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OOCC Winter Nets January 2020

**** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CRICKET NETS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ****
**** PLEASE STAY SAFE ALL ****

OLD OWENS CRICKET CLUB WINTER NETS

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   at 
HERTFORDSHIRE SPORTS VILLAGE 
de HAVILLAND CAMPUS, HATFIELD BUSINESS PARK, HATFIELD, AL10 9EU 

Starts Thursday 23rd January 2019
from 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
(2nd & 3rd team players only)

New members are most welcome and for further information please contact Andy Battersby (2nd XI Team Captain) on 07780 611403 or Ian Tyler (3rd  XI Team Captain) on 07826 896005.

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OOCC Spring General Meeting 26th March 2019 – Minutes

Old Owens Cricket Club Spring General Meeting 26 March 2019 – Minutes held at Old Owens Sports Club.

Start Time: 7.15pm

 

 Item

 Lead

 Action

1.

Welcome, attendance and apologies

Apologies:
Ricci Acchilini, Robin Gupta, Gavin Flook, Alan Hunter, Richard Baker, Emma Fazakerley, Kishan Changlani, Jim Clark, Rory Allan, Ralph Lane, Mark McKinstry, Lewis Hollett, Nama Paropkari, Mick Bungey, Chris Whitworth, Robert Sibley

Attendees:  Tim Lane, Shaun Flook, Brad Lane, Fiona Lane, Sharon Martin, Debbie Palmer, Ian Tyler, Tony Palmer, John Nelson, Ken Rowswell, Chris Palmer,

 

 

2.

Matters arising from Annual General Meeting

  • chasing up on non-payers – 3’s had some success

  • lunch & tea catering at home sorted

    evening with a Prem umpire  – didn’t happen but Brad to gauge the need, will probably discuss laws etc with team after a well attended net

 Shaun

Brad to ensure 1’s fully abreast of laws, regs and etiquettes in Championship

3.

Feedback from League AGM

All proposed changes were voted as to our preferences. 2’s and 3’s will start at 1.00pm and play 90 overs, 1’s play half 50/50’s (coloured clothing and pink balls) and half 120 over games (Special Dukes balls), wide rule did not change at any level and in lower divisions remains a gentleman’s agreement between captains (we will put indicative lines down), 1’s when playing away do not pay for teas

 Tim

 

4.

Accounts & Finances

  • Bakes gave apologies but provided the accounts, which were available to view but were not circulated prior to the meeting due to a problem sending emails from Play Cricket

  • Subs agreed at £100 or £50 (unemployed/young people).

  • We have £6170 in the account – committed to £5000 spend on junior cricket this year, so we are committed to raising £5000. VP letter has been sent to VP’s and in turn will be sent to all members offering opportunities to sponsor BBQ’s, balls, whole match day. Not getting an overseas player in the form of Dan St Clair.

  • The accounts were approved by the meeting and those present thanked Bakes in his absence.

 Tim

 

 5.

Captain’s updates

  • Brad – Nets been well attended, at least one new recruit from the Uni, one from Langford, one more from Haileybury, potential for some strong players for 2’s as 1’s squad should be a bit deeper, though no overseas.

  • Nothing from 2’s – Bats is captain and Naman Parapkari is vice captain

3’s – nothing to report – Ian pleased with what he heard about the higher 11’s and juniors

 Brad

 Ian

 

 6.

Junior Cricket

  • Jim Clarke, our Cricket Development Officer has been in to 13 schools and soon to start cricket days in some schools. Being paid £450 a month

  • 29 April = Junior Registration Day

  • Monday evenings will be juniors evening

  • Information on brilliant (thanks to Jordan Carter and Inner Media) new website oldowenscricketclub.co.uk as well as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

  • All members should read The Only Way Is Owens (TOWIO)

    There have been several well attended meetings about junior section and if anyone wants notes or more information they can contact Shaun

 Tim

 Shaun

 

 7.

Welfare Officer update

  • Sharon not yet able to approve online verification but has requested access and a list of online verifiers – SM will be here on juniors registration day (29 April)

Tim has a spreadsheet of all who have been checked and need checks etc

 Sharon

 Martin

SM to send out guidance & arrange to be accessible for all who need checking

 8.

Facilities and Grounds update

  • Ward Amenities started November 2018 – Edward Clarke (golf green-keeping experience) now employed by Ward and lives onsite, to be mentored by Rick Martin

  • Groundforce weekend is 20/21 April (with 27/28 if necessary)

  • Tim has taken delivery of a load of timber for the wooden sightscreens, which need to be painted etc this Saturday morning

  • New accessories for covers ordered

  • Football goals coming down on 15 April (Ralph coordinating)

  • With a £1000 grant from the Cricket World Cup Club fund we have extended the wi-fi, bought a printer/scanner and a laminator

  • Ground hire – Saturdays on pitch 2 when 3’s away will beFinchley 3’s, on Sundays Finchley Ladies will be on pitch 1, on Sundays pitch will be used by Archway Ladder and Rosslyn most Sundays, County Seniors playing again midweek and we are considering hosting County juniors.

