Latest Chairman's Blog - Nigel Champion
My latest update follows another successful cricket week.
The weekend before was a slightly frustrating one for the club. On the Saturday there were sufficient players to have a game amongst ourselves as we didn't have a fixture. I managed to catch the end of that game and it would seem that an enjoyable afternoon was had. Both the adult fixtures and final Colts practice was rained off on the Sunday.
Cricket week commenced as usual with a game against a Kent Village League XI arranged and captained by Graham. The KVL team got a very high score, which we weren't able to match. On Tuesday there was the usual enjoyable fixture against a Post Office XI. This was a much closer game which saw us victorious. On Wednesday we had the fixture against Picco’s XI, whose team consisted mostly of players that had previously played for the club. The match ended in an honourable draw and a great day was had by all. On Thursday there was the normal fun day, with the emphasis being on having fun. The week concluded on Friday with the match against my Chairman's XI, which my team managed to win in a closely fought match and thereby reversing what was a comprehensive defeat last year. The match was followed by a BBQ as usual in the evening.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in helping during the week including those that prepared the ground each day, those that prepared food both during and, where applicable after, the players and especially Geoff and Lesley Davies who seemed to be at the ground until late into the evening every day.
We returned to normal fixtures the weekend after cricket week and on Saturday the side recorded their most comprehensive win for some time, beating Borden by 10 wickets in a very one-sided game. This was followed up by a victory by the Sunday first XI which enabled them to consolidate their good position in the league. The Sunday second XI didn't have a league game and unfortunately were not able to arrange a friendly.
The summer ball, which was held on Saturday evening was an enjoyable event. Geoff has sent a note in appreciation but I must also take the opportunity to thank a number of people including Lesley and Paul Arnup for the superb catering, Geoff for organising the event and working all day Saturday and into the evening, those that worked behind the bar including Chris T and Paul Davis, those that helped set up for the event and then taking everything down, those that provided raffle prizes and finally those that attended the event and made it as enjoyable as it was.
If I have forgotten to thank anyone that was involved with either cricket week or the summer ball then please do accept my apologies and also accept my appreciation for your efforts.
On a different subject, on behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to congratulate Stuey & Lynette, who got engaged recently; fantastic. Best wishes to you both.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the season and please keep a lookout for future events, including the boot fair at the end of August.