Members News



Dear Members and Friends of Entrecasteaux Cricket Club,

We are a couple of days away from the start of our 2014 season.
In the close season your ‘behind the scenes’ team of organisers has been working away, preparing for an exciting season ahead with our sights set on matching and surpassing previous achievements.
This is a tall order, given the level of activity and success achieved last season, when we played 18 matches, won 14, lost 2 and 2 had to be abandoned to the rain. We also won the prestigous end-of-season ‘7 aside’ tournament.
The social side of the Club also flourished with Family Days, Brunches and Barbecues, organised at a number of Friendly fixtures and Seniors matches.
Well, what’s in store for the year ahead? The fixture list is already looking good with a number of matches already arranged – (see attached).
There will be matches against our local rivals Riviera and Beausoleil and we have 2 confirmed visiting teams coming from England, a friendly game against the International Club in July as well as the ever-popular, end-of-season the Entrecasteaux 7 aside Tournament.
The continuing success of the Club depends on its members, whether they are first-team players, occasional players, groundsmen, scorers, umpires, organisers, caterers, fundraisers, supporters or benefactors.
Therefore, we rely on your membership and look forward to you joining us for the 2014 season. I attach a 2014 Membership form.  Please send a completed copy to our Treasurer (address on the form), with a cheque made out to Entrecasteaux Cricket Club..
In addition to the work your committee does behind the scenes to make cricket happen at Entrecasteaux, there is also a lot of work that takes place on match days (setting up and dismantling tents, chairs etc and a lot of catering).  We would much appreciate more members lending a hand – not every week, if you can help out on just a few match days during the season, that would be great! Let me know if you wish to be added to our ‘volunteers’ list.
The indefatigable efforts of our catering and fundraising team continue to make a remarkable contribution to the health of our finances; without their help we could not function in the way we do; so do please come and lend a hand !
The season gets underway on Sunday 6th April with a match agaist Beausoleil, starting at 12.00 hrs.
Looking forward to seeing you all during the season.
Very best regards
Andy Fife

On behalf of your « behind the scenes » organisers:  Maurice & Ann Mitchem, Anthony & Yvonne Slack, Cliff Gregory, Roshan Perera.
Entrecasteaux Cricket Club (ECC) currently has around 70 members, of which around half are players. Player ages range from 9 to over 70. Many members travel from far afield to play at ECC.
Our first team includes players from Aix, Antibes, Cannes, Lyon and Marseille!
To fulfil our growing fixture programme we are always seeking new players of all ages and abilities!
Many of our current players are in the age ranges 40-60+, who thought their playing days were over, but have found a new lease of life playing under the Provencal sun! So don’t hesitate if you fall in this category!
In addition to our League and Cup fixtures, we have many friendly games against visiting teams from abroad as well as Senior (50+) and Junior games; so there is plenty of opportunity for all members to get a game.
Non-playing members are able to support the Club in many ways, in roles such as groundsmen, scorers, umpires, organisers, caterers, fundraisers, supporters or benefactors.
Therefore, we rely on our members and look forward to you joining us for the 2014 season.

Click here to print the 2015 Membership Form. 

Coaching for juniors takes place at the ground with Club Captain Cliff Gregory. Practice for all-comers usually takes place on Wednesday evenings, but do check with the club first if you are thinking of coming along.