Men’s toilets – was discussed at our AGM. No positive news. Budget  was £5000, quotes have been £18-20,000 so far, Tim has asked about the Association bond being drawn down but this has been decided against

 Tim Lane

 Duckworth Lewis display – slots to be created (Tim)

9.

Tour update

Sunday 26 to Tuesday 28 May. Hotel all booked. Around 20 in the tour party, including ample players for 2 fixtures. However, we have not yet got a fixture for the Sunday (Reepham is the Monday). Intention is to play golf Tuesday.

 Shaun

 Brad trying Saffron Walden,

Shaun trying all and sundry

10.

Fixture card

  • League starting 1 week later this year, on 11 May, ends 7 September

  • 27 April – 1’s home vs Cockfosters, rest of club intra club on pitch 2

  • 4 May – 1’s in T20, rest of club home vs Harpenden XI (thanks to Alan Hunter)

  • 19 May – Club Day – open day

  • Ralph has again offered to arrange a fixture vs the school

Naman has offered to try to arrange some Sunday matches if there is demand

 Tim/Fiona

Ralph/Fiona to have card printed off (and update VP’s list)

11.

Fund Raising / Social Events

  • Quiz night Friday 10 May arranged by Emma and Katie – £5 per person (£10 inc food), teams of 6, looking for 10 teams, bring friends and family, prizes

  • Family Activity Day – July or August Sunday

  • Inaugural Fantasy Cricket League – £20 per team, prizes, all funds to juniors

  • Tim has made connections with the Owens Parents Association and sponsored a race in a pending race night on behalf of the Junior section

Robin Gupta has kindly agreed to sponsor an entire match day (per Tim’s letter to VP’s mentioned above)

 

All to come to quiz and arrange teams

Chris Whitworth to deliver Fantasy League

12.

Cricket World Cup Club Weekend

  • Should happen during World Cup (30 May to 14 July) with 7-9 June recommended nationally

    Maybe amalgamate with Family Activity Day – ask Jamie George if Saracens can arrange a 6 a side on a Friday?

 Shaun

 Shaun to coordinate

13.

Any Other Business

  • VP lunch 5 April at The Mercer on Threadneedle Street – thanks to Mark McKinstry for arranging again

  • 100th anniversary in 2024 – plans already started, with Lisa Takahashi (Keith Freeman’s daughter) having agreed to paint the ground which will be available to buy as a print, Rob Sibley has agreed in principle to arrange a tour of the West Indies, a 2024 Committee will be set up in due course

  • Ian Tyler agreed to arrange a midweek game

Ken Rowswell proposed that player promotion and being dropped is confirmed verbally rather than via text / WhatsApp etc – the meeting agreed with this

 Shaun

Ian to arrange midweek game

Shaun to inform absent captains and vices about etiquette for moving players up & down XI’s

Old Owens F.C. Vets Fixtures – 22nd March 2020

**** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) MATCHES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ****
**** PLEASE STAY SAFE ALL ****

OLD OWEN’S VETS are back and will play in the Veterans Division of the Southern Amateur Sunday League for season 2018-19 which commences on the 15th September 2019. 

The Vets fixture for this Sunday 22nd March 2020 is as follows:

OOFC Vets – NO GAME

The Vets result for last Sunday 15th March 2020 was as follows:

OOFC Vets won 6-3 v Crouch End Vampires Vets (Home)(League) k.o. 10.30 

For fixtures, results and League table for Season 2019-2020, click the following link Southern Amateur Sunday Vets League.

Click link OLD OWEN’S FOOTBALL VETS RESULTS for the results for Season 2019-2020.

Old Owens F.C. Fixtures – 21st March 2020

**** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) MATCHES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ****
**** PLEASE STAY SAFE ALL ****

OLD OWEN’S FOOTBALL CLUB has 4 football teams (1st XI to 4th XI) that play on a Saturday afternoon in their respective divisions of the Southern Amateur League and a Vets team that play on a Sunday morning in the SAL Vets League.

(Old Owens 1st XI play in Senior Division 1)
(Old Owens 2nd XI play in Intermediate Division 1)
(Old Owens 3rd XI play in Junior Division 1 North)
(Old Owens 4th XI play in Junior Division 1 North)

The teams also play in the AFA Cup, SALC and the Old Boys Cup depending on what division they are in.

