After a weeks wait, Dave Gladstone’s 4th X1 received the news that they had won promotion to the Surrey Championship 4th X1 Premier Division as Oxted could only secure a losing draw with Old Ruts. Congratulations to Dave and the other 35 players who helped achieve this. Dave has sent in a season report, which is attached.
End of Season Dinner and Dance
This year’s end of season dinner is on 22 October 2011. The details are as follows:
Tickets: £30 (£20 students) – includes 3 course meal
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Clubhouse, Dulwich Common
Dress: Black Tie / Smart
Please contact Mark Bartolo (07830 655 335) by text or myself (by e-mail) to confirm your space.
Surrey Championship Dinner
The Awards Dinner is to take place On Friday 7 October 2011 at The Kia Oval. Robert Croft will be guest speaker and Roger Dakin will MC the evening as he has done in the past. SMCC have 4 places at the dinner which have already been paid for as part of our league subscription. The cost of additional tickets are £36.
If anyone is keen to attend, please let me know.
Winter Indoor Cricket
Martin Thompson is setting up some indoor cricket to satisfy demand for those who have not yet had enough cricket. There is a place called Play On Sports in Canary Wharf which will begin Tuesday nights from the 13th September for 10 weeks. £56 per player, £5.60 per game with monies paid up front. If you’re interested, please contact him direct – firstname.lastname@example.org
Last weekends results:
Won – Unfortunately Met Police were unable to raise a side, so the match was conceded.
1st X1 League position – 7th / 10
2nd X1 League position – 5th / 10
Won – Unfortunately Farnham were also unable to raise a side, so the match was conceded.
3rd X1 League position – 13th / 17
4th X1 League Position – 1st / 8 PROMOTED AS CHAMPIONS!!!
A bitterly disappointing day saw the V’s fail to chase down 179 finishing on 150 all out. After winning the toss and putting 9 man Blackheath in, we restricted them to 179 off 40 overs with Gladstone (8-1-21-2) and Knapp (5-26-2) the pick of the bowlers. There was some fine fielding including two excellent catches from Willmott and Thomas and a rare run out from the captain and keeper Henderson. We lost early wickets against disciplined bowling but Gladstone (74) and Johnston (30) put on a hundred for the fourth wicket and it looked as if we might get home. The skipper scratched about for far too long and left the young strokeplayers too much to do but it was the loss of Gladstone to a run-out that cost us the game. Rory Thomas put bat to ball for a quick 14 but it was not to be. (L Johnston)
5th X1 League position – 10th / 10
This weekends games:
1st X1 away to Chipstead, Coulsdon & Walcountians
2nd X1 home to Chessington
5th X1 away to Dulwich
1st X1 home to Earlswood Strollers
Best of luck to all the sides.