Our first game against Belhus (after about 5 years of trying to complete the fixture) was a success and it was a really enjoyable place to play cricket. This was helped by contributions from the whole team, particularly the bowlers who kept the opposition tied down after we lost the toss and were asked to bowl first. After being set 200 to win from 40 overs, Noel and Simon got off to a flying start and we managed to wrap up an early victory for the loss of 5 wickets. Noel finished with 125 n.o and Simon made 43.
Please can you confirm your availability for the game this Sunday. We have lost some players to John's team and there are some Alleyn Court staff members who are involved in the anniversary celebrations and so unable to play. So I have a feeling that we will struggle for numbers this weekend.
Lastly, our trusted treasurer and asked me to include the following message this week:
Please can those who did not sign up for the “Monthly” scheme please let me have their yearly subs soonest. You can send cheques to me, or see me on Sunday, or pay automatically into the Club’s account (details on request).
Subs this year are £40 for adults and £15 for U16’s/Students.
As always I would be more than happy to welcome "contributions" from non playing members and supporters, and would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have already made this generous gesture. Every penny helps to secure the continued future of the Club in the face of rising costs.
Clive Lambert (Treasurer)