March has arrived, and with the first flourish of Spring approaching, what better time than to kick off the 2015 festivities in earnest? The first week of March sees a number of important events which give a small glimpse into the continual hustle and bustle at Totty!

The week kicked off with the first senior cricket nets of the season. An enthusiastic turnout worked hard for 2 hours, with familiar faces and familiar aches and pains! On the evidence of the first session, we could have some fun this year - some promising younger talent mixed with wise old heads! As March continues, we'll be running further sessions each Monday from 7-9pm at Woodhey HS - see you there!

Meanwhile, Kieran and Si Marsh were at Prestwich finalising our Under 11s fixtures for the season - after much work behind the scenes, both on the organisational and coaching side, we now have 2 newly qualified junior coaches to complement existing resource, and an U11s that will be playing in the newly-estalished league alongside the likes of Bury, Stand, Woodbank and Prestwich. Their fixtures are now available - please show the kids your support this season!

More exciting news has arrived in the form of a big coup for the ladies. Aussie starlet Meg Phillips is the first recipient of the Adam Gilchrist Scholarship and will ply her trade not only for the Lancashire ladies but for Tottington St John's Women's side! You can read the full press release on the Lancs website.

The 2015 AGM takes place this Wednesday, and we're hoping for a good turnout - there's been an astonishing amount happen over the winter, and we'll not only be updating members about new and exciting things but reflecting on what was a huge 2014 for the club. With lots of club developments, grants, the success of Tottington's Big Day Out, and more it'll be a proud night.

If that wasn't enough, around 40 hardy travellers depart for our 5th annual overseas tour on Friday - this will be the 4th trip to Benidorm, and we'll be hoping to continue our string of European successes! Last year saw some fantastic scenes on and off the field and we wish all the tourists well!

I Will if You Will Biffaward

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