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Spye Park Cricket Club News
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2013 AGM 1 NOV
The Spye Park CC 2013 AGM will be held on Thursday 14th November at The Owl (Bromham Social Club) starting at 8pm. It is a very important meeting as it is when the Officers of the Club are voted in and decisions on subs, match fees and other Club issues are made. If you wish to nominate someone or volunteer yourself for a club position please contact Jon Anstee beforehand. If nominating someone please check they are happy to stand!
This is your chance to have a say into how your Club is run so please make every effort to attend.
LAST FEW SPACES GOING FAST 29 OCT
That's right friends it's not long to go until the gala event of the year and tickets are selling fast however there are still a few left so if you haven't already done so get in touch with Helen to secure your booking. Do it now.
THE GEORGE INN, SANDY LANE 15 OCT
As the date for our end of season dinner fast approaches here is a note from our sponsors at The George - a 20% discount during November, nice. Click here to print off your voucher.
PAYMENT FOR DINNER 26 SEPT
Helen has asked if you can please email her and Paul Macy when you're making a payment for hte Club Dinner (see below). It is the Club's preference that you pay electronicaly and put yourname as the reference - that way Paul will know who's paid. Please make sure you pay before the night as Helen does not want to be chasing you for cash on the day.
ANNUAL CRICKET DINNER 19 SEPT
Cricket Dinner Menu
2 courses £20.00 , 3 courses £25.00
Soup of the day, homemade bread
Chicken liver & pistachio pate, toast & chutney
Smoked Cornish Mackerel fillet, red slaw & mixed leaves
Creamy garlic mushrooms on toast (v)
Pan roasted Padfields Pork Tenderloin, Stornoway black pudding,
mustard mash, cider & beetroot sauce
Pan roasted corn fed Chicken breast, winter greens, roasted beetroot,
saute potatoes, smoked bacon & walnut sauce
Catch of the Day battered OR grilled, hand cut chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce
Vegetable & bean chilli, spring onion & coriander rice & flat bread(v)
Fruit Crumble with custard
Lemon Posset & home made shortbread biscuit
Orange & ginger sponge, orange caramel & vanilla ice cream
English cheese board, home made bread, lavosh, chutney, celery & apple
( £2.00 supplement)
"In cooking good food, time is an essential ingredient"
Please inform us of any food allergies when ordering your meals, thank you.
Here at The George Inn our small kitchen allows 1 Chef & a great assistant to create wonderful food for your enjoyment, please keep in mind that at busy times there may be a slight delay.
Also we add a discretionary service charge of 10% to parties of 8 or more, as a gesture for our
hard working team.
WORKING PARTY - GROUND TIDY UP 16 SEPT
This Saturday (that's 21st September) coming Andy Ellis will be managing the end of season ground tidy up and will need a few volunteers to help make things run smoothly. Many hands make light work and all that so please do get up to the ground for 10am (free bacon sarnies) and do what you can to help.
MATCH REPORT - v's MALMESBURY 6 SEPT
Whilst The Website has been on holiday for the last couple of weeks our reporters have still been out there doing their thing us. Here's the report of the 31 run win over Malmsbury last month...
Despite the grey clouds that circled the home of Spye Park CC for the majority of Saturday, things are beginning to look brighter for Spye as they claimed a 31 run victory over Malmesbury to record their 2nd win of the season. Spye won the toss and elected to bat in drizzly conditions, sending openers Paul Fennell and Jon Anstee De Mas out to the middle with orders from Captain Simon Ellis to entertain the bumper crowd. Fennell responded to his captain in the perfect manner with some trademark bludgeoning shots to make his way to a well played 54. Anstee De Mas, the housewives favourite, complimented Fennell beautifully with some exquisite timing and intelligent shots to score 45 in very tricky conditions. Malmesbury fought back and can only be commended for the way they bowled in what was far from ideal cricket conditions. The Spye middle and lower order spluttered and finished on 171 all out from 45 overs mainly thanks to a cracking bowling spell from Jack Ward (7-1-28-5) that included 3 wickets in an over. In response, Malmesbury found things tough thanks to a highly disciplined opening bowling spell from Sir Vivian John Beal (12-2-22-2). Only James Gillespie (57) offered any real resistance as Malmesbury were all out for 140 with wily old fox Dave Beal (8.1-33-3) and Pete Ellis (5-0-23-3) the pick of the bowling.
