Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club News pages

17 Feb 2018 : EGM and Players Meeting

Hello All,

We will be holding an EGM and players meeting on Sunday 25th February at 1.00 in the club. The main purpose of this meeting will be to select new club officers and to prepare us for the forthcoming season. There will be quite a few changes happening this season, regarding how the club is run and our payment structure. With the season rapidly approaching, I hope to see everyone as any preparations that we make now will help to make the start of our season easier.


Barry Seager

05 Feb 2018 : GPRCC Special General Meeting

This is to inform you that a special general meeting of Gidea Park & Romford CC will take place at the Pavilion, Gallows Corner Sports Ground on Sunday 25 February.  Please arrive by 12.45 for the meeting to commence at 1pm sharp.

The meeting agenda and 2018 nominations board will be sent out in advance of the meeting.  Any other proposals can be submitted to the club secretary at at least 14 days before the meeting.

25 Jan 2018 : Chris Mckie - Funeral Arrangements


Chris McKie's funeral will be held on Friday 2 February at 3.45pm at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault, IG6 3HP. Chris' family advise that you are all very welcome to attend the funeral (formal attire please) and/or the wake, which is to be held at cricket club from 5pm. No flowers please, but they request you make donations if you wish to Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neuro Centres ( )  by cheque or bank transfer (sort code 08 92 99; account number 658 075 78).'



Luke Baker


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13 Jan 2018 : RIP Chris Mckie
It is with great sadness that I inform members of the peaceful passing of Chris McKie yesterday morning at The Gardens Care Home, Sawbridgeworth. Having joined as a 10-year-old in 2003, he played in every youth team, winning the U11 Nursery Trophy in 2004 and John Collins U13 Player of the Year in 2006. In 2009, he was awarded U16 Player of the Year for averaging 99 with the bat; the team making the Matchplay semi-final.

A strong, right-arm leg-spin bowler, he modeled his action on Shane Warne after watching the 2005 Ashes. He played in every men's Saturday XI, including the Fifths, and began playing for the First XI at the age of 16. In 2010, at the age of 17, he took his best figures of 6-24 against Ardleigh Green in a Second XI fixture (pictured below), finishing the year with 52 wickets at an average of less than 18 runs. 
But Chris' contribution to the club came both off and on the field. As a boisterous, loud, funny and enthusiastic member of GPR, his relaxed, fun-loving attitude towards life was in sharp contrast to his competitive and hard-working approach to cricket. He was devoted to the club, and could often be seen on a Saturday evening in the clubhouse with a cigarette and a pint in one hand, and a continuously spinning ball in another. 
Following a car accident in December 2014, Chis suffered a traumatic brain injury and never fully recovered consciousness. For those that knew him and visited him in these years, they went away hardly recognising the man and boy that had brought so much laughter to their lives. Instead, he will always be remembered by his friends and family as the cheeky, radiant and spirited lad we can see below, who was taken well before his time.
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