Jonathan's Letter

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The involvement of Lloyds of London in the MCC's Charity Campaign begins to bear fruit.
Today, 18th March, we publish a recent email from Quentin Palmer-Brown’s brother, Jonathan:


Jonathan Palmer-Brown
Chairman of International Specialty
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
The St Botolph Building
138 Houndsditch

18th March 2015

Dear All MCC Committee Members and Supporters:

I wanted to write an open letter to your website, if you consider publishing such, to offer my heartfelt thanks for your kindness and caring support for my brother and MNDA to help find a cure for this terrible disease he is now so sadly suffering from.

What in fact your wonderful energy has triggered is a serious realisation of the importance of funding this singular Charity in its quest to find a cure for this cruel disease.

As a result of visiting the MCC website the very many friends and colleagues of Quentin in the London Insurance Market are rallying together to support the cause and wish to do so through the MCC site. We are working hard to see many people and feel it is gathering momentum a bit like the "Ice Bucket Challenge"albeit we do not have such lofty ambitions!!

Whilst I am personally very much looking forward to being in Menorca in May I wanted to write this note so you all fully appreciate that what you have set rolling is the bedrock of what we really hope will be a very significant sum of money for MNDA. For that, Quentin,I and indeed many others will be eternally grateful. Please keep forging ahead with your creative and energetic work as every single penny counts!





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31/01/2015 Menu for Cricket Club annual presentation lunch

Here is the menu for the Presentaion Lunch on 31st January. Please could you let John Duchin know your selections (971 151471 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


24/10/2014 October Twenty/20 Tournament

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To mark the end of the season, there will be a Twenty/20 tournament at the Club on the weekend of 24th October.

The order of play is as follows:

Friday 24th

14:00 West Hagley CC v Rampside Tigers CC playing for the Ashes Trophy

Saturday 25th

11:00 MCC v Rampside Tigers CC

14:30 (ish!) Rampside Tigers CC v West Hagley CC

Sunday 26th

11:00 MCC v West Hagley CC

14:30 (ish!) Final of the October Twenty/20 Tournament

Not to be missed!

21/09/2014 Carol's poem


We are packed and ready to board the plane,

we are off to live in sunny Spain,

Golden sands and turquoise sea

just the life for you and me!


The pitch is ready, so now its "game on"

thanks to the groundsmen Graham and John

The bar is open, everyone is here

so lets get started and sell some beer!


We have Mr Greener, who's working the bar

his voice can be heard from here to Alcafar!

Bacon for James! Hot dog for Jake!

I don't know how much more of this i can take!


The Chairman arrives for his glass of pink wine

After our bbq yesterday, he seems to be fine!

I ask if he's excited about the Balearic cup

he replies, "oh Carol, do shut up!"


John Seymour arrives and props up the bar,

I can see Chris Knightely getting out of his car,

There's only Sean Missing, and he's always late

but when he arrives there will be a debate.


I hear the crowd sigh, and see the stumps fall,

it looks like Joe has missed the ball.

There's nine wickets left, so i really dont care

cos i know at the end Andy tysoe will still be there.


Menorca have won, everything has gone to plan

A medi for Roy, and a gay one for Dan

Shandy for Tony, and a beer for Mel

No errors from the umpires, didnt they do well?


Two jugs for the visitors, and a wine for Jenne

She says "hold on, I need to spend a penny"

everything has gone without a hitch
and Andrew says "one more for the ditch"


Our time has finally come to an end

we've loved every minute, and made lots of friends

So thank you menorca, for all you have done

and carry on playing and having lots of fun

21/09/2014 A final 'Thanks to Dave and Carol behind the bar'

T'was a sad day on Sunday as Dave and Carol served their last cañas. They have worked tirelessly the bar for the last six years and made it a fun and hospitable venue, to watch the cricket and exchange witty banter.

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On Sunday they were presented with a set of engraved crystal tumblers, and thanks for all their efforts were voiced by both David and Andrew.

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There was a great turnout to wish them well, and the crowd was delighted with Carol’s ‘Ode to the MCC’. (It will be published on the web site shortly). Dave, once again, entertained us with one of his witty speeches which highlighted the camaraderie shown amongst members of the Club. We wish them all the best and look forward to seeing them next spring – on the other side of the bar!

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