After the game our insipid reporter spoke to Paul Fennel,
“You know that was a great game out there today, I love it when you get games like that, really love it. I thought we bowled terrifically out there today in horrible conditions so credit must go to each and everyone one of us out there today. I thought the turning point was the catch that Hutchy took; we took real belief from that moment and wanted that win! I am just delighted for our fans who have stuck with us through thick and thin this season”. Asked about his heroic batting performance Fennell said…”I was just in the zone today, got my head down and batted well, all the work I have been doing in the nets and gym paid off today. It was warming to see my teammates all on the balcony applaud when I got to my 50 but I would really like to thank Dolly. She has been the one who has believed in me all year and kept my nose up when things got tough, so this knock is for you Dolly!” Sweet.
NEW FIXTURE SECRETARY 4 SEPT
Following the news last month that Adrian Mercer would be stepping down as Fixture Secretary, after 10 excellent years service, we were literally inundated with enquires and applications for the role. In the end though Paul Fennel has emerged as the front runner and so will be voted in at the AGM in November unless anyone else wants to put there name forward!
SPYE LOSE IN T20 CUP FINAL 3 SEPT
The Spye Park Midweek Calne & District Knockout Cup 2013 Final team knew something was wrong when they met at Beversbrook for the Calne & District Knockout Cup 2013 Final on Sunday 25th August.
It wasn’t just that the Midweek Team had been called together on a Sunday, rather than the traditional Wednesday that they were accustomed to.
It wasn’t just that the usual start time of 6.15pm (ish) had been brought forward by over 8 hours (ish).
It wasn’t just that several of the mainstay of the Calne & District Midweek League team were unavailable and their places had been taken by Club stalwarts such as Dave (He Wears a Vest) West, Martin (Gingang) Gailey, Alex (Showboat) Bowater and Jamie (Shandy) Harding.
It wasn’t just that Ron (Oh No, No, No) Swann had kindly volunteered to be the first Spye Park Midweek Calne & District Knockout Cup 2013 team umpire of 2013.
No, the main issue causing anguish, misery and trauma amongst the team was that their Leader Tom (Mighty) Mornement was unavailable and absent with leave.
The principal concern was that without Tom in the ranks (the skipper who had led the side through the qualifying rounds (the opener at home to Westinghouse, the quarter-final at home to Sutton Benger, as well as the semi-final played at a neutral venue against Bishops Cannings or Devizes), who had led his brave souls through the byes and forfeited games with barely a sweat being broken) then the challenge to win the Cup itself could not be completed.
In truth Spye Park had reached the Final without playing a single game while Calne had earned their right to be in the Final by defeating Beanacre & Melksham as well as Peterborough Arms. Calne’s will to win was evidenced by their warm-up, while Spye Park sheltered from the dribbling deluge wondering whether the game would go ahead.
Due to the inclement weather there was a short delay, but then the toss was taken, Calne elected to bat and the game was under way. There then followed a smart fielding performance backed up by some examples of excellent bowling. Calne were restricted to a run a ball and appeared short of ideas with the in/out field that had been set and their struggles to find the gaps and take the singles on offer. Spye took wickets at regular intervals to keep the pressure on, before Calne moved up through the gears in the last 3 overs to post a reasonable total of 146-6.
The highlights for Spye were: Eliot Townsend (2-25), James Ellis (2-27) and Dave West (1-19), all of whom bowled their allotted 4 overs. The only complaint was the 37 extras given to Calne.
