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Chorleywood Cricket Club have been playing on The Common for nearly 200 years and, for passers-by in the summer months, the sight of a cricket match in progress as they drive or walk through Chorleywood is always a memorable landmark. The club is a thriving local success story that has had a glorious history, a successful present and, thanks to a dedicated membership who want to ensure the legacy of the club for years to come, exciting plans for the future. Read more about the club...
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1st Jan 17 Bar Open - "HAIR OF THE DOG"
CWCC AGM - Thursday 24th November New! Posted by Robert Dunstone on 18th Nov 16
Just a reminder that our club's Annual General Meeting is being held next Thursday (24th November). It will be held in the Pavilion (don't worry - the heating will have been turned on much earlier in the day) and will kick-off at 8.00pm.

A copy of the agenda is attached - please do make every effort to attend as this is your chance to have your say on any issues regarding our club and also to play your part in the election of the club's officers (including a new Publicity Officer!).

I hope to see as many of you as possible there next Thursday

50 Club Winners New! Posted by Martin Tyler on 14th Nov 16
October 2016

50 John Chadwick
10 Owen Edis
10 Ken Moore
10 Neil Royden

November 2016

50 David Clark
10 John Chadwick
10 David Bushnell
10 Mike Norris

AWARDS DINNER - FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER New! Posted by Vikash Patel on 25th Oct 16
The time has nearly arrived again for CWCC's Annual Awards Night!

The event will be held on Friday 11th November at Sandy Lodge Golf Club starting at 7.30pm.

A three course meal will be served from 8pm with a DJ providing entertainment late into the night. Of course, your hosts also have the customary "Heads or Tails" games organised.

The menu options for the night are as follows:

Leek and gruyere tartlet

Confit of duck served with spiced red cabbage and roasted roots

or

Baked haddock fillet with a lemon beurre blanc, crushed new potatoes and seasonal vegetables

or

Portobello mushrooms stuffed with a med veg filling wrapped in filo pastry with a fresh tomato sauce (Vegetarian option)

Sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream

or

Cheese and biscuits

The tickets are priced at 40 per ticket. Please note that we will not be issuing paper tickets this year but will have a list on the door of those attending. As always, partners are very welcome to attend this event.

Please contact either Vikash or JR for details of where/how to make your payment (patelvikash@hotmail.com) or (johnny_rice@hotmail.co.uk)

In addition, could you also include your main course and dessert choices in this e-mail.

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Vikash or Johnny.

QUIZ NIGHT - SAT 26TH NOVEMBER New! Posted by Vikash Patel on 23rd Oct 16
After last week's Saturday night opening attracting a few darts and table tennis players, I am happy to advertise the second Saturday night opening of the winter at CWCC.

We will be holding a quiz night on Saturday 26th November 2016. The bar will open at 7.30 pm and we hope to get the quiz underway at 8pm.

Teams (with a maximum of 6 participants) can be decided in advance or on the night and there will be a 1 charge per head (all proceeds going to the club).

Please let me know if you form a team in advance (patelvikash@hotmail.com).

Draught beer will be on special again at 2.50 a pint and 9 for a 4 pint jug.

Another quick reminder that Awards Dinner tickets are now up for sale at 40. This is always a great night so be sure to book your tickets soon as awards evening is less than 3 weeks away!. If you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with myself (patelvikash@hotmail.com) or Johnny (johnny_rice@hotmail.co.uk).

We are trying to get more events at CWCC over the winter to help support the club. If you have any ideas of what you'd like to see at the club over the off-season then please get in touch.

Look forward to seeing many of you at the awards night and quiz night in November!

PLAYERS MEETING - THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER New! Posted by Robert Dunstone on 7th Oct 16
I hope you are all well - this is to inform you (if you're not already aware) that, instead of the scheduled AGM, we will be holding a special meeting to next Thursday at our club to discuss a number of cricket-related matters.

The plan is to discuss anything and everything related to cricket from 2016 and looking towards the future - this will be a vital meeting for the club moving forward as we need to air matters and make decisions on all areas of playing at CWCC.

Please can you make sure that you put this meeting in your diary and make every effort to attend. If you're not able to be there, please let us have any thoughts that you have regarding availability / selection / playing / captaincy etc.

The meeting will start at 8.00pm next Thursday (13th October) at the Pavilion.

Other items to discuss will include:

The Awards Dinner - to be held at Sandy Lodge Golf Club on Friday 11th November

Coaching Badges & DBS Certificates - if you hold any of these, please can you bring details to held our Welfare Officer, Lesley Neal keep the clubs records up to date.

Nominations for committee vacancies going forward - we desperately need new blood on the committee, so anybody who would like to help in the running of our club will be most welcome.

So - please come along and have your say on all things cricket-related at YOUR club.

(Also - draft beer will be at a special, discounted, price on the night!)

Honorary members and Friends - Lunch New! Posted by John Chadwick on 3rd Oct 16
The annual Honorary members and Friends of the Club lunch was held yesterday, 2nd October. Guest of honour was Life Member and octogenarian Rex Vine who played for the Club and Hertfordshire as a superb left arm spinner from the 1950s and into the 1970s. He looked after the square, preparing wickets for Saturday and Sunday cricket throughout the season. It was great for the older members to meet up with him again. Denys Downing our President spoke of our pleasure in seeing him again and thanked the caterers from the Rose and Crown for providing an excellent lunch for all to enjoy.

50 Club Winners New! Posted by Martin Tyler on 14th Sep 16
The results of the September 50 Club draw were as follows:-

50 Anthony Shuster

10 Russell Hodgkinson

10 Jane Spurr

10 Andrew Spurr

A bizarre but brilliant day to behold - New! Posted by Jonathan Rice on 1st Sep 16
As the title suggests, our teams really pulled their fingers out when deciding their fancy dress themes this year. 8 teams took part including a firm of Italian plumbers, a set of farmers and their sheep, some jockeys and a bunch of bananas accompanied by incredibly protective Gorillas!

The day got off to a bit of a damp start with intermittent (and thankfully short) showers but this did not deter our competitors. Only twice was play stopped and some great cricket was played by all. Luckily the sunshine returned for the remainder of the days play and the BBQ and bar was well attended throughout.

With the Bananas and Gorillas rushing off to a wedding of some sort it meant a bowl-off ensued for which team would take the extra spot in the semi-finals. After one of the teams was disqualified for overly aggressive captaincy, the semi-finals were contested between the farmers, plumbers, jockeys and some stray kiwis.

With the night drawing in, the plumbers eventually came out on top and were crowned CHAMPIONS! With Karaoke being the source of entertainment for the evening crowd, 'The Shack' was given a good rocking until the early hours. Notable performances came from Vikash 'Punjabi MC' Patel and Stevie 'Wonder' Ord - not a dry eye in the house for his renditions I can assure you!

Many thanks go to everyone who made the day a success and we all look forward to Club Day 2017 (which is Sunday 27th August for those of you who like to plan ahead!).

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