Goodwood cricketers are a force to be reckoned with

Goodwood CC volunteers get to work at the grounds work day
Goodwood CC volunteers get to work at the grounds work day

Goodwood Cricket Club members have turned out in force twice in recent weeks.

A superb number of players attend the NatWest Cricket Force work afternoon – preparing the ground, cleaning the pavilion and getting everything ready for the first game on Sunday, April 19 against Madehurst.

The club’s annual meeting took place at the Goodwood Hotel. It was very well-attended and was an opportunity for all members to express their thanks to Tim Odell, who stepped down as club chairman after nine years.

Tim worked tirelessly in leading the club, liaising with the Goodwood Estate and looking after the ground.

At such a small club the burden on officials can be enormous and all Tim’s work and support has been very much appreciated by all involved with Goodwood cricket, who look forward to his continued involvement.

The club are looking forward to the 2015 season with some 59 games due to be played at the ground by the Goodwood Sunday XI, the Estate Evening XI, Chichester Priory Park’s third and fourth teams plus a number of Chichester Priory Park junior matches.

It is a wonderful place for families to watch cricket, as youngsters have plenty of space to play, and it’s a magnificent and historic ground at which to play.

The Goodwood XI play only on Sundays and the vast majority of games are at home. It is a wonderful place for families to watch cricket, as youngsters have plenty of space to play, and it’s a magnificent and historic ground at which to play.

They have a strong Sunday fixture list playing local teams like Madehurst, Middleton, Havant and Steyning as well as wandering teams such as London New Zealanders, Sussex Martlets, WPP and the Cricketers Club of London.

Goodwood always welcome new players and if you would like to play please contact James Mayne, the club captain, at james@marchwoodifa.co.uk

Further details about Goodwood Cricket Club can be found at http://goodwood.play-cricket.com