Woman at helm of cricket club

SHERINGHAM CC has started 2009 with a new chairperson. Tracy Blackiston has become the first female to take on the role, replacing the retiring Robin Goodfellow who has served the club loyally in a variety of positions over the last 29 years.

SHERINGHAM CC has started 2009 with a new chairperson. Tracy Blackiston has become the first female to take on the role, replacing the retiring Robin Goodfellow who has served the club loyally in a variety of positions over the last 29 years.

Tracy runs Morston Hall Hotel and Restaurant with her husband Galton.

The aim is to continue the good work and with the help of the members to build on a hugely successful 2008 season and to continue the outstanding progress the club has made over recent years.

Last year saw great success for both senior and junior teams. The club's first X1 gained promotion from Norfolk Alliance Division Two; a second successive promotion meaning that they will now play in Division One for the first time in 2009.


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The club is also hoping that the junior section can build upon the remarkable success achieved during 2008.

Sheringham has proven itself to have one of the most successful junior set up in the county, with last year seeing the under-13s pick up two county titles.

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They went on to fight their way through to the national finals of the MCC National Club Championship, where they finished seventh, after starting out as one of 1,800 teams in the competition.

The under-15s were also crowned county champions to cap a memorable season.

Preparations for 2009 are already well under way, with winter nets now starting. They are being held at Gresham's School every week at 6pm, alternating between with juniors and seniors. Sunday, March 1 is a senior night, and the next junior session is this weekend, Sunday February 22.

New players both senior and junior are wanted to help boost all sides for 2009, with anyone more than welcome to come along.

The club would also like to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in the club in any capacity - whether that would be helping with the running of the club, mowing the outfield, making teas or scoring.

If you would like more information contact acting secretary Stuart Smith on 01263 825176, or email smiths@beeston85.freeserve.co.uk

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