There was a quick turnaround before Spye started their run chase. With the weather brightening then there was anticipation that 147 would be achievable. Rich Bowater started well, the first ball being despatched to the legside boundary. At the other end Russ Fletcher batted long into the innings for his top scoring 24, before being dismissed in unusual circumstances. A quick short ball from Calne skipper Dan Knight had ricocheted off Russ’ chest (blood and guts everywhere), into his chin and then onto his glove and into the keeper’s hands as Russ was in the process of being castled and hitting the ground with a bang. His disgruntlement was not appeased by the sight of Umpire Swann strutting towards him down the wicket with his finger in the air to emphasise the fact that he was out and would he please get to his feet and vacate the crease as expeditiously as was possible.
The Spye middle order were not used to the pace of the Calne bowlers which was a little different to the pace of a Sunday afternoon friendly and were all out for 120. Matt (Prior) Hutchins put up some resistance towards the end but the writing was on the ball.
Highlights for Calne were Dan Knight’s figures of 3-15 from 4 overs. Calne were the stronger team and worthy winners - congratulations. RB
CLUB DINNER 17 AUG
This year's Club Dinner will be held at the George, Sandy Lane (our pub) on Saturday 9 Nov 2013.
Further details and menus to follow shortly but cost should be max £25 per person. This is a good social night where all the Club gets together and the annual awards are made. Please make every effort to attend. If you are interested please let either Helen Dolman or your captain know.
FIXTURE SECRETARY 17 AUG
After 10 years of hard labour as our fixture secretary Adrian Mercer has decided to stand down from the post. We are looking for a willing (or unwilling) volunteer to take over. Most of the work takes place out of season during the winter. It is your chance to contribute to the running of your Club. If you are interested in standing for the position please contact John Beal to let him know and if you want to find out more about what's involved please talk to Adrian. We'd like to take this opportunity of saying "Thank You" to Adrian for all the hard work he's put in over the years.
MAY CASTLES SWINDON CIVIL SERVICE IN LAST BALL THRILLER 12 AUG
There are any number of headlines that we could have gone with today but seeing as young George May was asked to bowl the last over it seems only fitting that he gets the headline.
It all started back in August 2011, yes that’s the last time Spye Park 1st XI actually won a game (for those interested it was against Great Bedwyn at home – only Tom, Dave and Old Man played in that game and this one). Since then it’s fair to say that there has been a steady decline in fortunes, well on Saturday 10th August 2013 at around 7.30pm that decline came to an earth shattering end. It may be a temporary end but it is definitely an end.
It was a lovely summer’s afternoon in beautiful Swindon (sic) and Spye batted first against Swindon Civil Service (SCS). The openers were cautious, keen not to give it away too early. Fen’s and Jonny nudged and nurdled their way through the opening overs, occasionally lashing out at wider deliveries until Jonny was undone by one that did keep remarkably low! Mornement, making his first appearance for the 1st XI this season came in at 3 – he and Fens kept their cool before beginning to get hold of things putting on 64 in 12 overs. Fens was the first to go bowled going back when he should have come forward for 38, Mornement followed shortly after caught behind for 36. So, after a promising start Spye where 90 odd for 3 from 28 over’s. Dave and Bilbo Baggins were at the crease looking to keep things ticking over, they did for a while until both were undone by balls that kept a bit low – Simon came and went in an over but scored 10 runs, which was at the very least, entertaining. It was left to Piers de Boulay to take control of the situation and marshal the remaining Spye batters, which he did very well. They scampered and slapped where they could nudging the score along nicely – but after a couple of run outs, Old Man was last man out leaving Piers 18* and Spye with a respectable, if not very commanding, 162 all out on a slow low wicket.
The 2nd half started slowly, Spye will tell you that it started tightly but really it was slow. Old Man and Fens opened the bowling and both were miserly. Old Man fired down his darts at leg stump with boring repeatedness whilst Fens mixed up his bags of swingers and cutters with some all-sorts that he found in his pocket! After they’d both bowled their full allotment of 12 overs a look at the book tells us that Old Man finished with for 1 for 21 and Fens had 2 for 22 – very good. At this stage Spye were sitting pretty, they were in the box seat and SCS had it all to do. And that is what they nearly did. SCS put together an ever improving partnership that grew into something quite dangerous.
