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:
14:00 West Hagley CC v Rampside Tigers CC playing for the Ashes Trophy
11:00 MCC v Rampside Tigers CC
14:30 (ish!) Rampside Tigers CC v West Hagley CC
11:00 MCC v West Hagley CC
14:30 (ish!) Final of the October Twenty/20 Tournament
Not to be missed!
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
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.
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.
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!