Surrey Downs League: We are now well over halfway through the season with just 5 rounds of the league season remaining. The 1st XI are currently in 5th place in Division 1 whilst the 2nd XI are 6th in Division 2. There have been a number of memorable games already for both teams, the aim for both will be to finish the season strongly and improve on current positions.
Surrey Slam T20: The new Surrey Slam T20 competition is now at the regional final stage, the OHCC Lumberjacks have made it through to the final on the 7th August at Horsley & Send CC against Effingham Ships. Both the quarter final and semi final going down to the last ball of the game to ignite raucous celebrations from the Lumberjacks. The OHCC Sloggers also had a great run in reaching the regional quarter finals losing to the Lumberjacks semi final opponents Worplesdon Bulls. All support welcome for the regional final on the 7th August, good luck to the Lumberjacks, a win will take them to Finals Day and the last 4 of the 64 team competition.
General News: The ground is looking in great shape, thanks to Clive for all of his effort and his now "young" apprentice Graham Jackson. It's not only the cutting of the outfield but the surrounding areas and fencing that requires constant attention, thanks also to Dan and David Bishop who have spent considerable time helping make this look so presentable. We shouldn't forget the wicket we play on, it has played exceptionally again this season and surely must be one of the best wickets in the league, thanks to Des Heselwood for his continued support in preparing the square and pitches we play on. Many of you will have noticed the addition of a second sight screen, this was purchased from Ockley CC (very cheaply) in fairly poor condition, thanks to Gary Bartlett for spending the time and effort to paint the entire structure, this has been a huge benefit to the club at the pavilion end and will be in years to come. The second major addition to the club has been the newly purchased wheeled wicket covers, these are a fantastic addition to the club and only a few years ago would have been a distant dream, however due to the work of David Bishop he managed to obtain a ECB grant on behalf of the club, the covers will certainly assist with the quality of weekend wickets and the ability to play games (earn revenue for the club) that would otherwise have been cancelled.
Sad news of the passing of an OHCC member Ian Marshall ‘Swampy’. A good contingent of past and current players attended the funeral and wake. RIP Swampy.
We have all welcomed our new neighbour - Nathan at the Punch Bowl and if you missed the fireworks Spitsy and Clive are available for birthdays, parties and bonfire night!!!! Insurance Required!!!!!!!
Paying your membership and playing fees are important as the club needs this money to survive and grow. Obviously with the investment the club is putting into the refurbishment of the club house and ground equipment we need to ensure these fees are paid, if you aren't already on a monthly standing order or are yet to pay the 2018 membership please do so as soon as possible. The club is going from strength to strength and enjoying the facilities is only possible with everyone's support.
Social functions are still a vacuum at the club with no one ready to take on the role. It would be nice if we can have one or two do’s at the club with the nice weather at the moment.
Presidents’ Day is the last Sunday in August. Golf Day - tba Race Night - tba Quiz Night - tba Rounders for all - tba
OHCCPPC - the table tennis section is still thriving with the four original members still attending on Friday nights, with a fifth some weeks. We do have social functions as well. Turn up and play, any standard.
Carry on with the good work and enjoying each other’s company.
13:00 Sat. 4 August 1st Team Away v Nutfield
13:00 Sat. 4 August 2nd Team Home v Headley Old Freemans