The Fixtures for this Saturday 21st March 2020 are as follows:

** CANCELLED ** (Due to CoronaVirus)

OOFC 1st XI 
– NO GAME 

OOFC 2nd XI
– NO GAME 

OOFC 3rd XI  NO GAME

OOFC 4th XI – NO GAME 

The Results for last Saturday 14th March 2020 are as follows:

OOFC 1st XI
 v West Wickhamld 1st XI (Away)(League) – Cancelled
OOFC 2nd XI v Old Parkonians 2nd XI (Home)(League) – Cancelled
OOFC 3rd XI
 NO GAME 

OOFC 4th XI
v Alexandra Park 4th XI (Home)(League) – Cancelled 


Visit the OLD OWENS FOOTBALL CLUB website for further information.

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Old Owens Cricket Club Dinner – Friday 29th November 2019

Old Owens Cricket Club Annual Dinner 
and 
Presentation of Trophies

Friday 29th November 2019 
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
(at Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 4NF) 

(Cost £30 per person)

If interested please reply to Richard Baker asap at richardbaker5@btinternet.com with a list of numbers attending, menu choice and where you would prefer to be seated (Tables 8-10 persons) by the latest 20th November.

Payments can be made by cheque payable to Old Owens Cricket Club and sent to Richard Baker
at 18 Ashmount Road, London, N19 3BJ or make a payment on the night.

Also on the night will be raffle prizes (so can all members bring something for the raffle, if possible) and if anyone has anything to be auctioned please bring along!

MENU

1. Homemade Soup (V, GF)
(Served with Fresh Crusty Bread)

2. Duck Spring Rolls with Sweet Chilli Dip

3. Avocado Tomato and Mozzarella in a Basil Dressing (V, GF)

4. Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail

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1. Traditional Roast Turkey
(Served with a Sage Stuffing, Roasted Potatoes and Pigs in Blankets)

2. Braised Beef in Red Wine Gravy

3. Baked Fillet of Salmon with Lemon Dressing (GF)

4. Vegetarian Lasagne (V)

(All Main Courses are served with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, New or Roast potatoes)

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1. Traditional Christmas Pudding
(Served with Brandy Sauce)

2. Raspberry Gin Cheesecake (GF)

3. Hot Chocolate Pudding

4. Fresh Fruit Salad

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Filtered Coffee and Mince Pies

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Karessa Collection – Friday November 15th 2019

KARESSA AUTUMN and WINTER Collection

Friday 15th November 2019

Ladies clothes, accessories and jewellery all at reasonable prices.

Start your Christmas shopping whilst sharing a drink with family and friends

at Old Owens Sports Ground
Coopers Lane, EN6 4NF. 

7 pm – 10 pm

ENTRANCE FREE

Everyone Welcome

Tickets available at the Bar or call 01707 644211 for further details.

 

 

 

OOASC Full Committee Meeting 7th October 2019 – Minutes

Old Owen’s Association and Sports Club Limited

Minutes of Full Committeee Meeting, Monday 07/10/19 at 7.30pm

In attendance:  P.Kennedy (PK) , D.Webb (DW), I.Breeze (IB), K.Rowswell (KR) Richard Hattrell (RiH), T.Lane (TL), A.Hunter (AH), Rob Hattrell (RoH), Vincent Tanner (VT), John and Lynne Clarke (JLC).

Apologies:  A.Ward (AW), S.Flook (new ordinary member), P.Riley (PR).

Matters arising from previous minutes:

Tansley FC has fully paid up the monies owing for rent.

10% increase in rents across the board has been advised to all football hirers.

Contract for JLC still to be signed off (The increase is 2% year on year up till 2022).

A lot of safety work around the ground has taken place, but old playground yet to be dismantled.

TL again requested a mid-season review with Ward Amenities (AW).

Report from John and Lynne Clarke:

Bar and Food monthly figures produced which are down approx. £1300 on the corresponding month last year. Not many enquiries for lettings. JLC will investigate ways to advertise. JLC to consider booking a tribute band (e.g. UB40) to see what response is achieved.

The front entrance lights to the Ground need investigating and a remedy? Quotes to be acquired by JLC and IB.

Forthcoming events are as follows:
Fireworks Night on Friday 1st Nov. 2019.
Xmas Quiz on Friday 20th Dec. 2019

Finance: 

HSBC bank balance as at 7th October 2019 presently showing £46,909.54

HSBC have asked for an update review on the Account by Dec 2019 (TL to liaise with HSBC).

Balance of £2,817 in the Barclay’s account as at 7th October 2019, which needs new signatories and a legal requirement to take Stan Gould’s name off the login procedure.

It was unanimously agreed to pay our Grounds contractor (AW) monthly via Direct Debit.

TL to check the o/s balance owed to the School.

