Club and AGM update 12th Nov
We hope that you and your families are all keeping well.
The summer and shortened, but very successful cricket season for SCCC, are now distant memories with the clocks going back and the weather getting wetter and colder.
Following the announcement of a further month's lockdown the clubhouse has had to close again. The SOSA committee will be monitoring the situation and will re-open the club as soon as is allowable, adapting to whatever restrictions may be imposed at the time.
We would normally be holding the AGM now, to review the past season and to start to plan for next season. A Face to Face AGM is definitely the most preferable option, but we clearly can't do this at present. Therefore we will see what the beginning of December brings and will look to get a date in for the AGM as soon as we can.
In the meantime, at least there is some live cricket to watch with England's forthcoming tour of South Africa.
End of season
In the end it was great to get some cricket in when many, myself included doubted we would get any in. Thanks to all the committee and other volunteers to get cricket on for both adults and the colts.
A good season where the 1XI managed an unbeaten run all year in a great team effort, a special mention goes to Cameron for his 126 runs in just 3 innings while also averaging 9 with the ball.
Sunday's were also a good mix of wins and loses but every game was played in the right spirit and was throughly enjoyable, with uncertain times lets hope we can get back to winter nets next year and maybe even another promotion in the season!
Richard Payton and Bob MArtin
I am sad to let you know that Richard Payton passed away last weekend following a long illness. If anybody wants to send a condolence card please let the comms team know for the address. The funeral is likely to be at the end of the month but with present COVID restrictions, it is likely that only the family will be invited. Richard started playing for us in the early 1970s, he was a right-hand bat with a handsome cover drive, a very fleet of foot fielder and very occasional bowler. He was Secretary of the Club before he moved away but came back to Compton when he moved back into Goffs Oak. Many will also remember his son Alan who played for us until recently.
I am also sorry to report that Bob Martin died on Wednesday last week. Whilst he was not a member of the Cricket Club he did run the bar for us for several years and was often at the Club most Saturdays. He was a member of SCFC for nearly 50 years and will be sadly missed.
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