'99 Squad. Click the pic to go to the members' index.
To the right is the fixture card for
1999 (click each team for result). On average we faced stronger opposition than last
season and felt a little mis-matched by the fixtures arranged by the Club Cricket
Conference. Never mind. Charing Cross was a revival of a regular fixture from the late 80's / early 90's where
the balance was often in their favour. Until this year incompatible dates kept us apart.
Was this the year our fortunes changed? Hmm. We last met Chobham 2nd's some years back and this
match promised a good game. August saw the first meeting between ourselves and St. Johns, a strong local club. Another good game that went
almost to the last over.
The Tour, the
fifth to Cornwall was of course better than ever (aren't
they all - Ed) and will go down in history as the first
that a reigning President came along on. Not only that, Pete Lamb (for it was he) was also
the first poor sod who "won" FOUR numbers on our infamous "Blottery."
Unbelievable! He certainly thought it was, crying "Stitch up" when the rest of
us simply met the result with gales of laughter. His revenge came to him just two weeks
later when his President's XI had a bit of luck to beat/thrash us. (delete
as appropriate) View some pictures of the tour here.
That President's Day was a
memorable occasion as usual. Well over 400 runs were scored in the game, all plus many
more retiring to President Pete's place where the evening was eaten, danced and drunk
away, although not necessarily in THAT order. Clearing up commenced just before dawn I'm
told. A unanimous vote of thanks to Peter Lamb and his wife Jenny for hosting a great
As far as the fundraising
programme went, our first-ever Racenight was held at the end of March, a lively evening
enjoyed by the many who supported us. With help from respected ex-members Dave Evans and
Steve Hardy we raised far in excess of expectations. May Bank Holiday saw most of the team
and friends (those who don't work on Saturdays) do a sponsored walk along the Basingstoke
Canal from Pyrford Lock east of Woking to West End. The unusually warm UK Bank Holiday
Weekend meant many a weary foot and dry mouth (not foot
& mouth - Ed) being given necessary rest and
refreshment at any old Pub that happenned along (there was one or eight I'm told). At
around 8.00pm they got back to base at the "Hare & Hounds" where a superb
buffet was laid on. The Quiz evening occurred at Bisley Pavilion on May 18th. President Peter Lamb and
Diane Lamb were the joint questionmasters. All had a fun time raising a respectable sum.