BOOK SALE: Thornes Millennium Green is holding a book sale tomorrow (weather permitting) from 11am to 1pm on the Millennium Green which is on the corner of Denby Dale Road and Avondale Street. As well as a selection of books on offer there will be a small bric-a-brac stall. All proceeds will go towards helping maintain the Green.
WAKEFIELD FC: Wakefield FC U11s need new players for the new season starting in September. They train in Thornes Park on Mondays from 7pm to 8pm with a level two coach. Anyone interested should contact David on 07831 262870.
THORNES CRICKET CLUB: Thornes First XI secured another maximum points win, this one over local rivals Wakefield St Michael’s, in the Central Yorkshire Premier League last Saturday. After a promising start St Michael’s fell away and were all out for 116 runs, Scott Wightman nailing five wickets for 59. This win put the team back into fourth in the league positions. The club’s second XI encountered a strong Moorlands first team but eventually lost by five wickets after a brave all round effort, but they retain their eighth position in Division 1. Thornes third XI continued their top of the table form in Pontefract League 7 as they overcame Askern Welfare seconds. And to finish off the weekend in style the youthful but doughty Sunday team secured a big win over Glass Houghton with a margin of 168 runs. This weekend the first XI are away at league leaders Wrenthorpe, the seconds have no fixture, while the third XI are entertaining Normanton St John’s Seconds.
AUGUSTA COURT TENANTS’ ASSOCIATION: The association wish to thank everyone who supported its summer fair last Saturday. Thanks also to Kathryn from Wakefield and District Housing, PCSO Starford and Maxine from Wakefield Council’s health and wellbeing team. The event raised £285.88. The winning raffle tickets were orange 391-395, white 151-155, orange 381-385, white 141-145. There are two prizes to be claimed. Phone Elizabeth on 381832.
WEST WAKEFIELD METHODIST CHURCH: The preachers on Sunday are John Hayes at 10am and Rev Naomi Kaiga at 6pm. On Wednesday and Thursday members will be undertaking a ‘big clean’ to spruce up the building by tackling jobs that aren’t covered in the weekly cleaning. The next coffee morning is on Saturday, August 6 from 10am to 11.30am.