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Badgers’ dinner – Arms and the young woman

This year saw a select subset of the playing strength of the club along with their other halves and a scattering of offspring gather in the back room of The Kingswood Arms to celebrate another successful season littered with milestones of one kind or another. The awards part of the evening was also attended by Amy, away in Loughborough at an England training camp, via Facetime. For the record, the trophies and mementos found their way to:

BattingAmy Gordon213 runs @ 53.3
BowlingBill Jenkins28 wickets @ 9.8
FieldingJake Gordon20 catches
CaptainsRob Knew 
Frank ButtDarrell Pitts(for his maiden ton)
‘Wang Fu’Darrell Pitts 
Mike Law TrophyMatt Mann(for his ‘demolished wicket’ dismissal)

Mark’s speech included the usual whistle-stop tour of the season’s games and key performances, a review of the lifetime milestones reached during the year, the presentation to Darrell of a specially-embroidered shirt to celebrate his first century (in lieu of the more traditional cap, which proved impossible to source without purchasing a dozen of them) and a first ever outing for a sit-down version of ‘Pittsy Bingo’. For me two off the cuff comments represent the comedy highlights of the evening – Amy’s anguished “shush, this is my bit” which rang out clearly around a suddenly silent room and Ben’s deadpan “how come he gets a trophy for coming second” following Mark presenting Matt with the Mike Law trophy as the second ever hit wicket victim in club history.


Notice of AGM – 1 Feb 2016

This year’s AGM will take place on Monday 1st February at 19:30 (7.30pm) and will again be at the skipper’s gaff – 11 Tangier Wood, Burgh Heath, Banstead, Surrey, KT20 6AG. All members should have received written notification via email with an agenda and various associated comments from the Chairman, including a proposed minor change to the club rules. Please make every effort to attend and contribute to the running of our club.

I have included the exact location of Mark’s house on the Google Map showing the grounds we play on or for those that prefer more traditional maps you can use this one of the area in Streetmap.

For those of you that have lost or not received the letter in whatever form, the agenda for the meeting will be:

1Apologies for absence 7Tour
2Minutes of AGM 2015 8Bonus Ball 2016
3Captain’s report 9Presentation Dinner
4Treasurer’s report 10Nets
5Election of Officers 11Rules
6Fixtures 2016 12Any other business


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