Well... first blog post in a while...
After a mixed start to the season, the middle section and peak summer months are bearing out to be just about perfect for The Wash. We're handling the hot conditions brilliantly and with major contributions from experienced Washmen and many newer members - fantastic to see so many new faces filling the ranks - the results are coming and there are many smiling faces and good energy around the club.
We've also had some great crowds and good support at several games, and so if you can't play but you can get out and watch for a bit please do. It's fantastic to see supporters cheering the Wash on.
And here's a very important note... you will all likely know that after our upcoming tour to Malta in October (can't wait for that), 2023 is just around the corner. This will be a significant year in Wash history! YES - it will be THE BIG 5 & 0 for The Washington CC. Lots of notifications coming out real soon through email and WhatsApp so stay tuned an we look forward to seeing lots of faithful Wash enthusiasts in 2023 to celebrate this important milestone in the life of the Washington Cricket Club.
And here's a few photos to dwell on! Ain't cricket great!
G'day Good Wash People,
Last night we held our first in-person AGM since 2019. We kicked off at around 7pm down in Martha's Bar, and it was bloody fantastic to see such a great turn out, with a good mix of old and new faces! And with a delicious array of food put on by Antonia (Thanks again for this!!) and several beverages going down nicely, we whistled through the agenda at a nice pace, leaving plenty of quality time for a Friday Sesh in the main bar.
The prime event of the evening was the election of the committee. We are pleased to announce that...
Captain - Max Murrain (formerly VC)
Vice Captain - Mark Molloy (formerly Social Sec)
Tour Manager - Mike Egan
Social Secretary - Charles Hatton
have all been newly elected. Congratulations all!
Returning for another year unchanged are:
Secretary - Brian Wingfield
Treasurer - Nick Kripps
Fixtures Secretary - Matt Cragoe
Chairman - Stuart Marsh
We also announced our Tour Destination for the end of 2022, which will be Malta over the weekend of 01/02 October. You will all recall that we had to cancel the tour to this same destination last year due to a lack of numbers, and others will remember how excellent this destination is for late summer cricket. With good interest so far, we look well on the way to getting a solid group of players so please get your names down for that and remember we really do encourage wives, GF's and partners to come along. Looking forward to that already, and for those that haven't been, check it out: https://www.marsasportsclub.com/en/cricket
Matt Cragoe delivered a fine oratory on the fixtures list (check WhatsApp for that) and I won't go into every detail that we discussed, but suffice to say Washington CC 50th Anniversary (2023) year, tour and special events promoted a lively chat, so the new committee certainly has a job on it's hands to make sure we get prepped for that.
So, with lots of new and old faces around, there really is an air of positivity for the present and future of The Washington CC. So, here's to Smashing 2022 Leather on the park very soon.
Washington CC Chairman
What a great start to Season 2021 for the Washington CC.
After 5 games, the Wash are 3W and 2L. It's early days for 2021, but so far there's been some magnificent batting performances and several bowlers are putting their hands up and delivering, and there's been some awesome efforts in the field too (with one catch this weekend just gone that will live long in the memory).
This year has also seen the return of 2 of our favourite batsman: Brian White (I'm counting all my runs) and Mikey Turner (past Chairman, and wine guru). Fantastic to see these two legends out on the pitch and we hope to see them again real soon.
And this week coming we will be holding our first Club Day in at least 2 years. In fact it's probably three. More importantly, we will be outdoors for it, on what could be a new home ground for The Wash. Yes - that's right... after many years of holding our home games at North Midds, the Wash are very seriously considering the move to Hornsey CC just next door. So... please come on down on Sunday 16th May (be careful about where you park your car to avoid a ticket) and take a look at what could be our new home ground. We'll be playing some cricket and dishing out some 2020 trophies... and there's a bar with beer! What more do you need?! We hope to see you there.
After a long cold winter, the Washington CC are preparing for another new season, and we are all heartily embracing some recent good news, which says that outdoor training is likely to be possible just in time for our season to start. Massive high fives all round on that news.
But, on an indoor note... with our first Blog post in some time, we are here to follow up to Mark "Molly" Molloy's recent missive related to the upcoming AGM... this being our first event of the 2021 season. In years gone by (not including 2020 - was that really a proper year?) this would have been held in the pub, and I think we are looking forward to the days when that will be possible again, but for now, we are doing this through Zoom, details for which are right below.
Join Zoom Meeting at 6.30pm on 4th March 2021
There are several formalities to get through but it's also a good way for club members to catch up with the committee and make suggestions for how the club should be run. But big news this year is that we are going to be notifying all winners of the various awards for the 2020 season, including the coveted Clubman Award. As Mark said, at some point we'll have a proper knee's up and hand out the physical awards, but in the meantime, an online ceremony is all we can do.
We'll send an agenda out soon too.
We hope to see you all there but for now, stay safe and well, and start dreaming about cricket, in the great outdoors.
Washington CC Chairman
It is with great pleasure we can announce that Washington CC have won our first game of the season... coming in July. Normally, that would be an horrific occurrence, but this year, as we are only 2 games in, this is great news to report. Our first week out we were competitive but a bit rusty, and so to record a win the following week is a great achievement.
Read the report on Play-Cricket.com (click to it through 'FIXTURES & RESULTS' tab) and marvel at the bowling figures and all round contributions with bat and in the field.
Let's keep Smashing The Leather...