President's Day

President's Day

By James Quinlan
17 June
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A great day, if not the result we wanted

On Saturday 8th June Chris and Lyn Gill hosted another wonderful President’s Day at the

The worry of early morning rain passed over in favour of warm and sunny, if a bit breezy

The ladies were resplendent in summer finery and gentlemen in jackets and ties. The
Chairman had opted for a casual open shirt look that briefly went un-noticed by the chief
steward of the enclosure before he was shamed into buying a club tie to wear for the rest of
the day.

Ahead of proceedings Chris spoke about the strength and character of the Club and its hard-working and volunteer membership. Of sadder note was the fact the since our day last year, we have lost former Presidents David Walton, Roger Cully and most recently Kenny Parker. Amongst our other sadness was the loss of Paul Beadle who without doubt would have become President one day.

Lunch was marvellous with a plentiful selection of main courses, desserts and cheese to be
washed down with refreshment of your choosing and there was plenty of that!

The first team set the tone in jackets and tie before the game and the match against
Hornsey had a familiar look to it as three of our first team from last year were welcomed
back to Lincoln Road.

We lost the all-important toss and struggled to get going on a drying pitch. Early damage
was done by the quick bowlers and it was only the always reliant captain Jack Plumb with 61
not out that gave us a target to defend.

It was our former player Les Edwards with 80 runs who steered Hornsey home after an early
scare being dropped to a very tough catch.

A lost game but a great day that partied on into the evening.

A special thanks to the bar team, to Lucy Fairweather and Hannah who sold the raffle
tickets, to those who donated a prize and to Sue Wright who cajoled prizes from local
businesses including Paul on the fruit and vegetables in the market place!

Also thank you to Phil Marshall, Steve Plumb and Carl Brooks for setting out the tables,
chairs and gazebos as well as tidying them up over the weekend.

Thank you again Chris and Lyn for making it such a success.

Peter Fairweather

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