Good morning to everyone with particular mention to the newcomer 2018….
I trust that everyone has recovered from their celebrations over the festive break…and everybody is sufficiently rested in order to face the new challenges that we are to encounter….I am confident that this year will be a great year for the Club, all its Members and their families….
For all the staff and us two in the office the festive break came at just the right time…our batteries were really needing to be recharged and we are now ready for whatever gets thrown our way….(should I mention again, or is it possibly still)….
A new year indicates the start of the second half of the cricket season and it also means that our winter sports are going to start training for their respective codes….
Last weekend the cricket section hosted their very popular 6-a-side tournament….and despite the scorching temperatures, the teams all survived and we had two Northerns teams compete the final…..so for fear of lynching, I am not going to ask who the winner was….) Suffice to say that there was much singing and dancing (and maybe a bit of alcohol consumption too) at the successful conclusion of the day…and celebrations went long into the evening….
The cricket boys are in full swing at the club this weekend, but the Juniors will only begin next week to coincide with the opening of the school term.
As I mentioned, all the winter sports will be starting their pre-season antics, (to work off some of the festive cheer that we may have accumulated)….so please contact your respective chairmen or coaches regarding the dates and times of start up.
I have noticed that the running section have kicked up a gear or two and their preparations for the Comrades are in full swing…. Wednesdays are a hub of activity with their Club runs (every week I see the car park is a little more busy) and every morning I get my daily wake-up call (or two) from CMS telling ne that someone has set the alarm off….So thanks for that guys, one of the fringe benefits I didn’t really sign up for… but to all the runners, may your preparations go according to plan to ensure that you achieve each of your goals this year….
I’m sure as everyone knows, the joker remains elusive for another week….despite all Elaine Swanepoel’s attempts at trying to “feel” for the warm card…and really using some weird strategy to fathom out where the joker was….all she succeeded in doing was to find the five of diamonds…and that means that there are now only 5 cards left…and one of those is the “Scarlet Pimpernel” Joker….if your name is called you have a 20% chance of winning R332 257, which is the new jackpot for this draw!!!
This week we have decided to host another night market as well, so there will be additional food available for all our Members and their guests. Marge and her staff will be open as normal, but with the additiona; crowds, we thought the kitchen would enjoy the assistance of some outsiders…and there will additionally be some craft stalls to browse through for anyone attending… Of course, all of our bars will be open….Main, Ladies and Scimitar…and we are going to have two satellite Beer only bars….one in the Hall, the other in the Beer Garden (weather permitting of course) and if I am able to convince the Gin and Vodka boys to return, we will have that also in operation to relieve some pressure off our traditional watering holes….So bring your R5 and your New Year could have the best start ever….
I am quite confident in saying that we are going to have a cracker-jack of an opening to the New Year at the North!!
That is it from me for the opening letter of the new year, sweet and short to begin….all of our Club plans and ideas have been doing pretty well up to now, so I think this year is going to be spectacular….have a blast everybody!!
Friday Night Club Draw Results: 08th December 2017
Member Weekly Draw: 2 x Cases SAB: Marc Aitken (Athletics) – Not Present
Club Member Draw: R6 200.00: Mike Reichert (Rugby) – Not Present
Winnings now stand at R 6 400.00. for 12th January 2018 at 19h00
Weekly Raffle Draw: 1 x Case SAB: Peter Colam (Hockey)
Matts Meat Voucher: Leonard White (Guest)
“SCIMITAR BAR”AND BEER GARDEN OPENING AT 12H00 ON FRIDAY 12th JANUARY 2018- SERVING PUB LUNCHES
Elaine Swanepoel (Guest) drew the 5 of Diamonds. With 5 cards left the Joker Draw now sitting on R332257.00 for Friday 12th January 2018. Be there to win it! !!
“ZIMMER TWINZ” will be entertaining us from 18h00 – Friday 12TH JANUARY 2018
BNAC making their presence known at the Varsity Kudus 2018
Tuesday: Club run – 05:00 from the Club 10km
Tuesday: Time trial – 17:45, 38 Wilge Road, Farrarmere 4km
Wednesday: Club run – 05:00 from the club 8km
Wednesday: Club run – 17:45 from the Club 10km
Friday: Club run – 05:00 from the Club 10km
Saturday: Club run – 07:00 from the Club 10km
Wednesday: 17:30 from the Club
Saturday: 06:00 from the Club
UNDER 12 SUPER LEAGUE TOUR OF SRI LANKA
We are excited to announce that, after lengthy arrangements with Sri Lanka Cricket Representatives, Benoni Northerns Junior Cricket will be touring Sri Lanka during the 2018 September/October school break. This will see Benoni Northerns Junior Cricket jetting off for its first international tour.
We want the boys to have a memorable experience, and in so doing, have worked the tour around 5 games at different venues within Sri Lanka. Boys will be embarking on some fundraising initiatives and we request the support of Club members wherever possible.
Senior Outdoor Practice
When: Every Tuesday/Thursday from 16h00 to sunset (in-season only).
Where: Benoni Northerns cricket nets.
In-season: late August to mid December and early January to late March.
Pre-season: late August to beginning October.
Senior Indoor Practice
Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni (directions below)
For more information contact Dylan Coates email@example.com.
VETS AND LADIES LEAGUE – 2ND HALF FIXTURES – 10th – 11th January 2018
Wednesday 10th January : 20h00 – BNFC Vets Div 1 vs Olympia (B) Vets Div 1 @ Italian Club
Wednesday 10th January : 20h00 – BNFC Vets Div 3 vs Old Bens Vets Div 3 @ Home
Thursday 11th January : 19h30 – BNFC Ladies (B) Div 2 vs Rovers Div 2 @ Home
SENIOR PRE-SEASON PRACTICE
Sunday 14th January from 09h30 on Football “C” Field