This page provides a repository of all the archived news items for 2013,
in reverse chronological order. If you really have a desire for
the older or newer
entries, then the links below will get you access to all those that I’ve saved
over the eighteen and a half years that the site has been in existence.
Badgers’ dinner – no more left to Hatch??
A fifth, and probably last since the place is up for sale, visit to the South
Hatch Restaurant on Epsom Downs for the Badgers’ presentation dinner. The
Skip and Chairman did their now standard double act, mainly to avoid Mark
presenting himself with the usual array of trophies, and it looked to me like
everyone enjoyed themselves.
For the record, the trophies and mementos (for the less regular recipients of
the sundry cups), found their way to:
|Batting||Mark Gordon||556 runs @ 39.7|
|Bowling||Bill Jenkins||23 wickets @ 13.5|
|Fielding||Mark Gordon||25 catches|
|Captains||Steve Pitts|| |
|Frank Butt||Ian Gregg||(for his maiden fifty at Ockley)|
|‘Wang Fu’||Jake Gordon|| |
|‘Commemorative Mug’ Award||Pat Redding|| |
There were a fair few milestones mentioned during the speeches, most of which
were obviously cribbed from my statistical notes. I see no reason to trawl
through the match reports and collect together another list of those
achievements, but one thing that Mark spotted and pointed up was the number of
Badgers that made their highest score for the club during the 2013 season
– he got them all to stand up and it seemed like more than half the
players in the room were on their feet.
Presentation Dinner details
The annual presentation dinner will take the same format and be in the same
location as the last four years, the South Hatch Restaurant, which can be found
on Burgh Heath Road in Epsom. The event will take place on Saturday 16th
November, with the bar open from 18:30 (6.30pm), dinner at 19:30 (7.30pm) and
carriages at midnight. The cost per head is £27.50 and once again there
will not be a disco so that those of us that prefer to talk at such events have
the chance to do so.
I have added the exact location of the restaurant to the
Google Map showing the grounds we play on or you can use this
one from Streetmap if you prefer a more traditional map.
Badgers in book form
The Badgers feature in a book on wandering cricket produced by
the Cricket Foundation in support of their
Chance to Shine programme and
released in July 2013. The book has been edited by
Anthony Gibson and Stephen Chalke, with the former helping sundry interested Badgers compile
a fifteen hundred word piece on the club. Click on the picture to the right,
which is a much reduced version of the cover of the book –
Gentlemen, Gypsies and Jesters, The Wonderful World of Wandering Cricket –
to download a PDF of the flyer promoting the book which has a little more detail
on the contents of the book along with details of how to order, or simply go
straight to the Nomadic Cricket
page linked from that flyer.