The Club's various teams enjoyed a competitive 2016 season with the Saturday 1st X1 playing well in League 1 of the Beds Invitation Saturday Cricket League, the Sunday X1 had its first taste of Premiership cricket in the Beds County League and the Sunday 2nd X1 doing very well in winning Division 6 of the County League, so congratulations to the respective Team Captains, Luke Peters, Jordan Cleghorn and Les Soden.
Youth Cricket continues to flourish under the direction of Les Soden and Sian Parker, assisted by some enthusiastic Mums and Dads, although more assistance is needed as resources are spread quite thinly.
Our Ladies Section also continues to thrive, where further initiatives are being suggested by Beds Cricket, which should result in more training, more coaching and more teams for the coming season.
Our Sight Screens were improved by converting them to the more normal design and the addition of a Boundary Rope and Winder has certainly raised standards for the club.
Thanks again to all our amazing sponsors, advertisers, fundraisers and supporters, your funding is much appreciated by all, best illustrated by seeing our youth section, boys and girls, really enjoying themselves when training on Thursday evenings. Particular thanks are also given to the Playing Field and Village Hall committees for their support over the years.
Our volunteers who prepare the wicket, organise teams and transportation, score, umpire and prepare Teas are the backbone of the club and deserve much praise.
Congratulations must be given to Sian Parker, our hard working Treasurer, Ladies Manager, Under 14's Manager and youth trainer, who was awarded the Bedfordshire County Cricket "Heartbeat of the Club" OSCA for 2016, for her continuing and considerable services to Langford Cricket Club.
Sian's reward was a day at Essex CC for a county game plus a luncheon at Lords where she met the likes of Mike Gatting, Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson.
Bedfordshire Cricket has seen recent reorganization
and their website www.bedscricket.co.uk
provides lots of helpful information about cricket in Bedfordshire, it is worth
exploring if you have an interest in the game locally.