 (Barbados XI)
November 19: Fly to UK

The Tour Managers are as follows:-

Bill Bigmore - non playing tourists - jo1sykes@aol.com
Mark Stear - veterans - mark.stear@sportarabia.co.uk
Pauline Osborne - ladies - paul@osborne1947@freeserve.co.uk
Simon Prodger - representative side - siprodger@hotmail.com

All replies should be directed to the CCC office - ccc@club-cricket.co.uk