A New Name for Local Cricket Club
Turnham Green & Polytechnic become Chiswick Cricket Club
At its AGM last Thursday, Turnham Green & Polytechnic Cricket Club, the Chiswick-based cricket club, voted to change its name to Chiswick Cricket Club, with immediate effect.
Turnham Green & Polytechnic was formed in 2010 by the merger of two longstanding Chiswick clubs.
Club Chairman Bernard Hughes said,‘This change will mean our club's name reflects what we are: Chiswick's cricket club. The proud history of both Turnham Green CC and Polytechnic CC is very important to us, but it is great that we can now look to the future with a strong name tying us to our local community. People will now know who we are, what we are and where we are. It is an exciting time for the club.'
The change follows a momentous year for the club, in which it has taken over the running of its ground for the first time (the former Fullers ground in Chiswick). With the support of Middlesex Cricket the club has transformed its clubhouse and has ambitious plans for the further development of its facilities.
In another vote on the night, Chiswick resident Jim Yorath was elected Junior Manager, to take over the running of the junior section of the club. Last month, Jim Yorath received the national award for Outstanding Contribution to Cricket (OSCAs) at a lunch at Lord's cricket ground. Jim's award was made by BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew, in the presence of several current and former England players. Jim's award reflected his leading role in securing the club's tenancy and in the ground improvements made at the NatWest CricketForce event in March 2015.
Chiswick Cricket Club's winter programme for junior players will start with indoor training from mid January. Contact Jim Yorath on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
November 28, 2015