The pavilion windows – £1,760 is still owed to Eamonn Dempsey.

The Ground:

  • Ground renovations have been completed
  • Ditch has been cleaned.
  • Car park still overgrown and messy down the wood yard side.
  • Vermin still an issue – digging holes in pitches.
  • Need signs making people aware of thefts.
  • Need dummy CCTV cameras at lower end of car park.
  • Need non responsibility notices x 2.
  • We have received interest from Ward Amenities to erect a grounds storage shed for tools. AW has been invited to present his vision & proposal.

Membership:

AH stated that income from subscriptions so far this year from 1st August is £2,149.

There are currently 14 Lapsed numbers which AH is investigating.

AH to liaise with Anna Welsford regarding Life members.

ZOO Club:

Balance on the account as at 7th October 2019 is £384.35.

The draw was made and the two winners were as follows;

£75 – Jim Everton

£25 – John Cardall

Old Owens Website:

AH has kept this running and up to date.

AH produced statistics for the website as follows:

Last 7 days there were 638 visitors with 3,463 visits

Last 30 days there were 2,910 visitors with 13,205 visits

Last 365 days there were 36,859 visitors with 158,551 visits.

Sally Tanner has been paying monthly, annually & bi-annually payments for our website (www.oldowens.com) and the meeting agreed to switch this outgoing payment to the Association.

Football section report:

OOFC – Running 4 x Saturday teams and 1 x veterans Sunday team.

The 3rd XI and Vets are currently top of their Divisions.

The Football Club has a new Treasurer to be assisted by Jon Robinson (secretary).

OO Cricket section report:

OOCC 1st XI team managed to win 5 matches and comfortably remain in the Championship division. It has been a big learning experience.

The 2nd & 3rd teams have been relegated (Divisions not yet known).

The Junior Section is thriving with 55 youngsters (including girls) taking part in regular Monday practices. It is gratifying to see several players and supporters assisting in running these sessions.  The Cricket Development Officer (Jim Clark) has been a massive asset and OOCC fund raising has paid for his expenses.

Next season U9, U11 and U12 teams are entering the Herts Colts League and there is hope for a mixed age group U12 girls’ team.

Affiliated Clubs report:

PR in absentia reported that he had nothing to bring up at the moment for Potters Bar United.

Privacy policy:

AJD has sent a rough working draft as a base to work on to apply for the Association.  AH to have a look. When completed and agreed it will be put on the website.

Any Other Business:

Shaun Flook was proposed by AH and voted onto the Committee as an Ordinary Member.

DW stated that the Harold Moore luncheon is due to take place on Thursday 31st October at 1pm and was hoping that some of the Committee members could partake.

Meeting closed at 8.56 pm.

Next meeting provisionally scheduled for Monday 02/12/19 at 7.30 pm.

 

OOASC Full Committee Meeting 7th October 2019 – Agenda

There will be a meeting of the Full Committee on Monday 7th October 2019 at 7.30pm in the Les Williamson Room at Old Owen’s Sports Ground.

Agenda

  1. Appointment of person to take minutes for this meeting
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of Meeting on 12th August 2019
  4. Matters arising from the minutes
  1. Bar and Catering (John/Lynn Clark)
  • Managers update
  • Trading accounts (Monthly Sales)
  • Forthcoming events
  1. Finance
  • Update (Tim Lane)
  1. The Ground
  • Ground update (Tim Lane)
  • CCTV (Ian Breeze)
  • Company enquiry to build steel equipment shed (Ian Breeze)
  1. OOASC Membership (Alan Hunter)
  1. Zoo Club (Alan Hunter)
  1. Old Owens Website (Alan Hunter)
  • 1and1 Hosting (monthly & annual payments)
  1. OOASC Sports Clubs
  • Owen’s Football Section (Paul Kennedy)
  • Owen’s Cricket Section (Rob Hattrell)
  • Affiliated Clubs (Phil Riley)
  1. Privacy Policy (Alan Hunter)
  1. AOB
  2. Date of Next Meeting
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Fireworks Display Night – 1st November 2019

 

FIREWORKS DISPLAY NIGHT

at Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 4NF

Friday 1st November 2019

Doors Open 6 pm followed by Display @ 7.30 pm

BAR AND BBQ FOOD AVAILABLE
HOMEMADE SOUP, MULLED WINE & MORE

PRICES IN ADVANCE 
ADULTS £6
                       
CHILDREN UNDER 16 £4
             
UNDER 4’S FREE

PRICES ON THE NIGHT 
ADULTS £7
                       
CHILDREN UNDER 16 £5
           
 UNDER 4’S FREE

All are Welcome invite your Friends & Family!

For further information ask at the Bar or call 01707 644211 or 07766 535567
or email jlcowens@gmail.com