The Ash’s 2018

We are delighted to finally officially announce the Ash’s 2018.

Taking place on Sunday 19th August 2018 and running with the same format as 2017.

Can Godbers All Stars defend their title from our inaugral tournament?

We hope to see you for the day and look forward to celebrating a whole year of work since a great day of 6 aside cricket last year.

We are once again looking for teams, sponsors and anyone with businesses who can offer anything for our day to come forward and help us organise everything well in advance of the day.

Team entry will cost £30.

Sponsorships of games will be:

Group games – £10

Semi Finals – £25

Final – £50

Everyone is welcome. For more information please call David on 07972906846 or email us @ thegodberfoundation@gmail.com.

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Hull 10K 2018

Sunday 9th June saw a group of friends partake in The Hull 10k on behalf of The Godber Foundation, in memory of Cherry Burton CC legend Ashley Godber. Ashley was due to run the race himself in 2017, to raise money for local sporting projects. When sadly he passed away 2 weeks before. Now for the second year running, a group of friends have completed the race. The charity has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months and there is plenty more left in the tank. We have a lot of events lined up this year and we are hoping for as much support as we’ve had so far. Speaking after the race, Stew Scott said “This was the 2nd year running we have ran this race in memory of Ash and we can’t thank everyone enough for their support. I will personally be running this race until my legs stop me. I’m hoping everyone else does the same.”

One Year

With Ashley’s first annual memorial match approaching tomorrow evening I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to review just what we have achieved over the last year as The Godber Foundation.

Hull 10k – Run in Ash’s memory the team completed the course in sweltering heat and hit Ash’s lofty £5000 fundraising target for Cherry Burton Cricket Club an inspired us to continue the great man’s work. We knew that there would forever be a huge void to fill in local cricket but began setting about ways to make things happen.

The Ash’s – Run for the very first time in August 2017 the Ash’s was a huge success for us with over 70 players picking up a bat and walking out to the crease to contest the first Ashley Godber Memorial Trophy. The final came down to two of Ashleys Eponymous

TGF Academy – The Godber Foundation Academy has now delivered sessions to  over 300 pupils across the East Riding of Yorkshire. This has been through a series of sessions alongside Yorkshire County Cricket Club or our own stand alone sessions and is an area we really want to grow the foundation. We aim to create 1000 cricketing opportunities over the next year and hope that you will be able to tak advantage of them yourselves

TGF Dinner – The Godber Foundation Dinner hosted at Lazaats in Cottingham was a real eye opener for our team as to the impact we could potentially have. Seeing 200 people support our work was amazing and something we hope will continue into the future. Without your support and generosity at events like this none of this would have been possible.

TGF Away day – The Godber foundation took a group of 23 cricket lovers of all ages to Trent Bridge for the Family fun day as Nottinghamshire took on Warwickshire in front of a record crowd. The game unfortunately ended in a Nottinghamshire defeat as captain and Godber Foundation ambassador Steven Mullaney and his side struggled in pursuit of Warwickshire’s total of 295.

I want to close this with a thank you from myself and Stew personally for all support over the last year. When we set about trying to continue the work of such a positive lover of the game we could not have anticipated achieving anything like the last year. We would like to extend this thank you to all people who have participated in, supported, donated, and been on hand to help out with the Godber Foundation.

We have a growing team and many of whom often do not get the recognition they deserve so I would like to thank our full 11 (thus far) and all others who may become involved in the future and those that have already declared an interest.

Much love and please if you want support to get through tomorrow which will be a really tough day for everyone please join us at Cherry Burton Cricket Club to celebrate Ash on the pitch.

 

DB

Weekend Preview Saturday 12th May 2018e

The team will be found back out on the cricket pitches of East Yorkshire today as our clubs look to kick on with their seasons.

This is week two for members of Cherry Burton who look to bounce back after an uninspiring and in places ugly batting performance last week fell short of the standards any of the team would call “good enough”. They take on a North Ferriby side also enduring a slow start as both side look to start again on Church Road.

Stew Scott will also be looking to put a disappointing week one personally behind him after his “false start” at Middleton last week. His side came out with maximum points last week but we all know Stew is looking to rediscover his fine form of last season with the visit of Hessle the side he was so destructive against when they last visited Norwood.

Joey Franklin and the Beverley second team will look to continue their dazzling start to the season as they look to make it 3 wins from 3 thus far as they host Heworth.

Of course our ambassador Steven Mullaney is also in action today as Nottinghamshire go in to Day two of their county championship match with Lancashire. Not the best start for Nottinghamshire yesterday but we’ve seen them recover from worse positions.

Good luck to everyone putting their whites on today let us know how you get on!

The Season Preview

Tomorrow is an exciting day for the Godber Foundation as we hope we will all be getting out onto the pitch and playing for the first time this ‘summer’ as the whole team are keen cricketers and excited to get going we though it was about time we took a little look at what the season holds for a few of our team.

We will start with Stew Scott who made an impressive start to his time at Beverley last season and will be hoping to push on this year and work his way up through the teams cementing his place along he way.

Will Harrison, another Beverley player looking to secure a place for himself in the second team this season has set himself the lofty targets of 600 runs this year as well as 15 dismissals from behind the stumps.

Next we get to have a look at 2 captains at Cherry Burton. First team captain Chris Wilson will be looking to lead his team at the highest level the club has reached for the first time this year as they embark on a debut campaign in York Senior Leagues Holderness Division 3. A new challenge for him to lead his team through but one he is confident they can at very least hold their own throughout. He boasts what he believes is the strongest overall batting line up the club has seen in his time as well the same ever reliable bowling team as much of last season. On a personal note Chris is looking to improve on his run contribution from last year with his eyes on a second career century this season.