Scott McNeil who earlier in the day had bowled his 12 overs for 35 was now trying to rescue the game and in a partnership of 76 with Maycock nearly stuck it up Spye. Olly Emerson and Dave were bowling by this stage, both of them desperately searching for a break through which eventually came via an awful Emerson full toss that Maycock lumped to Bilbo at midwicket. Dave got in on the act as well bowling McNeil for 60 and following that up with another. Meanwhile George May had quietly replaced Olly and was gamely bowling his offies as if his life depended on it. SCS continued to keep themselves in the game and going into the 44th over they needed 21 runs to win. Dave bowled the dangerous Thatcher and the pressure was further relieved until Dave bowled a leg side full toss which was not only deemed too high but was also put away for 4! He did redeem himself though by following that up with 3 dot balls.
So, here it is. 14 to win, SCS are 7 wickets down and George May has 6 balls to bowl. Dave and Simon take their time to set the field. George’s first ball is slow and full outside off stump but the SCS batter moves across and laps it down to the vacant fine leg boundary. The next ball is smeared for 2 and the third ball is lapped again to fine leg. Now, SCS only need 4 off 3! George’s 4th ball is a dot and the 5th is skied out to Jonny at cow corner but, he drops it and SCS scamper back for 2. So, finally it comes down the last ball of the day. SCS need 2 to win and 1 to tie! Spye need a wicket (or a dot ball) to win. After two years without a win, Dave and Simon decide to bring the field in, put pressure on the batters they said. Then they tweak the field. The non-stricker helpfully informs his partner that all he has to do is get a bat on it and they’ll tie the game – but his partner has been stricking the ball really well, why wouldn’t he go for the glory, after all he’s played a blinder so far in the over? George May meanwhile, cool as you like has been quietly getting himself into the zone. Standing at the top of his run up staring at the stumps 22 yards away, just patiently waiting until everything and everyone is in position, focussing on what he has to do. Finally everything is ready, in he comes, right-arm over the wicket. Full and quicker than before, he beats the batsman and the ball smashes into middle stump – Game Over and Spye have won by 1 run! Naturally there were cheers, hugs and some back slapping, there were even some tears, but hey who cares after 2 years of weekly defeats Spye had finally broken the habit and they’d won.
Once the autographs had been signed, the crowds had dispersed and everyone had calmed down a bit - Simon Ellis spoke to the assembled media on the outfield. “Yeah yeah man, we (*ing) won, init. I is knowing that we woz close to (*ing) winnin a (*ing) game – we should have won de last 2 (*ing) games but the (*ing) rain did for us and dat. So we got wot we (*ing) deserved today – a (*ing) great win for The Mighty Spye. X”……… NOTE to readers – we have tried to replicate exactly what Simon was saying here, without the swear words, we hope you get the jist of it. The “X” represents a kiss, apparently!
The slightly more articulate Dave Beal also spoke to the media. “I’m big into stats me and this win ranks right up there with the some of the very best in my time at Spye – I’d say it was in my top 7.5% of all time wins (that’s truly fascinating Dave) – no but, seriously having Mornement back at 3 (22.22% of the teams runs) was a huge boost for us today, he bats like Trott does for England, cool and calm under pressure, he looked really good out there. Fens (statically Spye’s MVP) had a great all round game, and the Old Man did well for an, Old Man? And of course George kept his cool really well under pressure – that was good! But it is a team game and as a team and a Club this is a great moment for us and one that we’ll enjoy tonight. Thank you, I’m Dave Beal, you can still get hold of my book “Dave Beal - Philosophical Thinker - Deep Heat keeps me human and other thoughts from the mind of Dr Dave.” They’ve still got some copies on that Amazon".
QUIZ QUESTION: Which 2 Spye Park players have played in both winning Saturday teams (1 each for 1st & 2nd) this season? Answers on a post card please. Either the post card sent from furthest away or the one with the topless lady on the front, will win.
