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Below is the latest news from the Free Foresters Cricket Club.

FF post-covid reopening

05 July 2020

In line with the ECB guidance and following the latest government announcement, FF is arranging to play from 10th July. Please watch this space (and our Facebook page) for announcements and do be in touch with Match Managers to check the status of games in which you might like to play. read more

Update on 2020 season fixtures

03 June 2020

July fixtures are now, alas, cancelled in line with the government and ECB covid-19 advice. As soon as we have more news we will update the website. read more

2020 Tour to India

03 June 2020

The FF, under our new Fixture Secretary, Nick Turk, are sending a team to India in December 2020 to play 6 matches in Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi. Free Foresters first played in India in 1910 but as local residents not as tourists. It seems therefore that we are the only UK club to have played matches in India when not on a tour! In Mumbai we are being hosted by FF member Shailendra Singh at the famous Bombay Gymkhana Club where the tour starts with a T20 game under lights. Then, thanks to Shailendra kindly introducing us to Mumbai CC, we play a 40-over game before travelling up to Jaipur by overnight train where another FF member - Uday Totuka - is arranging a game as well as hosting a dinner. The tour continues with a trip to a National Park followed by a morning visit to the Taj Mahal and then three games in Delhi finishing up at the Roshanara CC which once hosted Test match cricket - albeit a few years ago! read more

New Committee members: June 2020

03 June 2020

Babs Oduwole, having taken on the daunting challenge of succeeding James Dean, is handing over to Nick Turk as Fixture Secretary. The Club thanks Babs for his enthusiasm and hard graft as well as his committment and drive in helping the club continue to move with the times - aiming to ensure we are as attractive and relevant to modern circumstances as possible. The Committee is very pleased to welcome a number of new members. A review during the Spring of our organisation and management structure was geared primarily to finding ways to improve the support provided from the centre to Match Managers in raising sides. At the same time, all Committee members would be encouraged to take on more specific roles to this end and in various other club management duties. The review has led to the strengthening of two main acivities under Nick Turk's new regime in leading c ricket operations through the season. First, the role of the Regional Representative has been beefed up (instead of four we will have eight) and, second, the capture and dissemination of active player information through the season via our website is now an imperative. A website review is currently underway and changes will be made to improve its usefulness alongside our social media and other forms of communication. The new Committee members are Charlotte Bawden, John Hamilton, James Hooper, Andrew McCulla, Charlie McKegney, Will McKegney, Richard Moffat and James Richardson. read more

Response to Covid-19 and 2020 season impact

20 March 2020

Following the recent update from the UK Government and Sporting National Governing Bodies as to the Coronavirus threat, the Free Forester fixtures are cancelled for April and May. We are keeping the position under review - in the light of updates from the UK Govt and the ECB. We will provide further news on this website and via social media over the coming weeks. read more