It’s always sad when the season ends and it takes a few weeks to get used to not being there! During the season there are lots of volunteers who do a tremendous amount of work at the Club and it is much appreciated, however there are still jobs to be done and people are still pottering about at the ground.
Following the end of season and our AGM on Sunday 15th November, both senior teams will play in the same leagues next year, the 1st team will be captained by Dave Eaton with Adam Webb as Vice Captain, the 2nd team will continue to be captained by Mark Tubb with Jamie Abbotts as Vice Captain, Rose Beck will take the lead on Sundays with assistance from others. Julian Wright will continue as Club Captain. All this is good news for the Club, but we would like to record our thanks to Dave Taylor and David Clark – outgoing 1st team Captain and Vice Captain respectively – for their hard work over the past few years. Dave Eaton who has captained the Sunday team for the last year will continue his good work in the 1st team.
The Junior teams had a fantastic year with 5 of the Juniors progressing to play in the Sunday team with 2 also playing in our 2nd team on a Saturday. This was great to see and part of our development plan is to ensure there is progression through the club for Juniors. They ended the season with the annual parents v children match, the weather was hot and a fair match ensued, at the end Mike Patching presented the trophies on behalf of the MHT Trust, the winners were:
U’11 The Whole team
U’13 Thomas Shaw
U’15 Henry Moon
Most dedicated cricketer Jessica Newport
We thank the Michael Hardinge Trust for their continued sponsorship of the Juniors, this year we have added their logo to the junior kit to highlight the hard work they do.
Our Dinner Dance was once again held at Bloxham School, a wonderful venue where the theme was the Great Gatsby, it was attended by 80 members of the Club and to see how much we enjoyed ourselves please look at the pictures on our website www.horleycc.co.uk
We wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year and thank you for all your support this season – we look forward to seeing you next season.
Kind regards, Judith