Herald - Issue 374

Page 72 • The HERALD • 20th June 2019 v THE HERALD - ENCOURAGING LOCAL ENTERPRISE v SPORT IN THE HERALD Lashings of Cricket at Fawley On Friday 9th August Fawley Cricket Club will be hosting the world famous Lashings international cricket team at their ground in Holbury. e Lashings team will contain a host of recent test stars including Devon Malcolm, Saqlain Mushtag, Chris Lewis and many more. ey are bringing a squad of 14 players for the day. e day includes a corporate event which will involve a 3 course meal in a 300 seat marquee. Outstanding local catering rm Chilli Pepper Event Catering will be providing the food on the day. e Lashings players will be sharing their experiences with guests over lunch as will Henry Blofeld. ere will be junior coaching sessions in the morning with the Lashings players and their disability team will be playing a warm up game ahead of the main match. Following the meal a T20 match will take place between Lashings and a Fawley team. Henry Blofeld will provide commentary of the game in his own inimitable style. A er the game a presentation will take place for the man of the match. In the evening and to round o the day there will be live music in the marquee. If any local companies would like to entertain clients or have a sta day out please contact the club on fawleycricketclub@hotmail.co.uk or via John Church on 07717 773741. All the packages are very reasonably priced and represent great value for money. anks to the support of many local companies already they now only have a limited number of tables available so please don’t delay in making contact. Individual tickets for the meal and for ground admittance are available either via the club or at www.eventbrite.co.uk Fawley Cricket Club are based at Long Lane in Holbury and have 3 adult sides and their junior academy has over 100 members. e development of their Disability team and the players in the team they are particularly proud of. ey always welcome new players of all abilities and ages. On Monday 20th May in good conditions the Bramshott Hill Seniors played a medal quali er for the Veterans Cup Trophy. is was played from the white tees making it the most di cult and challenging golf format. After a closely fought contest Rob Hallett came out the winner, second was Ian Blandford . Rob will receive his trophy at a presentation dinner later in the year. On Wednesday 22nd May, a bright sunny spring day Bramshott Hill Seniors golf team took on the Seniors of the New Forest Golf Club. ey played away at the New Forest course just outside Lymington. A er a most enjoyable day Bramshott Hill Seniors secured a victory of 4 games to two. A very good bu et meal was enjoyed a erwards where many stories of how putts were just missed and drives were amazingly good were swapped. Overall a very pleasant day was enjoyed by all with good golf, good food and good company. No game was played on Monday 27th May as it was the bank holiday. Bramshott Hill Seniors and Ladies sections therefore played a mixed Scramble on Wednesday 29th. 36 players took part and a great day was had by all. is was a team game and the results were as follows. 1st Terry Wiseman, Pam Kellaway, Mark Eve and Jocelyn Reynard, 2nd John Gordon, Gloria Gordon, Ian Blandford and Jackie Howells, 3rd Rob Hallett, Joanne Wiseman and Graham Brown . e match was very close with only 5.5 points separating the whole eld. A Nearest the pin competition was also included on the 11th the result was; Ladies. Pam Kellaway only 12 4ins from the pin; Men. Ray Dunkason only 12 8ins from the pin. ey also had some Senior players from Bramshott Hill in the Ashley Woods Seniors Open. Rob Hallett, Johnny Hooper and Brian Lewis came in 3rd overall. Bramshott Seniors Results Hardley Runners ParkRun Alongside their usual races, training sessions and social runs, many of the Hardley Runners love taking part in ParkRun. e three local ParkRuns are held in Brockenhurst, Lymington and Southampton, usually at 9am every Saturday. e runs are 5 kilometer and some consist of laps while others are a single circuit. Runners of ALL abilities take part and the Hardley Runners nd that it’s a great way of improving their performance over the 5k distance. e Hardley Runners would like to help everyone on the Waterside achieve their running goal, whether an accomplished runner, a lapsed runner or an absolute beginner. For more information contact energybar6@ btinternet.com or visit http://www. hardleyrunners.co.uk Fawley RFC Youth teams have enjoyed a successful 2018/19 season and are keen to encourage new players to increase their numbers. Fawley RFC has been around since 1940 and the youth section has increased greatly in recent years from 30 children in 2014 to over 140 young players today from school years R who play tag rugby to start, to school year 10 with full contact. Fawley RFC meets at Gang Warily for training every Sunday morning from 10am until 11.30am from September to April. Older sections also train on a Wednesday evening from 7pm until 8.30pm during the season. All teams enjoy matches at home and are also able to experience tournaments and festivals depending on their age group. e 2019/20 season starts on Sunday 1st September and new players will be warmly welcomed. For further information please contact Paul at paul.patrick@solent.ac.uk FAWLEY RFC YOUTH Electric cars are sparking a green revolution in Hampshire, with 55% more electric cars registered in Hampshire last year compared to the previous year. To fuel the growth, Hampshire County Council is speeding ahead with its roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, to help residents and visitors get plugged in. Hampshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Rob Humby, said: “It is now widely acknowledged that electric vehicles are a more sustainable future for car travel in the UK – bringing better air quality, offering drivers considerable savings on fuel costs, and of course, improving our carbon footprint. These new figures show that Hampshire residents are well aware of the benefits and I’m glad we’re able to support their green ambitions. The electric vehicle charging framework that we procured, one year ago, is helping people across Hampshire and the southern region to plug in and get started. Councils and suppliers across the region have already used it to install 82 charging points, and we expect to see the framework facilitate more than 100 new charging points for public use in the Hampshire area over the next three months. In addition to the framework, the County Council is exploring proposals for provision of kerbside electric vehicle charging infrastructure, while keeping abreast of developments in new technology. We also have our eye on the carbon footprint of our own fleet, and we’re gradually replacing cars and smaller commercial vehicles with new electric ones. We have charging points now installed at 21 of our own buildings and depots, so that public sector vehicles can lead the way.” e latest Department for Transport statistics show the number of registered electric or plug-in hybrid cars, vans and micro-cars called quadricycles in Hampshire. Over 2018, the number of registered plug- in vehicles in the area increased by 55%. At the end of 2017 there were 2,547 electric vehicles in Hampshire. By December last year, that gure had grown to 3,948, a jump of 1,401. Over the next three months, 136 charging points will be installed across the area using the County Council’s framework, an investment of almost £370,000. e majority of the funding for these charging points comes from local councils, with Hampshire County Council contributing £59,000 to this part of the roll-out. Suppliers also contribute to the costs. Hampshire County Council’s eet currently includes 235 cars and light commercial vehicles. So far, 26 of these are electric. Another 17 vehicles will be replaced shortly with electric ones. Councillor Humby added: “The County Council’s electric vehicle replacement programme is all part of an ongoing and successful programme of carbon reduction and energy savings. Through a proactive approach, the County Council’s carbon consumption has reduced by over 40% since 2010 and cumulative energy savings of £30million have been achieved for the County Council’s buildings and schools. This has enabled more valuable financial resources to be directed to priority front line services.” The Electric Revolution

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