The end of an era

Home » Latest News » The end of an era

Dear readers

I have been coordinating and writing about the fortunes of Audlem Cricket Club since the inception of AudlemOnline back in 2005. During this time I hope that the stories have been informative and sometimes amusing, as well as factual.

Unfortunately, I now feel that I am unable to continue to provide what some readers may feel are lengthy reports about a boring sport. If you think that the stories are lengthy when you read them online, you ought to see how long some of them are when they come to me!

I would like to thank all of the cricketers who have submitted their match reports over the years. These include, in no particular order, Richard Wilson, Tom Kural, Chris Shenton, Tom Measures, Zar Ahmed, Leo North, John Wainwright, Paddy Leese, Andy Capper, James Hindle and Toby Banfield.

I must stress that I have no issue with anyone at the Cricket Club, which I joined in 1977, a couple of months after we moved to Audlem. Indeed not only I, but my wife Pam and our son Colin played for the Club. I will continue to follow their progress by reading the reports on the occasions that I am unable to go the Gorse Croft.

I am now handing over the reins to the AudlemOnline team, who I am sure, will continue to provide the match reports and keep you informed of the league positions of the 1st and 2nd XIs as they ply their trade in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance.

Once again, thanks for reading the reports over the last nine years. It's been a privilege and a great pleasure to write them.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Audlem Charity Shop is open again
Sun 28 Jun 6:10am  |  hits: 2,743

Apologies to anyone who came to the stall that we intended to run yesterday morning (Saturday) outside the charity shop. Our volunteers arrived to set up at 9am with high hopes but were very soon aware that the elements were not going to be in our favour.It was decided that soggy stock and bedraggled volunteers was not a good idea and sadly had to abandon the plan!We hope to run the stall next...

Allan & Jo Brown at Lord Combermere
Sat 27 Jun 6:10am  |  hits: 1,387

This has got to be the best news story we have published in a long time.We anticipate a line of thirsty Audlemites (all socially distanced of course) when Allan and Jo open the doors again on July 4th.Allan and Jo say:-It will have been a long 15 weeks since we were forced to close due to the Covid-19 outbreak until we are allowed to open again on July 4th, albeit in a limited...

Village centre
Thu 25 Jun 6:09am  |  hits: 1,301

Audlem Medical Practice Receptionist/Admin Assistant WantedJob DescriptionWe are looking for someone with good communication and computer skills; who works well in a team and is able to be flexible, working extra hours as and when required to cover for colleague's holidays and sickness. Any previous experience would be an advantage but full training will be given. You must have an...