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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31 Dec 2017 : New Years Eve

Good afternoon everyone,

                                           I hope that you all had a great Christmas and I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.  

I would also like to remind you all that there is a New Years Eve disco at the club this evening and tickets can be purchased on the door from 7.30.

Kind  Regards 

Barry Seager



12 Dec 2017 : New Years Eve.

Hello All,

             Just a reminder that Sue needs to know numbers for New Years Eve by Friday this week. So if anybody is interested can you please let me know by 21.00 at the latest. Tickets which includes food are £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children and guests are welcome.




30 Nov 2017 : New Years Eve

Good evening all,

                             Sue and the Hocky Club are holding a New Years Eve Disco at the club this year. This event is open to all and tickets are £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for children. These will include, food, music and a late bar. Tickets need to be purchased in advance from Sue at the club on a Saturday or from myself on 07817556628.


Barry Seager

26 Oct 2017 : Reminder - Club AGM this Sunday

Just to remind everyone that the club AGM will be this Sunday 29th October from 1pm.  The meeting agenda can be found below.

This is a good opportunity to not only hear what's happened over the last year but also question the committee and captains about future plans so please come along if you are available.  The bar will be open.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of 2016 AGM (held 27 November 2016)
  3. Chairman’s report
  4. Reports from the officers of the club and team captains:
    1. Treasurer’s report
    2. Team captains
    3. Colts’ report
    4. Welfare report
    5. House and Grounds
  5. To receive and adopt the Income and Expenditure Account
  6. To elect and honorary auditor 
  7. To adopt any amendments to club Constitution 
  8. To elect the Executive and Honorary Officers of the club
  9. To elect team captains and vice captains
  10. To note club awards for the 2017 season
  11. Any other business

18 Oct 2017 : Friday night quiz

Good evening all,

                             Just to remind you all that Sue, Romford Hocky Club and Gallows Corner Sports and Social Club will be holding a Quiz Night this Friday.

The Club and bar will be open from 7pm and they hope to start quiz around 7.30 - 7.45. Food will be provided and numbers are limited to  6 - 8 people per team.

£5 adults £2 children.  The bar well also be open for anyone who just wants a drink as well.

09 Oct 2017 : GPRCC Annual General Meeting

This is to inform you that the annual general meeting of Gidea Park & Romford CC will take place at the Pavilion, Gallows Corner Sports Ground on Sunday 29 October.  Please arrive by 12.45 for the meeting to commence at 1pm sharp.

The meeting agenda and 2017 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