BREAKING NEWS - Ist XI WIN for the first time in 2 years - report to follow 12 AUG
WAYNE’S WORLD 2 (STARRING HUGGY) 29 JUNE
Buoyed by recent performances and the sunshine, Wayne led his band of merry boys on a jaunty little jig up at Spye Park last weekend. If he had written the script it would have gone something like this. Win the toss, bat first, personally bat through holding the innings together for a cool 70 odd (and hit a six!) – be supported by the other batters and then watch Frey hit his first ball for 6, again. Ideally Wayne wanted 200, in the end he had the settle for 188 for 4 from the 45 overs. Yes they probably should have scored more but it was a good effort all round and Wayne went into tea, beaming. Now, Wayne likes his tea and doesn’t tend to be rushed by anything so whilst he finished his cake and contemplated how well he’d batted the rest of the team got on with warming up for the 2nd half.
Young guns, Jack Hanks and Andy Sparks opened the bowling but couldn’t contain the excellent Warminster openers who looked far too good for Spye until Jack induced a miss hit in the 10th over to have the dangerous Mark Coxon-Tenty caught at point with the score on 54. In his next over Jack bowled the Warminster skipper and suddenly things looked a bit better for Spye, unfortunately though we were leaking a boundary an over and needed more wickets to stem the tide. It was at this time that Wayne’s bowling plans and tactical nous paid off – on came old man Hughes who was asked to bowl a couple of tight overs and slow things down a bit. As we counted off the dot balls the pressure built up and it wasn’t long before mistakes started to happen – in only his 2nd over Huggy picked up 2 wickets. Frey Nutland was now on at the other end gamely giving Warminster a chance to win the game(!) but Huggy was having none of it – he continued to bowl wicket to wicket, he gave nothing away and using his many years of experience he picked up wickets regularly. Frey did get one as well, a full toss hitting the top of off stump. Elliot Townsend tried some of his flighted leggies but struggled to find the right length to trouble the batters, never-mind though coz Huggy was on fire and continued to rip out the Warminster batters almost at will. In the end he finished with career best (that is saying something) figures of 9-4-14-7 and all was temporarily well in the World.
Afterwards in the media tent Wayne was in jubilant form – “I told you 2 weeks ago that there was a win in this team and here it is. Yes one or two of us have stood out today but cricket is a team game and as a unit this team has a bright future – I’m extremely proud of how well we stuck to our tasks today, we batted in partnerships, we bowled, mostly, tightly and fielded really well – we deserved this win, and mark my words there will be more.” Never shy in saying what he really thinks Huggy added, “Well, I juz bowled at them three sticks and I showed them youngun's how to do it didn’t I. If it weren’t for that wicket keeping dropping one I’d have had 8, dam fool. Just as well I kept hitting them sticks, init?”
WAYNE’S WORLD 17 JUNE
With victories in short supply this season Wayne’s Warriors did extremely well to make Division 5 league leaders Buscott Park battle hard for their victory last Saturday up at the Park. Leading from the front Wayner almost batted through the innings for an excellently well-crafted 58 (from only 926 balls!) in support there were little cameos from Frey (who hit his first ball for 6) and Lander who helped to up the tempo with Wayne towards the end. At tea Spye were happy with their 134 for 7, but it was never going to be enough to defend and Spye knew that it was wickets they needed if they were to win.
Unfortunately a couple of dropped catches took the edge off what was an excellent bowling and fielding performance from Spye’s youngsters. Firstly Josh and Jack bowled tight probing lines, restricting the "a lot more” mature Buscott openers brilliantly and giving nothing away. The first wicket came in the 11th over with a smart caught & bowled from Jack. Frey Nutland and Elliot Townsend replaced the openers and both got amongst the wickets – Frey being the pick with 4 fer.
In the end though the Buscott tail-enders batted very sensibly and saw their team home with only 1 wicket to spare. Afterwards in the media centre Wayne was full of praise for his (mostly) young team, “you can’t fault their enthusiasm, they wanted this victory and whilst at tea we were happy we never really thought we’d win with only 134, so to push the league leaders this close is a really important step forward in the development of our team. There's a victory in this lot and it's not far away.”
