Christmas greetings from the President

19 Dec 2019


The Christmas season is upon us once again and playing and watching cricket seems a long way off.

However, it’s a good time to reflect on the past cricket season. The club provided cricket for a wide

variety of players and I was once again amazed at the enthusiasm shown in filling all the teams.

Every call to arms was answered and I congratulate all the fringe players who came in at the last

minute to play. With cricket coming under pressure from so many other leisure activities it is a bold move

for the club to introduce a fifth team next year and try and satisfy so many people who want to play

cricket at Mildenhall. I am sure it will succeed.


Enthusiasm for our club from members was evident on many fronts during the year. Social events

were all well supported and culminated in a wonderful cricket week in August. It was good to see the

club raising money for causes close to the cricketers’ well-being.


The club is blessed with a hard working committee who are focused on providing cricket for all ages,

while continuing to provide better and better facilities. The club also has a small army of volunteers

working freely and enjoying being part of a community that is the envy of many visiting cricket clubs.


This past season saw success for the Ladies in winning the Two Counties Ladies League and next

season there are plans to run two teams.


For my part I was proud to head up and finish the That’s Over “heritage project. I hope all the records

and memorabilia the team collated will provide interest and entertainment for many years to come.


There is always a sense of family associated with Mildenhall Cricket Club, so on behalf of Jean and

myself may we wish everyone who is part of that family a very happy Christmas and a peaceful new year

Tony Cornell