Letter from the President - Ian Lewis

Dear Vice Presidents

I hope all is well with you and your family, and that you are looking forward to a glorious English summer which may be a welcome escape from all that election malarkey.

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 as always use your Vice President donation wisely.

Last season was largely successful. Our team triumphed in
the match of the season, regaining the ‘Ron Vines’ Cup’ against Nettlebed Cricket Club. Nothing trumps beating your local rivals. There was yet another grand turnout at the ‘End of Season’ Dinner. We were treated to an extremely entertaining wine-tasting session by Tim Bayley, one of our all-rounders. One wonders who will be performing this year…

Your kind donations allowed us to enlarge the patio and fence by the pavilion which looks great and will benefit not just the cricket team, but the wider community. We also got hold of a sit-on roller to help Clive, our dedicated groundsman, to maintain the fabulous wicket.

Plans for this year include the erection of a new shed alongside the existing to store and allow easy access to the tractor and gang mower which is currently challenging. We will also look to extend the patio to the front of the pavilion which will allow Vice Presidents to enjoy the cricket with a glass of wine or beer in more comfort.

This seasons starts on May 3rd 2015. A full fixture list is available at
www.swyncombecc.co.uk the Club website. In addition to our regular schedule and for those that prefer a racier cricketing experience, we hope to hold a few 20/20 games on Friday evenings in June. Not for the faint-hearted.

We are keen to recruit more players. Your President has gone to great lengths to scout and attract overseas talent, particularly from South East Asia. But if you know of anybody with a slightly shorter travel-to-match time who may be interested, please let us know.
I have taken the liberty of enclosing a reply envelope for any 2015 donation you may feel able to provide to the Cricket Club. Please contact Peter Regent if you would like to talk about the Club at all.

I am sure I will catch up with most of you over the summer. In the meantime, I wish you well.

Best wishes.

Ian Lewis - President