Boughton News July

Boughton CC: Season 2017 Update
Exciting things have been happening down at Boughton Cricket Club this season! Fresh from our spectacular fundraising efforts to construct our new pavilion, we are now officially playing in the Norfolk Cricket League. We now have teams playing three formats: a 1st XI playing League matches most Saturdays, a Sunday XI playing selected friendly fixtures, and a midweek T20 side playing our extremely popular 20 over friendlies for a hit and a giggle.
Our big move this season into League Cricket saw us enter the Norfolk Division 4 West, after a very successful recruitment drive in the winter attracted some talented new players into the club. The new 1st XI, captained by Ash Legge, is off to a flyer and has already recorded 3 wins from the first 6 games. We are now ominously poised mid-table, ready to make our play for league leadership in the second half of the season!
The Sunday XI plays a more ‘relaxed’ brand of cricket on, you guessed it… Sundays, allowing youngsters to combine with our seasoned veterans to enjoy and develop their cricket. Fixtures include local teams such as Castle Rising and Gooderstone, with a prestige fixture against the dons of Jesus College, Cambridge! Amongst our biggest successes have been our midweek T20 games, playing fixtures against sides as exotic as Downham Curry Club, The President’s XI (what, The Donald?), Albanwise and Fawcett Fen Farmers. Young and oldsters alike love this exciting fast-moving format played out on a summer’s evening – followed by cheeky beers all round (for the adults) while the sun sets.
Of course, none of this could happen without the efforts of key people behind the scenes. The players owe a lot to the efforts of David Cooper and Steve Short for turning what was a ploughed field a few years ago into a stunning cricket ground – our “Theatre of Dreams” as we like to call it! Also our Club Patrons Rosemary, and the late Alan Wilkinson, without whose generosity and support we would not have been able to build the club, its fine new pavilion and our beautiful ground. Lastly, our illustrious committee that keeps the club rolling, raises the vital funding, decorates the new pavilion and puts lovely teas on the table at all our matches. Look out for our cricket ‘event’ fundraiser coming later in the season – you won’t want to miss it!
Boughton CC is keen to attract new players, young and old, and spectators too! Our ground can be found halfway down the Wretton Road, through the gate on the left. We also have regular Net practice most Tuesday evenings from 6pm. If you would like to play, or just start with some practice, please contact Club Chairman Steve Short on 07768 807534 or email us at info@boughtoncricketclub.co.uk – we would love to have you on the team!

Wereham News – April

 
Wereham Open Gardens

This year our Open Gardens will be on Sunday June 18th. As many of you know this is an important fundraiser for the church and helps towards the running costs.
I have promises from several people to open their gardens again but it would be brilliant to have some new gardens too. They don’t have to be show gardens, our lovely visitors just enjoy walking round, meeting everybody and picking up ideas. So please have a think about it and feel free to have a chat about opening your garden.
Or if you would like to help in any way either before or on the day please contact me.
Hope to hear from you……….
Lizzie Baddock 500233
Please would you remember our plant stall if you are dividing plants or seedlings and if you have any spare you could pot up for us to sell?
Also any surplus ornamental pots that you may have that can be potted up or garden related items are useful.
Ronnie’s plant stall is always popular and helps immensely towards our overall total for the day.
Thanks
Lizzie Baddock

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WHAT DOES THE DOCTOR THINK THIS MONTH?

 

I am sorry folks, but this will be a short article. Head Office and I have been In Birmingham Children’s Hospital for most of the week as our 11 year old grandson was suddenly called in for extensive heart surgery to correct multiple congenital abnormalities. As you can imagine, there was great stress, a seven hour operation and, as I write some 48 hours after surgery, he is struggling a bit and they still have him unconscious. It is a mightily impressive hospital with a wonderful staff. As you can imagine, writing this article was well down the list of priorities but it is now three hours to the deadline at midnight on the 14th so here we go.
There is little else to report. The house sale has excited little interest and we are spending most of our time in Feltwell. We have half our stuff in the Worcestershire new house and the other half is still in Feltwell. Predictably, we are always looking for stuff which turns out to be in the other property.
One or two good jokes have come my way recently and I recall one or two others from the distant past so here we go.
Apple have invented a new computer chip that can store and play stereo music in women’s breast implants. Called the I t*t, they are sold in pairs and will sell for about £500 the pair. No longer will those ladies be able to complain about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

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Wereham News – May

Wereham Open Gardens

This year our Open Gardens will be on Sunday June 18th. As many of you know this is an important fundraiser for the church and helps towards the running costs.
I have promises from several people to open their gardens again but it would be brilliant to have some new gardens too. They don’t have to be show gardens, our lovely visitors just enjoy walking round, meeting everybody and picking up ideas. So please have a think about it and feel free to have a chat about opening your garden.
Or if you would like to help in any way either before or on the day please contact me.
Hope to hear from you……….
Lizzie Baddock 500233
Please would you remember our plant stall if you are dividing plants or seedlings and if you have any spare you could pot up for us to sell?
Also any surplus ornamental pots that you may have that can be potted up or garden related items are useful.
Ronnie’s plant stall is always popular and helps immensely towards our overall total for the day.
Thanks
Lizzie Baddock
NEW MEMBERS
Neighbourhood watch helps reduce burglary, anti-social behaviour and other crimes. As a member you will be notified of crimes which happen in order that you can take steps to prevent yourself becoming a victim. As a member some insurance companies also lower their household premiums.
If you are interested in joining our Neighbourhood watch, please contact Sandra Calvert on 01366 500507 or email stuart@calvertstuart.wanadoo.co.uk where she will put you in touch with your local co-coordinator. The cost of joining is a one off payment of £3.00.

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STOKE FERRY & DISTRICT LADIES GROUP

Minutes of the meeting held on April 5th
Mrs Armsby welcomed 18 members.
APOLOGIES were received from Sheila Smith, Mavis Smith, Marjorie Stevens, Alice ball & Jean Carter.
Minutes of the last meeting were read & signed.
Mrs Elsey informed members of the limits of our insurance with Jack high, which only apply to our meetings in the hall. For outings we will be reliant on our Public liability.
Mrs Horgen presented a birthday card to Pam Cann. Mrs Hearne offered to deliver one to Marjorie Stevens. There will be 4 birthdays in May.
The May meeting will be Gypsie’s quiz night.
ROTAS for May
TEAS Jean Carter & Yvonne Self.
DOOR & RAFFLE Hazel Hearne & Anita Horgen
VOT Doris Armsby
Mrs Gillian Smith said that following the low attendance at the June BBQ last year, it would not be viable to have a caterer in. Members decided to have a fish & chip supper, which will be ordered in advance, & collected from the shop in Stoke Ferry.
Mrs Armsby then introduced Wendy Hodson & her husband Philip. One day in May 2015 Wendy decided that it was time that she did something meaningful & outside her comfort zone, so she registered for a charity cycle ride in Vietnam & Cambodia , and she didn’t even own a bike! This was soon remedied & she began training. In Feb 2017 she flew to join her fellow cyclists in Vietnam. Over 6 days they cycled 429 km, finishing in Angkor Wat. As she spoke, Philip showed slides of the beautiful scenery, poor villages & elaborate temples. Wendy raised £4055 for womenvcancer, & the whole event raised £1,314000.00p. They were thanked by Carol Thulbourne.
The raffle was won by Gillian Smith, Gypsie Duncan & Ann Prodromou.
The meeting ended at 9.15
Claire Lankfer
(secretary)