OVERDUE SUBS 17 JUNE
Just a quick reminder that Club membership is overdue and as it is an important element of the Club's income prompt payment would be much appreciated.
Family membership - £45
Senior membership - £40
Junior membership (21 and under, in full time education or unemployed) - £10
Ways to pay:
1. By cheque or cash to your captain
2. Direct into Club bank account - sort code 30-92-63 account no. 00278077 (please let Paul Macey know in order to tie payment to member)
3. Cheque by post to Paul Macey 30 Wellington Square Melksham Wilts SN12 6QX
The 100 Club is an important way in which the Club raises income to ensure that we can maintain and improve our ground, pitch and facilities.
It is basically a prize draw with 4 draws per year and 4 cash prizes per draw ranging from £50 to £10.
Tickets are £12 per year or if you buy 3 you’ll get one free (£36 for 4 numbers)
This is good way to support your Club and hopefully win a cash prize. If you wish to join please either contact Jon Anstee or John Beal to ensure you are in the draw.
Payment can be made by: monthly standing order, cash, cheque or into Club bank account.
FULL FLIGHT 12 MAY
With the 2013 season now in full flight here is a quick round up for the action so far - Simon's 1st XI have had a gruelling start losing both their first 2 games, Wayne on the other hand has secured his first win of the season as 2nd XI captain with a stunning “for feet” win over Westinghouse. Meanwhile the Sundays also started their season with a good game and a win over Fairland & Portbury. So this week sees The Midweek Team start their campaign – they are away at Bishops Canning’s on Wednesday evening – it’s not too late to get involved if you want to.
NOT LONG NOW............................... 22 APR
Oh, yes Spye Park People - the actual cricket season is not far away now, in-fact there are 3 games to bring to your attention - on Saturday there's a pre-season friendly at home to Westinghouse - speak to Simon Ellis, on Sunday the mighty Georgians are away at Fairland & Portbuty - speak to Digger and straight into the competitive spirit, sprint the Wednesday team as they take on Westinghouse in the K-O T20 Cup - Tom Mornement is managing that one. Please do get in touch if you're available for any of these games.
And if that wasn't enough to get you excited outdoor nets begin in anger on Tuesday (that's tomorrow) from 6ish - there's even a practice pitch ready to go - what more do you need?
JUNIOR CRICKET STARTS ON THURSDAY 2nd MAY 22 APR
Andy Ellis and his team of coaches will be running the junior training/coaching sessions from next Thursday. So that's Thursday 2nd May from 6.30pm.
CONGRATULATIONS JT 21 APR
No, he's not produced any children over the winter months (unlike a number of our esteemed Club Men) instead he's been out pounding the roads of Wiltshire in his bid to complete the London Marathon in aid of multiple sclerosis. Unofficially we are very pleased to report that he did complete it - officially (and assuming that he did finish it) we don't know what time he did it in - if anyone knows the answer to this please do let us know. In-fact if JT is out there do get in touch big man we'd love to hear from you.
ANYONE FANCY HAVING A NET - OUTSIDE! 18 APR
That's right website fan's this weekend Andy Ellis is going to be rolling out the matting, cranking up the bowling machine and listening for the sound of leather and willow - it can only mean 1 thing (apart from guaranteed rain that is!) - the cricket season is only a couple of weeks away! So if you fancy a net and have some time to help with the odd job around the pavilion then you'd be most welcome from 10.30am on Sunday morning. Up the Spye!
RECRUITING NEW PLAYERS AND SUPPORTERS FOR 2013
Talking to Sky Sports News this week, Spye Park Legend Jon Bathe shocked the cricket world when he blew the lid on the issue that is “club loyalty”. “Yeah, from what I know of the on-going crisis, 63.5% of all Club Cricketers in other Clubs are totally disaffected at this time of the year”. He went on to say, “Other Clubs lack ambition and focus, well that’s not true here. At Spye Park we know exactly what we want to achieve and how we’re going to do it. Spye is a cricket club steeped in history (you know it’s older than Coca Cola), boasts famous ex-players (Vic Richards no less) and is situated in the beautiful grounds of Spye Park – what more could you possibly want. We enjoy our cricket, we have a good laugh and we all muck in together to get things done but above all that we have the best club website in Wiltshire”.