New to captaincy and oh too familiar with new responsibilities this season, Sean McLean takes charge of the cavalier side in mid week for the first time which he will be juggling with the imminent arrival of child number two. He is hoping to continue improving behind the stumps, learn some new banter (beyond warning the batsman that Jack Wilson is his next bowling option), and try and score a few more runs than usual. A rather modest target for the season.

As for myself I am just looking forward to getting back out into the middle. Last season was a steady year for me, with the ball it was a modest number of wickets thanks to the rise of fellow TGF member Paul Ellis (who took all the wickets) but with the bat I exceeded my own expectations a number of times over. Let’s hope this is another year of building on the positives with the bat and of course keeping things tight with the ball.

Good luck to everyone getting started over the coming weeks let’s hope for a dry summer and lots of cricket!

The Family Fun Day @ Trent Bridge

The Godber Foundation have arranged a trip to Trent Bridge for the family fun day event which see’s Notts Outlaws vs Birmingham Bears. It is on the 27th May 2018. It is a fun filled day which includes playing on the outfield during half time. We have had 60 tickets delivered today  and have arranged travel with Acklams Coaches to take us there and back. The total cost is £25 per person. Please send all money to account number- 70769575 and Sort code- 60-02-23, putting your name as the reference. Please contact Stew on 07805 817048 should you have any questions.

The Godber Foundation

 

TGF Academy Comes to Cherry Burton

We are delighted to announce that as of 19th May The Godber Foundation Academy will be delivering saturday morning sessions 10:30 – 11:30 at the home of Ash’s beloved Cherry Burton Cricket Club and better still thanks to everyones incredible support of our journey this far we are able to offer these sessions for just £3. Sessions will be running for 5-11 year olds prior to Cherry Burton CC 1st XI home games.

To book your place please either email thegodberfoundation@gmail.com or contact the facebook page.

Please find below the dates that the sessions will be running through the season and please book on in advance if possible so we can make sure we have enough coaches at each session.

Saturday 19th May

Saturday 9th June

Saturday 23rd June

Saturday 7th July

Saturday 21st July

Saturday 4th August

Saturday 18th August

Easter Coaching

cropped-img_346011.jpgThis week the team had a great time providing a fun-filled 2-hour session as part of the David Lloyds Kids Easter programme.

 

Our coaches Matty and Kieran spent the morning with a fantastic group of kids that were all keen to play cricket and have a good time – which is exactly what we want!

 

We pride ourselves on providing sessions that are enjoyable and challenging for children of all ages, no matter how little experience they have playing cricket. One of the highlights for us as coaches is seeing the smile on a child’s face when they find something that they’ve never done before so enjoyable.

 

We aim to keep everyone involved in the session at all times, the last thing we want to see is someone sat down waiting for their turn. The element of competition is always prevalent as we find this is when kids fully apply themselves and perform at their very best.

 

The lads received great feedback from the kids, with one child saying, “I wish we could do this all day!” Hearing that makes us determined to keep providing sessions whilst constantly looking to improve them for the future.

 

With this in mind, as Summer approaches we are looking to start holding a Saturday morning session in Beverley.

 

If this is something that you would like to get your child involved in make sure to contact us so that you can be kept up to date with our plans for the future and be the first to know.

2018 Season looms for TGF team

As we enter April all of our team begin to their own final preparations for the new season and we take a little look at what an exciting season we have ahead.

With players spanning three clubs and 9 teams we are going to hear about some real variety in our cricket.

TGF ambassador Steven Mullaney has already spent a good amount of time at the crease for the ECB North team as they toppled the ECB South side for a series victory for the First time since 1949 (if you believe wikipedia). His two 50s in three innings proved crucial to the North sides efforts.

Steven is the only man up and running so far with local sides getting up and running in two weeks providing the April Showers allow it.

We particularly focus on Cherry Burton and Beverley sides.Cherry Burton Captain Chris Wilson and star bowling trio David Butt, Paul Ellis and Sam Sharp all turn out in the side that won Holderness Division 4 last season and will be looking forward to testing themselves at the highest standard the villagers have ever been placed.

Sean Mclean is delighted in his new role as Cavalier Captain and leading his team  as he looks to keep improving as someone who came to the game late.

We also look forward to seeing two former Cherries continue their development at Beverley in Stew Scott and Joey Franklin. Both can consider last season a break through season at the club as they performed strongly in and worked their way up through the teams thanks to some outstanding performances.

Continuing development will be the order of the day for lifelong Beavers Matty Saint, Will Harrison, Kieran Simpson and Jamie Roe as they establish themselves further at the club. We look forward to following them all throughout the season and we can promise regular updates on their progress and wish all players well.

We continue to look for anyone who is either a retired player, or new cricketer to turn out for the Godber Foundation side in as many evening games through the summer as we can raise a team for. We have a number of potential opponents and would love to help players return or take their first visit to the crease in our name.

Please contact us via email at thegodberfoundation@gmail.com to get involved.Nottinghamshire_County_Cricket_Club_logo

HULL 10K

Flashback a year ………      https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ashley-godber

I am sure we did Ash proud last year running the Hull 10k on his behalf but now we want to continue this by running it in his memory. This was such an important goal to him so we want to do this every year moving forward.

Once again we encourage people to wear their cricket whites however any clothing carrying the Godber Foundation branding would be amazing as we spread word of the work we are doing.

For more information get in touch with any of the members of our team.

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