Mr Chairman and Gentlemen

You will be aware of the upcoming indoor nets sessions but this is by way of confirmation:

Indoor nets begin at The Downs School, Wraxall this Sunday at 8.00pm. Indoor non-marking soles are needed.

Cost is £3.00 per hour (subject to Treasurer's confirmation) to cover for the outlay on net hire so bring the cash with you without fail.

The full schedule of dates is below:

15 Feb 8pm till 9pm
22 Feb 6pm till 7pm
1 Mar 6pm till 7pm
8 Mar 8pm till 9pm
15 Mar 6pm till 7pm
22 Mar 8pm till 9pm

Be aware the 6pm starts are followed by another club at 7pm so do not be late as time will be at a premium.

The hall is empty after our 8pm sessions so there may well be scope for run-on.

This is an important season with severe challenges ahead so do be there to get yourself into top conditioning mentally and physically alongside performers of all standards, graded not by reputation but by 2009 displayed playing strength.

Email Lyndon Prendergast at or your squad leaders to confirm you will be there and that you will be part of Big Things due to happen in 2009 with:

- 1st XI and 2ndXI both promoted to the top tier Bristol & District Senior Division, [1st XI Alastair McArthur] [2nd XI Ijaz Shafi and Jeff Astle ]

- 3rd XI battling in the Sunday North Somerset League [Steven Pursey] and

- Sunday Non-League XI with an array of attractive fixtures [John Skinner ]

- Midweek XI with afternoon tour games and evening 20 overs [Paul Duffy ]

Contact any of the above to get yourself into a squad and be there at nets on Sunday.

And bring a friend.

And your £3.00.

Squad Leaders - call up your soldiers and get them into battalions.

There are also 2 playing spots left (and unlimited off-field particpator places available) for the annual International Central European Indoor Wintercup in Vienna Austria hosted by the Vienna Cricket Club from Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March 2009.

This is the 5th successive year that Failand & Portbury CC has been invited to participate in this hectic weekend programme of games, dinners and drinking through the night. Likely oppositions include Vienna CC (in effect the Austrian National Indoor Cricket Team), Berlin CC, Graz CC (from Austria), Elveston CC (former National Village champions from Durham and winners last 2 years), Prague CC and Bessbrough CC from Northants.

Most people are going out by peanuts Ryanair flight Bristol to Bratislava on Thursday night 26th February and coming back by similar peanuts Easyjet or Ryanair flight on the Monday. Accommodation is £18.00 per head at the Ruthensteiner Hostel .

Your contact to get on the trip is Tour Manager George Humphreys - email him now on .

Both Indoor Nets Wraxall and Vienna Tournament:

Don't hang about! Get yourself signed up pronto for schnitzels, pretzels and indoor netzels.

Robert Humphreys
Club Secretary 2009



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