May 2017 News

Availabilities: Mount vs J.W.T. Wilcox XI, Sunday 4th June 2017. 1200 Start.

Following the bank holiday weekend, I wanted to remind you all to please let me know if you are available for the game this Sunday.

In addition I have spoken to the majority of the committee and we have agreed to reduce the casual player match fee back to £10. If the previous arrangement was acting as a deterrent to you playing for the Mount, please accept my apologies. I hope that this will resolve some of the challenges we have experienced with regards player numbers over the past few weeks.

Ilan Frankel; Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 @ 1347

Availabilities: Mount vs J.W.T. Wilcox XI, Sunday 4th June 2017. 1200 Start.

Hope you are well and looking forward to the Bank holiday long weekend.

Please can you confirm your availability for our next fixture, which is a home game against John Wilcox’s XI. Details of the game to be provided next week, but please note the earlier start of 12:00.

In addition Will would like to start getting availabilities for the President’s game on the 2nd of July. Please can you let me know if you are available for this fixture too.

Ilan Frankel; Friday, May 26th, 2017 @ 1248

Terence Hair Funeral Arrangements

Following on from my previous message, I write to inform you that there will be a service to celebrate Terence’s life on:

Friday June 9th at St Saviour’s Church, Chadwick Road, Westcliff at 11.30am followed by the wake at The Lawn, Rochford.

I am sure that the club will be well represented on that day.

William Wilcox; Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ 1731

Cancellation: Mount vs Rankins, Sunday 28th May 2017

Please ignore my earlier email. Unfortunately Rankins are also well short of a full team and on that basis we have taken the decision to cancel (again) the fixture for this Sunday.

Enjoy your long weekend and I sincerely hope that the numbers pick up next week.

Ilan Frankel; Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 @ 1349

Availabilities: Mount vs Rankins, Sunday 28th May 2017

We have managed to rearrange our fixture with Rankins. This will now be played this Sunday the 28th.

Please confirm your availability.

Ilan Frankel; Monday, May 22nd, 2017 @ 0754

Cancellation: Mount vs Rankins, Sunday 21st May 2017

I am pleased to report that we’ve now got a full team for the game this Sunday.

Unfortunately, I have just had a message from Rankins to say that they are unable to raise a side for Sunday and have asked us to postpone the fixture.

We are working to move this fixture to next Sunday the 28th and I will confirm this asap. In the meantime I am very sorry, but the game this week has been cancelled.

Ilan Frankel; Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 1001

Teamsheet; Mount vs Rankins, Sunday 21st May 2017

I am pleased to report that we’ve now got a full team for the game this Sunday.

  1. Ilan Frankel
  2. Simon Jackson
  3. William Wilcox (Ground – cake and crisps)
  4. Richard Green
  5. Toby Duffin (Ground – cake and crisps)
  6. David Mackay
  7. Gary Markham
  8. Dave Summers (Ground – cake and fruit)
  9. David Jackson
  10. Matt McCutcheon
  11. Ollie Whitear

Any issues please let me know.

Ilan Frankel; Thursday, May 18th, 2017 @ 0914

Availabilities: Mount vs Rankins, Sunday 21st May 2017

We are currently 2 players short for the game this Sunday against Rankins, so if you can play, then please confirm your availability asap. Also if you know anyone else who might like a game, please invite them and let me know.

In addition, we have had news from EHOB that they are unable to raise a side for the game next week. Therefore the fixture for Sunday the 28th is cancelled.

Last edited by Ilan Frankel; Tuesday 16th May 2017 @ 0925

Terence Hair

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Terence died very peacefully yesterday afternoon in Southend Hospital with family at his bedside. He had been poorly for some while, often in considerable pain, but Richard wanted me to stress that his last few days were very peaceful.

Terence has been a huge figure at the club for very many years. A few years back he would terrify very good batsmen with his pace bowling and he was a clean striker of the ball when batting. I know that he has been talking in the last few weeks about leaving a trophy for the club and we will ensure that happens.

I will, of course, keep you informed once the date of the funeral is known.

William Wilcox; Friday, May 12th, 2017 @ 1342

Cancellation: Mount vs Belhus, Sunday 14th May 2017

We’ve exhausted all options in trying to get enough players to fulfil the fixture this Sunday, but had no luck. The game this Sunday has therefore been cancelled.

It’s disappointing and I hope we have better availability next week and for the remainder of the season.

Ilan Frankel; Friday, May 12th, 2017 @ 0849

Availablities: Mount vs Belhus, Sunday 14th May 2017

We came up against a determined Taverners team yesterday and after a Mount collapse chasing 260 in 40 overs, we fell short and lost the game.

So onwards to Belhus next weekend. Please can you let me know your availability for this game.

Ilan Frankel; Monday, May 8th, 2017 @ 0921

Teamsheet: Mount vs Island Taverners, Sunday 7th May 2017

There are a few minor changes to the team for Sunday as follows:

  1. Simon Jackson (Ground – cake and crisps)
  2. David Jackson
  3. Ged Williams
  4. Bill Foley (Ground – cake and fruit)
  5. Richard Green
  6. Clive Lambert (Ground – cake and crisps)
  7. Paul Southward
  8. Will Wilcox
  9. Alex Hatton
  10. Dave Summers
  11. David Mackay

Our new arrangement for teas starts this weekend. Sandwiches will be catered and each member on ground duty is kindly requested to bring a cake and either some crisps or fruit.

Last edited by Ilan Frankel; Friday 5th May 2017 @ 0951

Availabilities: Mount vs Island Taverners, Sunday 7th May 2017

The season got off to a great start, with Mount winning both games of the tri-series to finally take home the Nick Clough cup. Thanks and well done to all involved!

Please can you let me know your availability for the next fixture which is at home against Island Taverners.

Ilan Frankel; Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 @ 0833