Gerrards Cross Cricket Club

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Overseas Player - WE NEED YOUR HELP

30 Jan 2020


Dear Member,

As we edge closer to the start of the Cricket season, we urgently require assistance with accommodation for our overseas player.

We have, for some years, invited players from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to spend the summer with Gerrards Cross CC playing for the First Team and helping with the junior section. Last year we were lucky to have David Cleary from Perth who was a hugely enthusiastic coach and excellent cricketer who scored 600 league runs. At the moment we are in talks with a couple of Australians in the 22–26 age range and hopefully we will be in a position to confirm one of them in the next couple of weeks.

The plan would be for the overseas player to arrive sometime during the week of the 20th April and to return home soon after the last League game which is on Saturday 5th September.

As you can appreciate, we cannot firm up arrangements without a generous member of the club housing this young man for the season. To allay any concerns, we undertake a great deal of due diligence and overseas players come to us through word of mouth. Without exception these guys are incredibly self sufficient and tend to be out of the house most evenings coaching and playing at weekends. They are courteous, helpful and they are responsible for their own food/cleaning etc.

If you or anyone you know (ideally in close proximity to the club or in the GX, Chalfont area) would be interested, even for half of the season, we would love to hear from you and would be incredibly grateful.

Please could you contact the following:

Richard Graham - Email:  Mobile: 07771 664658
Peter Westaway (Chairman) – Email:  Mobile: 07788 414793

Hope you can help us out.

Many Thanks,
Peter and Richard