Letter from the President - Ian Lewis

Dear Vice Presidents

I hope all is well with you and your family and that you had a relaxing Easter break.

My writing to you as President of Swyncombe Cricket Club is one of those events that seems to whizz around ever quicker each year. This letter does at least herald the chance of hot summer days in the Parish. I hope they come; we need to dry out, don’t we?

I am writing to give you a brief update on last season and to ask you to continue to support us as a Vice President of the Club for the coming season by making a donation to its upkeep. The Club survives only by receiving generous donations from local residents like you as well as the dedicated voluntary work of a number of people. We would use your Vice President donation wisely.

Last season was again successful although results were mixed. The season culminated in a very well attended and most enjoyable End of Season Dinner. It was good to see so many Vice Presidents there.

You may have recently seen Clive Goodall and his volunteer crew up at the ground, preparing the square and the outfield for the new season. We attained a new wicket mower for cutting and scarifying to help with this. Moles and moss again present our Groundsman with a challenge and he is busy combatting them both.

Our frugal Treasurer, Peter Regent, saved enough of your donations over a number of years to achieve one of our long-held goals. Last season, the Club purchased a practice net and bowling machine. This kit is incredibly useful to the team. It brings us a little more in-line with other clubs, should help our performances going forward and also makes the Club more attractive to new players. The team had their first nets practice two weeks ago and, weather permitting, will be practicing hard over the coming weeks.

This seasons starts on 4
th May. A full fixture list is available at www.swyncombecc.co.uk, the Club website. Please take a quick look at the website. Peter Regent has done a grand job with the photography and content. It is a great advert for the Parish.

I have taken the liberty of enclosing a reply envelope for any 2014 donation you may feel able to provide to the Cricket Club. Please contact Peter or me if you would like to talk about the Club at all. We are keen to recruit more players. If you know of anybody who may be interested, please let us know.

I hope you have a fantastic summer.

Best wishes

Ian Lewis