ABOUT CLUB

ABOUT CLUB

WELCOME TO CRACKING WILLOWS

Cracking Willows began as a pipe dream of Rufus Gandhi back in 2009 soon after he moved to Singapore. Having given up playing following the arrival of his twins in 2006, Rufus decided to go and try some nets and was joined by Sandeep U who had also recently moved to Singapore from India. The two were just wanting to get back into the game slowly with a view to joining a local club to play some friendly cricket. However, despite contacting a number of clubs, there was not much response, so the idea formed to see if we could start our own club.

Slowly a team started to take shape and started to form an idea of arranging some games. Cracking Willows was able to secure US$10,000 sponsorship to fund player's kit and other various expenses and the first official outdoor game took place against Chameleon Cricket Club on 29th November, 2009

Numbers continued to grow as the reputation of one of the few clubs that had a team that encouraged and enjoyed each other's company was evident to all the other clubs. Players will come and go over time as is the nature of any club, but the philosophy and team culture continues to remain in place.

Often, opposition captains would ask how we managed to have such a collegiate team environment when they had to struggle with constant fighting and players competing with each other and the simple answer was that every person who joined needed to gel with the rest of the team. Despite having very good players from Balaji to James to Kunjan and Jitesh, the team environment has always stood tall and the fondness for each team member has been retained

From the days where 3 or 4 of players would play a match in the early morning, then drive to play an indoor game (or 2) in the afternoon, 2017 has seen Cracking Willows becoming strong enough to run two teams and play across four divisions.

If you are interested in joining our club, we are always on the lookout for new players across all levels of ability.

MEET OUR COMMITEE

AMRISH
RAU
PRESIDENT
JITESH
SINHA
CAPTAIN
ABHISHEK
NAMBIAR
VICE CAPTAIN
AKSHAY
KHER
SELECTION HEAD
SHARDUL
SIRSAMKAR
TREASURER
SANDEEP
CHUKKALA
CONVENOR & WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR
PRANJUL
MISHRA
CONVENOR
MACNEIL
LOBO
SOCIAL MANAGER

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

President:

  • Ensure an efficient and well-run Club is maintained.
  • Lead the Club to be both competitive and friendly, always playing in accordance with the Spirit of Cricket.
  • Chair meetings of the Club and to coordinate all Club activities.
  • Motivate others in a coordinated and progressive way.
  • Represent the Club on formal occasions and to external bodies.

Treasurer:

  • Monitor the finances of the Club, producing accounts and monitoring annual budgets.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date financial records for the Club.
  • Report the financial position to the Committee if required and prepare year end financial reports for the AGM.
  • Collect and deposit all fees, subscriptions and funds
  • Pay any bills incurred in a timely manner.
  • Ensure funds are spent appropriately

Captains:

  • Match day organisation of team
  • Provide on and off field leadership and expectations.
  • Develop and implement game day tactics.
  • Develop a winning culture within the spirit of the game and be responsible for team and individual behavior
  • Be responsible for ensuring all tasks on ‘match day tasks’ document (attached) are completed
  • Contribute information to the website as appropriate

Vice Captains:

  • Provide leadership and assistance to the Captain in both on and off field matters.
  • Provide appropriate advice to the Captain on game day tactics.
  • Deputise for captain in all his roles as required
  • Contribute information to the website as appropriate

Selection Head:

  • The role of Head of selection is to lias with the captain and vice captain for selecting the best team from the players availability.
  • Identifying the best combination of player for the game
  • Following the policy for selecting the player based on the club policy with minimum number of games in a year.

Match Convenor:

  • Act as the first point of friendly contact for those looking to seek information about the Club.
  • Manage relationship with Leagues organizers and ensure all responsibilities to the leagues are completed by deadlines
  • Deal with all Club membership and outgoing and incoming correspondence/communication.
  • Keep all records accurate and up to date.
  • Ensure all the league match schedules are done properly and update the team if any changes in schedules.

Website Administrator:

  • Update and improve the Club’s website by liaising with the necessary personnel from within the Club.
  • Ensure the efficient updating of information and news on the site
  • Be creative in identifying potential areas of improvement to the website.
  • Address any questions/issues with the usage of the website.

Social Coordinator:

  • Coordinate the social activities of the club. Ideally the social coordinator would work with the Treasurer to identify the amounts which need to be generated throughout the year.
  • Organise other social events as appropriate/required
  • Responsible for taking care of social media posts created that promote club social activities

CLUB HISTORY

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