Last night saw several Wash men strong and true, some old, and some new, head down to Martha's Bar at The Wash Pub for the first official event of the season - AGM 2023. We managed to whip through proceedings fairly quickly and there was lots to tell and good discussions had. Here below is a brief summary.
Please congratulate the The Wash CC Committee 2023 Edition:
Stu Marsh - Chairman
Nick Kripps - Treasurer
Max Murrain - Captain
Mark Molloy - Vice Captain
Matt Cragoe - Fixtures Secretary
Rory Vokes-Dudgeon - Club Secretary
Brian Wingfield - Social Secretary
Mike Egan - Tour Manager
Thanks Brian for your many years as Club Secretary and welcome to the role of Social Secretary. And it's great to see Rory VD step up to the committee.
The full seasons fixtures have been published on the Play-Cricket site. Please go there and check it out. Match Managers have been assigned and yours truly will be covering April so keep an eye on your inboxes as our first game is next Sunday 23rd April.
But just prior to that, we're having a Season Opening Social Night at The Wash on 22nd April, commencing at about 6pm. Why not get the season off to an intoxicated start?! We've booked an area for all to come along and calm the first game nerves with a few quiet ales. Please bring "volumes of desire" (I think you had to be there to understand).
For the first time in 10 years, the cost of the Washington CC Annual Subscription fee has been raised. This will now cost you the princely sum of £50, and for those players who need one, that will include a free Wash playing shirt. And just like always, once you've played 5 games in a season, you will get yourself a nice numbered Wash cap.
And while we're on the subject of merchandise, if you would like to buy some really cool Washington CC 50th Anniversary Branded kit... click on the Wash Shop link at the top of this page. The logo has been specially prepared for this year only, so get your Wash branded gear and look like a bloody legend!!
BIG NEWS - When at the Wash Pub... tell them you're with the Washington Cricket Club and you're entitled to a 10% discount on drinks! How good is that?!
Along with that little bonus, our heartfelt thanks go out to Antonia at the Wash, who has paid for our balls this season, and will be stumping up some more cash in this special 50th year to help cover the cost of the - SOLD OUT - Anniversary Dinner. Thanks a lot for all the support.
So - lots happening. Keep an eye out for more notifications from Tour Sec Megan and Social Sec Brian as we head into serious part of the year...
Get ready to Smash 50th Anniversary Leather!!
Washington CC Chairman
It's April 2023... The Last of Us (Season 1) is over and Easter (both of these give me shivers) is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing... The Washington CC 50th Season is about to get under way.
So - here's a couple of dates to get in your calendars.
Friday 14th April - Washington CC 2023 AGM
This will be held down in Martha's Bar at The Wash. We have a few important points to get through (elections of committee, fixtures list unveiling, big 50th dinner discussion, major socials, match managers for each month, etc. etc.) and it usually takes an hour or so, after which we head upstairs and continue general pre-season cricket chat. All players and partners and new recruits are most welcome.
For those that haven't been along to an AGM before, this is a great opportunity to come along to see some relatively official Wash business and so we'd love to see you there to get involved.
Let us know if you're up for it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 22nd April - Season 50 Opener Sesh!!
Our first game will be on Sunday 23rd at Battersea Park... and so we might as well turn up with sore heads right! Come along for a few beers.... we'll be upstairs at The Washington Pub. Again - all welcome!!
Washington CC Committee
Our club is proud to be affiliated with and sponsored by The Washington Pub, England's Lane, Belsize Park, London
We tour every year in October, usually to somewhere warm and sunny in Europe. WAGS and kids welcome to join. More details here.
In early 2024 - we will be touring Thailand in celebration of our 50 years!
Lord's Cricket Ground
We train here every year pre-season.
During the season we train occasionally at Paddington Recreation Ground, Maida Vale.