So if you’re one of the 63.5% of Club Cricketers who isn’t sure that you’re current club really knows what’s all about, then now is the perfect time to join Spye Park CC and realise you’re potential. The future’s bright, the future’s Spye Park – check out the website and then call Dave Beal to discuss your signing on fee, your favourite curry and other things. If you are interested in playing or finding out more about Spye Park CC then please contact either Simon Ellis 07414 130 355 or Wayne Young 07981 473 337.
INDOOR NETS 22 FEB
The Club indoor nets will be held at Calne Leisure Centre on Sunday 24th March, 7th April and 14th April 2013 between 4.30 and5.30pm. It is your chance to turn your arm over again and get rid of those early season aches and pains before we playing and for our batters to get their eye in again. Please make every effort to attend and support your club.
NEEDED - CAPTAIN AND VICE-CAPTAIN FOR THE WEDNESDAY TEAM 11 FEB
Your Club needs you. At the time of writing the Club does not have a volunteer to Captain or vice for the Midweek team. And this despite the fact that Spye Park CC were joint winners of the league last year. Captain Russ gave heart and soul to the job for 3 years but emotionally stood down at the end of last season saying that he had taken the team as far as he could and that it was time for someone else to pick up the reigns. As yet no one has. So we have been asked to put a plea out for someone to pick up the mantle. Someone brave, fearless, a winner, a leader of men and a tactician to rival Our Russ! All interested candidates should apply for the job by getting in touch with John Beal and stating their case boldly. Don’t be shy, get in touch.
Infact here at Website Towers we’d be pleased to hear who you think would make a good Midweek Captain – let us know your thoughts.
TEA LADY (PERSON) NEEDED 11 FEB
Spye Park Cricket Club is looking for a new Tea Lady or Man.
We are looking for someone who could do justice to our pavilion and lovely setting by making the “cricket teas” on Saturday afternoons during the summer months. Some pointers include;
- It wouldn’t have to be every week if you don’t want to but the season runs from May to August,
- It’s a paid job (within reason - to be discussed!)
- We are quite a nice bunch (although we can’t speak for our opposition) but we are quite serious about our “cricket tea’s”,
- An interest in cricket, whilst useful is not absolutely necessary, but sitting in the sun enjoying the most traditional of English pastimes is a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE 2013 7 FEB
Happy New Year to all our many readers and supporters – here at Website Towers, we would like to start the year by congratulating everyone who has something to be pleased about, well done.
Over the winter, whilst there have been some changes in leadership, there are some things that never change. Our pavilion is still the most handsome pavilion in the county, cricket is still the best sport in the World, Summer always follows Spring and here at Website Towers we’re ramping up for another season of runs, wickets and other stuff! We do have a slight quandary though – with Richie now doing what all ex-skippers do these days, ie plying his trade as a media whore – who should our new bunny?
As we get ready for the season please be sure to check the website regularly for updates, fixtures and news – it could be fun, it might not be but all the same please come back!
MINUTES – JAN & FEB COMMITTEE MINUTES ATTACHED 7 FEB
That’s right people your club committee has already met twice this year and if you’re keen to know what they said why not have a read of the minutes.
TIM HUES - PERFECT FACE FOR RADIO 3 JAN
Happy New Year Website fans, we're all back to work here at Website Towers and are delighted to bring you this news so early in the year. Tim Hues (42), of Poulshot Lodge Farm Shop will be on Newsbeat (Radio 1) at 5.45pm this evening talking about the weather and all that (should be worth listening into then) and he would be delighted if as many people as possible listened to it and then got in touch with him.............
JT DOES THE RUNNING MAN 12 DEC
That's right website fans our very own JT is going to be running the London Marathon 2013. He's raising money for multiple sclerosis and is after our support. Please sponsor him if you can.