Washington CC on tour
In October 2019, The Washington CC returned to Portugal for the end of season tour...
7 years after our first visit in 2012, this time as the Desperadoes. And what a motley collection of fictional and non-fictional bandits, criminals, cheats and vagabonds we made.
The tour was based in Figueria da Foz on the west coast known for its wide sandy beaches with decent waves, and with its small town teaming with bars and restaurants, made an excellent impression. With 24 tourists flying out this was the largest touring party to date and made for a great Wash end of season get together.
Two games against the Amigos CC were played on the last weekend in October, one on the Saturday and one on Sunday. A Warmer welcome on tour is probably harder to find with welcoming blackboards, warm handshakes and friendly opponents, and this made for two great days of cricket. Add to this the wonderful facilities at the Woodlands ground at Pousaflores in Ansaio, and the amazing teas, and a rare on tour win, and it’s easy to see why this was a fantastic tour.
Overall we had an amazing tour, and we salute Russ Pendry for organising an amazing event. Massive thanks!
As usual, The Washington C.C. trains pre-season in the wonderful facilities at Lord's Cricket Ground. We have been training here for years. This is a great way to shrug off that extra layer of winter warmer that may have been added over the Christmas and New Year period, and allows us all to test ourselves and prepare mentally for the season ahead. Newcomers to the club are always welcome.
Each session usually lasts 1 hour if we secure 2 nets, and 2 hours if we secure 1 net. Ideally, there are no more that 5 / 6 players in a net at time - so each batsman will face a good variety of bowling. All players must wear whites and there are of course No Spikes allowed.
Net times for Spring 2020 (all sessions are 2 nets)
Saturday 25 January 8am to 9am
Saturday 01 February 8am to 9am
Saturday 08 February 8am to 9am
Saturday 15 February 11am to 12noon
Saturday 22 February 10am to 11am
Saturday 29 February 11am to 12noon
Saturday 07 March 6pm to 7pm
Saturday 14 March 8am to 9am
Saturday 21 March 8am to 9am
Saturday 28 March 8am to 9am
As usual the cost will be £10 per person per session.
Lords Cricket Club
St John's Wood Rd
St John's Wood
London, NW8 8QN