I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year and a great 2016. It should be an exciting year for Vinohrady as we'll be putting two teams out for all competitions meaning plenty of cricket for all our members. Here's a quick update:
1) New players
Firstly, I'd like to take the chance to welcome Tom, Matt, Sudesh and Ed to the club (apologies if I missed anyone!). As we're running two clubs in both the T20 and 40 over leagues, we're still on the lookout for players of all abilities. So, if you know anyone who might be keen to play then please let us know and get them involved.
2) New website address
Chris has sorted us out with a new web address (www.vinohradycricket.cz) which is considerably easier to remember and therefore easier to pass on to other people. It should also make it easier for different people to update it throughout the year. Please check it out for the full list of winter league fixtures.
3) Winter league
If you're suffering withdrawal symptoms then fear not, the Winter League starts on Sunday January 10th and runs through to mid-March. For those of you who haven't been reading carefully, the full fixtures are on the website - please note that it will be a Saturday or Sunday. We've entered two teams and we'll be in touch shortly with more details. We're also still trying to sort out winter nets so watch this space.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Here's to a successful 2016 on and off the pitch.
It's an exciting time for Vinohrady CC as - after a few successful outings over the last couple of months - have decided to launch our second team in the CMKS T20 competition for the first time.
At the Vinohrady Committee meeting held at Olse on 2nd June, Stephen "Robbo" Roberts was voted in unanimously as the first Vinohrady CC 2nd XI Captain. On his appointment, Robbo shared:
"Thanks all and I am honoured to be given the challenge of captaining the Vinohrady 2XI in the forthcoming T20 league. I hope that in having two teams in this competition it will be a great platform to challenge for bringing home the trophy once again. It will give fringe players the chance to prove they deserve a place in the 1st XI. It can help us become the driving force in development of cricket in Prague/Czech Republic. Hopefully it can give people a chance to develop their own abilities whilst getting actual game time. Most importantly though we will be able to give those who want to have fun playing cricket the chance to do so.
If anybody would like to join me celebrating my appointment to 2XI captain I will be at the Zizkov Beer festival on Saturday.
Exciting times ahead for the club - please all join us in wishing Robbo and the newly formed 2nd XI all the very best for the season ahead.
President, Vinohrady Cricket Club