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'Crockey' what an egg-citing way to make a draw - as Wisbech Town Cricket and Hockey Club dive for winners




Wisbech Town Cricket & Hockey Club raised £6,000 towards their Crockey Project with a special event that saw an unusual way of making a raffle draw.

Connor Greville, Fletcher Clark and Harriett Clark ready for the diving to begin. (8599471)
Connor Greville, Fletcher Clark and Harriett Clark ready for the diving to begin. (8599471)

The Crockey Dive Draw took place at the Hudson Leisure Centre which saw the pool filled with 2,000 floating plastic eggs.

Three of the club's junior members: Connor Greville, Harriett Clark and Fletcher Clark then had to dive to pull out the winners.

Each egg contained a name and the first one out the water saw Nicky Haynes win the draw's top prize of £500. Steve Harris won second prize of £200 and then four prizes of £50 went to David Williams, Grace Browne, Dan Malpass and Tom Duff.

Connor Greville, Fletcher Clark and Harriett Clark ready for the diving to begin. (8599475)
Connor Greville, Fletcher Clark and Harriett Clark ready for the diving to begin. (8599475)

The fantastic sum raised by the event has pushed the grand total of the project to £293,000. However, there is still a long way to go to reach the target of £650,000.

The driving force behind the Crockey Project are Jane Peggs, Ali Mason, Nat Ward and Bob Burgess and if you wish to know more or be involved please contact Wisbech Town Cricket and Hockey Club.

Club members at the Crockey Dive Draw. (8599479)
Club members at the Crockey Dive Draw. (8599479)

The existing pavilion is nearly 60 years old and is no longer fit for purpose, which is why the club has launched the ‘Crockey Project’.

Last year saw the first stage of the long awaited project completed with the creation of 39 additional parking spaces built between the rear of the pavilion at the Astroturf pitch on Harecroft Road,

The new pavilion will have additional changing rooms to cope with the four men’s cricket and hockey sides, plus three ladies’ hockey teams and a growing junior section in both sports.

Ali Mason, Jane Peggs, Nat Ward, Bob Burgess. (8599477)
Ali Mason, Jane Peggs, Nat Ward, Bob Burgess. (8599477)

The function room and the lounge bar area will also be larger, enabling the facility to be used for a wider variety of events.

The momentum gained last year has given a huge boost to the members. Individually they have seen Andy Wicklen run a marathon, just after Christmas, around Wisbech raising £600.

Not to be out done, Andy’s stepson Fin, a junior member of the club entered the Human Hounds race at Peterborough greyhound track. Winning his heat Fin qualified for the final and came from behind to finish second, raising £300. Fin is hoping to enter another Human Hounds race later this year.

The very successful Lashings Cricket Match held last summer has been booked again for August 14 2020. The Club will be hoping to have another fabulous day and secure a win over the World X1 visitors this time. Anyone interested in having a table please contact Gary Freear (garyfreear21@aol.com)."



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