NEWS: cricket / tennis camps / break-in / new minister

News-in-brief of Draycott-In-The-Moors in mid-July 2013
We have news of:  cricket teams’ success; tennis workshops and summer camps;  report of a break-in from Neighbourhood Watch; and the ‘new’ minister in town .

(NB – There are also dozens of events in the area. Check out the Events page!)

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Cricketing summer… with Elvis

Ah, the heat goes on…  And it certainly is nice to be able to stay out in the garden, even if an umbrella is almost compulsory!

Blythe Cricket Club members are loving the weather of course, and it seems to have brought some good fortune with it.
The club’s midweek league team won their division (pipping Checkley to the title) and will face the other divisional champions on 28th July at Meakins – good luck to them.

Blythe CC U13s team - champions

The under 13s celebrate

And, congratulations too to the Under-13s side who got through to their cup final, where they overcame Hem Heath in an outstanding performance!

If you have never been down to the club (which is in Cresswell), there are a series of great social events coming up there too. Tonight (Saturday 20th July) has an Elvis Tribute Act – and the night is free to get in.

A summer of tennis too

And just a reminder too that Draycott Sports Centre is kicking off its tennis coaching workshops shortly, just in time for the holidays.  With something for everyone, from tiny tots to veterans, it’s worth getting your booking in now.

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Watching out for neighbours

The summer weather does have its downside too though.

Moorlands Neighbourhood Watch is reporting that there was an incident in Cresswell in midweek, when the house of the late Councillor Shelley was broken into.  Fortunately, the intruder seems to have run away when disturbed, so nothing was taken and nobody hurt.
However, it’s a good reminder that open windows and the like can seem like an invitation to someone with bad intent.

Talking of Neighbourhood Watch, at 7pm on Thursday 25th July our Police and Crime Commissioner Mathew Ellis will be at the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council in Leek, where he is laying out his plans for policing in the county; and all are invited to attend.
There are no Neighbourhood watch branch committees in Draycott, so, if you have an interest, going along may be your chance to see if it’s worth forming one.  Contact Moorlands NHW by clicking here.

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Pretty happy

Finally, did anyone see the Bishop turning up to St Margaret’s Church last week?

He was appearing in honour of John Pretty, the curate at the church, who was finally – after three years’ study – being commissioned as an ‘Associate Minister’.

Revd John Pretty

The Revd John Pretty, keeping cool

It’s a bit obscure as to what this new title actually means in practice, as John is committed to Draycott parish completely anyway, so he is not looking for promotion or to move away.

However, when we saw him at Draycott Fayre. John told us:  “What it does mean for me is… that the studying is over. At last!”
And that is a good enough reason to celebrate, we think…

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2 responses to “NEWS: cricket / tennis camps / break-in / new minister

  1. Tennis is buzzing

    Tennis has been buzzing at Draycott Sports Centre, with nearly 30 kids a day attending the kids camps. Ladies and Cardio coaching for adult also very popular. Come down and give it a go.


  2. Blythe Cricket Club Under 13s will take on Burslem in the first semi-final at 11am at Meakins on 28 July
    Austin Knott


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