Around 100 guests are set to celebrate with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club when it hosts a Civic Reception next week (Tuesday 21 November).
It is being organised by the Club in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council.
Invitations to the event come from the county council’s Chairman Councillor John Handley, the city council’s Lord Mayor Councillor Michael Edwards and Rushcliffe’s Mayor Councillor Barrie Cooper.
“This Civic Reception will pay tribute to everyone connected with the cricket club to celebrate their fantastic achievements.” Nottinghamshire County Council’s Chairman, Councillor John Handley
The event to be hosted in the Derek Randall Suite at Trent Bridge is in recognition of a season of successes for the cricket club.
Nottinghamshire won the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup, where they beat Surrey at Lord’s in July, and the NatWest T20 Blast in September, beating Birmingham Bears in the final at Edgbaston. It enabled them to complete a domestic cricket white ball trophy double.
The team also won promotion back to Specsavers County Division One at the first attempt after finishing second in Division Two, helped by a century from retiring Club Captain Chris Read in the final match of the season at Sussex.
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s Director of Cricket, Mick Newell, said: “It’s been a fantastic season for the Club across all three formats, led by our Head Coach Peter Moores, and we’re delighted to be welcoming representatives of all three local authorities to celebrate this success.
“The Club has always enjoyed an excellent working relationship with these authorities, both in the staging of domestic and international matches at Trent Bridge, and we look forward to that continuing into the 2018 season and beyond.”
Councillor John Handley said: “The 2017 season has been one of great triumph for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and this Civic Reception will pay tribute to everyone connected with the cricket club to celebrate these fantastic achievements.”
“Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club should be proud of the fantastic season they have had.” Councillor Michael Edwards, Lord Mayor of Nottingham
Nottinghamshire County Council Leader Councillor Kay Cutts, said: “Many congratulations to Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club for a remarkable season, including hosting a Test Match between England and South Africa in July, which has brought so much success on the cricket field, as well as a lot of joy to its supporters and the wider community. We are delighted to be jointly hosting this event in recognition of the club’s accomplishments.”
Councillor Michael Edwards, Lord Mayor of Nottingham, said: “Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club should be proud of the fantastic season they have had, as I know we are all proud of what they have achieved. Their success should be celebrated and the civic reception will honour everyone involved with the club.”
Councillor Barrie Cooper, Mayor of Rushcliffe, said: “As the Mayor of Rushcliffe and particularly as a Vice Chairman Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club I am delighted to host this Joint Civic Reception with Nottinghamshire County Council as well as Nottingham City Council. It is a fitting testament to the team and all those involved at the Club that we celebrate their success for a truly memorable 2017 season.”
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