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|WHAT IS THE COUNCIL OF CRICKET SOCIETIES?
The Council of Cricket Societies (CCS) was founded in 1969. The organisation’s primary purpose is to further the interests of cricket lovers and societies during the winter months.
The CCS provides a forum for societies to meet and exchange views of their activities. This interaction ensures that cricket lovers are well supplied with fresh ideas for the furtherance of the individual societies. The CCS also can offer help to those who may be interested in the formation of a society.
The CCS holds biannual meetings. The spring meeting, incorporating the Annual General Meeting, is usually held at Edgbaston, with an autumn meeting at Derby or Trent Bridge. Representatives of all member societies are entitled to attend. The CCS is extremely grateful to Warwickshire CCC for its continued sponsorship and support.
The CCS strives to represent the views of over than thirty cricket societies in the United Kingdom and around the world.
In this regard, the CCS also serves as a contact address that overseas members can approach for help regarding club tours, visits and advice of a cricketing nature. Individual societies in Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe reciprocate and numerous individuals have enjoyed hospitality and a warm welcome when supporting relevant Test teams. However, it must be noted that neither the CSS nor individual cricket societies undertake to arrange cricket tours or make any arrangements.
WHAT IS A CRICKET SOCIETY?
Individual cricket societies hold monthly meetings generally between October and March (some have meetings in April), occasional dinners / lunches are arranged so that the cricket lover can join others to listen to cricket personalities – past and present – and discuss topics of mutual interest.
Members of cricket societies are kept informed of activities by newsletter, local papers, local radio, email, twitter, social media and in many cases, have their own website.
Most societies raise funds for local charities and worthwhile causes.
Individual societies may offer or provide support for coaching to promising young cricketers.
Some societies may offer practical help to arrange events and support for cricketers in their benefit years.
Without exception, cricket societies rely to a great extent on voluntary support from their members. Besides serving on the committee, help is always warmly welcomed to those willing to provide assistance in various ways – selling raffle tickets, obtaining raffle prizes, writing newsletters – lively societies have active members!
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