WSLCC 2018 Newsletter

Dear Club Member,

I would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention to what is happening at the club this season and alert you to key dates. This will replace the traditional Fixture Card covering such information and fixtures will be available on line via the club’s website.

Firstly, here are the important social/ fundraising events to put into your phone, diary or calendar.

Spring work days Saturday 17th and 31st March 9.30 a.m. Vital for getting the ground and clubhouse ready for the season
Inter–club match April 14th 12 noon onwards Cancelled due to ground conditions!
Pre-season friendly April 28th V Ibis Mapledurham (H) 1.00
Final date for Membership subscription April 30th Future team selection will be based on paid up members
Quiz Night Friday May 18th 7.30pm Enter your team of 6. Ploughman’s supper.
WSL Fete Saturday June 16th Only one team playing(away), other club members expected to be available to help at the fete – a crucial fundraiser.
Nineties and Naughties Gig Friday 13th July gates open 7pm Help required with preparation and on the night
Race Night Saturday 15th September After President v Chairman’s game
Winter closedown Saturday 29th September Help required
Autumn Gig Saturday 20th October TBC

At last year’s AGM, it was agreed that for a season’s trial, with certain exceptions (see below), Sunday fixtures would take the 20/20 format. This is an attempt to revitalise Sunday cricket which has been struggling both here at WSL and other clubs.  Here is a list of some of our more important fixtures. The full schedule is available on the website or BCL website for league games.

Friendly(IBIS) 28th April Home
1st League Fixture 5th May Ist XI away / 2nd XI home
Sunday 20/20 v Hawley 6th May Home
Sunday 20/20 v Utopers 27th May Home
Sunday 20/20 v Woodley 3rd June Home
John Harris memorial match Sunday 10th June 1.30pm Wonderful tea provided/ 35 over game
Blueys Friday 29th June 20/20  6pm
Sunday 20/20 v GX 1th July Home
Luke Patel memorial match Sunday 8th July Fathers v Sons
Trustees match Sunday 22nd July Home 35 overs
Sunday 20/20 v Hawley Aug 5th Away
Wayfarers Sunday 26th August 2 innings match
Earley 6-a side Monday 27th Existing champions!
President v Chairman’s Match Saturday 15th September 35 over game by invitation

We have much to do, as ever, in terms of getting the club ready for the approaching season. We will need additional support from players in the early part of the season due to a number of absences and unavailability. On the playing front, we continue to be under great pressure to field two sides in the BCL this year and player recruitment remains a priority. So if you hear of or know of anyone who would be interested please do steer them in our direction.

Best wishes for the season,

Chris England – Chairman WSL.CC.