I trust you are all well and looking forward to the season which is just 12 days away now! Lots to do and lots to update you on – so rather than hit you with a raft of mails here’s the skippers update.
We have had a good response from our playing members for the first 3 games of the season but are still a player or 2 short at this stage. If you are available and would like to play, please let me know and let’s get off to a good start.
Those first 3 games are as follows:
29th April – Nick Clough Cup (Tri-series tournament) 12 noon start at Alleyn Court – The tri-series will as always feature a rolling BBQ and refreshments will be available.
6th May – Old Westcliffians – 2pm start at Chalkwell Park – Please note the change to the advertised start time – the bar at WOSCC in Chalkwell Park will be open throughout the day and a BBQ will be fired up after play!
13th May – Canewdon – 1pm start at Alleyn Court – a 2 innings T20 format should provide an interesting day!
As always, players, family, friends, guests and supporters as always welcome.
Somerset Tour 2018 – Your attention please
If you would like to join the tour this summer and have not let David Thomas know thus far, please do so asap. Alternatively, get in touch with myself or President Jackson. For those that are planning to tour and who have advised DT, pleased confirm to myself and/or Jacko as this will allow us to assist DT with his planning. DT reports that numbers are down this year and if the picture does not improve, this year’s tour may even have to be cancelled. This would be a terrible shame as not only is the tour a long standing feature of our season, it is also a fantastic week for players and families alike.
We are proposing a change of venue for our popular T20 outing this year with a trip to The Oval to take in Surrey vs Essex Thursday 12th July. Tickets range from £31 to £35 for adults (subject to group size) with under 16s £5. Please let me know if you would like to come along.
Pre-season Training/Clean Up
Pre-season training will go ahead on Sunday 22nd starting at 11am. Immediately, following that, (around 12.30) we will be sprucing up the place ahead of the season and cleaning chairs , repairing scoreboards and generally making sure we are good to go for our first game. Volunteers will of course be most welcome and refreshments will be provided – details tbc but Chef Montellier was making positive noises about his cooking skills at last night’s committee meeting! Your assistance would be very much appreciated and it should be a fun afternoon and a chance to get together ahead of the season.
Hopefully, with the weather forecast improving we may be able to start nets outside at AC shortly – I will keep you posted. In the meantime, nets with WOSCC at Westcliff High School for Boys continue on Thursdays from 6.45pm.
That’s all for me for now – stay tuned for more information as the season draws nearer and if you have any questions, comments or ideas, please let me know.