Letter from the President - Ian Lewis

Dear Vice Presidents

I am delighted to be writing to you as the new President of Swyncombe Cricket Club. Peter Green has stepped down having led the Club through its recovery over the last two years. The Club is most grateful to Peter.

Alison and I moved into Stockings Lane late last year and look forward to being part of this lovely community. This is one of the most beautiful areas in all of England and the Club makes Swyncombe even more desirable. I look forward to being involved in such an important Parish asset.

Your kind donation last year allowed us to do a number of critical things. Emergency repairs were made to the wicket and we bought a “harrower” as the first step in our fight back against the unremitting moss invasion of the outfield. We were able to properly insure the Club.

If you who came along to the End of Season celebration, you will already know about the outstanding achievements of the team on the field. You are currently a Vice President of the only unbeaten Club in the whole of South Oxfordshire last year. We also won the “Ron Vines” Cup for the first time. This is a great performance which sets a terribly high hurdle for this year!

The Club would be delighted if you could continue your generous support and to make a donation for the forthcoming season. This will allow us to maintain and improve the quality of the wicket and outfield for the years to come. We are all aware of the current water situation and we urgently need to make provision for the upcoming hosepipe ban.
Please give your Vice President donation to Peter Regent or me.

Pop over to say hello at our home games and keep in touch with our progress on our website
www.swyncombecricketclub.co.uk and through the reports in The Henley Standard. Please contact me or Peter if you want to discuss any aspect of the Club.

I would like to wish you a Happy Easter. Let’s hope that summer brings plenty of sunshine but a good amount of rain too for farms, gardens and cricket squares; but preferably not always on Sunday afternoons, please.



Yours sincerely,



Ian Lewis