Cricket Club Issue 42 - Page 36

blackley FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/CRICKETCLUBMAG Blackley CRICKET CLUB B lackley CC is a terrific example of a club that is playing a vital role in their local community. We caught up with their Secretary Julie Pearson to find out more about the good work that the club has been doing in recent times. Involvement She told us, “I have been a member of Blackley CC for 37 years and was Secretary from 1981 to 1984 and again for the last 22 years. I first joined Blackley with my late husband (Stuart Pearson) when he joined to play cricket in 1978.” The Role “The most challenging aspects of my role include trying to keep all the paperwork up to date i.e. ensuring that all the junior and senior registration details are correct and registered with the Halifax League, and organising the Annual Presentation Dinner for approximately 100 people. The most rewarding is that the club has a great reputation within the Halifax League as having some of the best facilities and that we are a well-run and organised club. As I am heavily involved in the running of the club this makes me feel very proud.” This Season “The club always has a buoyant atmosphere whether we are winning or losing. It is a family club so there is always a great social aspect with plenty of children around which ensures that everyone gets together after the match for a chat and a drink. Our targets for the rest of the season include trying to ensure that the open age teams stay in the Premier Division and that the junior teams win some trophies.” Youth “Youth cricket is extremely important as it is the lifeblood of the club for the future. We currently run teams in the following age groups: U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 and this year we also have an U7 team which has played a couple of friendly matches.” Community “Blackley CC is situated in the small village of Blackley and is very well utilised by the local community. The facilities are used by the local senior school (Brooksbank) for cricket matches and the clubhouse is used for meetings and social events by various groups and organisations i.e. Local Political Parties, Blackley Club Info - www.pitchero.com/clubs/blackleycricketclub - Twitter : @BlackleyCC1 - Found 1869 36 Issue 42