Diary Dates for 2017

Below are important dates for the 2017 season. Put them in your diary!

SUNDAY APRIL 23rd. Season opens with Rob Shuttleworth's XI visit to Barnton.

SUNDAY JUNE 4th. Chairman's XI v Upton at Old Parkonians.

SUNDAY JULY 9th. Vice-Chairman's XI v Little Valley at Old Parkonians.

SUNDAY JULY 23rd. SA Barton's XI at Mobberley.

TUESDAY 15th to THURSDAY 17th AUGUST. Annual Tour to Shropshire

WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST. RT Hughes' XI v Cheshire Gentlemen at Cholmondeley Castle.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10th. D.Blanchard's XI at Nant Clwyd

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17th. Captain's XI v Greenflies at Alberbury.

SATURDAY 23rd and SUNDAY 24th SEPTEMBER. End of Season Yorkshire Weekend.

NEW FIXTURES. We are pleased to welcome Carmel&District, Colwall, Dalton, Little Valley and Queensbury onto our fixture list. We look forward to a long and happy association with each of them. CARMEL&DISTRICT from North Wales and West Lancashire side DALTON will play against our Wyncote XI. COLWALL, our old friends from Herefordshire, will host a Vice-Presidents' XI fixture, Calderdale based LITTLE VALLEY will provide the opposition on Vice-Chairman's Day and we will visit QUEENSBURY near Halifax during our End of Season Weekend.

WYNCOTE XI In light of the ongoing popularity of our evening T/20 fixtures 2017 sees a further expanded portfolio of 12 games, sevenof which will be played on tuesday evenings at our now traditional home venue, Old Parkonians CC. An additional three home games will be played at Premier League New Brighton CC. The programme commences on May 9th with the inaugural visit of Chempath, ends at Dalton on August 3rd and will be managed my an organising sub-committee consisting of Chris and Richard Beckett, Josh Blamire, Malcolm Gregg, Gordon Jenkins and Edward and Simeon Shiff. Further details can be found on the Wyncote XI page.

PRESIDENT'S XI. As in 2016 the President's XI will be managed by Club Captain Alex Hughes and will play six games with fixtures scheduled on May 1st and 29th, June 18th, July 16th, August 6th and September 3rd. Our opponents will be Wistaston, Oulton Park, Barnton, WilleyWanderers, Mobberley and Grasshoppers. Home games are scheduled at Acton Reynald and Over Peover while the Oulton Park fixture will be played at the stunning setting of Little Budworth.

VICE-PRESIDENTS' XI. In order to mark the appointment of Founder Members Dan McElroy and Rob Johnson to serve as Vice-Presidents along side Chris Lobb this particular eleven has been reformed and will play two games. Colwall in Herefordshire will be our hosts on 31st July and we will visit Booth in Yorkshire on August 28th. Both clubs play at delightful venues and more information can be found on the relevant website page.

SEFTON PARK PATRONS' XI. As in 2016 two fixtures have been arranged, on July 12th against Old Xavarians and August 9th against XL. Both games start at 12 noon and are played over three sessions. Details have been posted on the Patrons' XI page.

MJ GREGG'S XI. Following the foundation of this eleven last season two matches will be played in 2017. On June 14th the picturesque setting of Arley Hall will be the venue for an evening T/20 contest against Great Budworth On July 30th the team will visit the Derbyshire Peak District for a traditional declaration fixture against Elton.

SHROPSHIRE TOUR As in previous seasons this iconic event will be based in Ellesmere between Tuesday 15th and Thursday 16th August with fixtures against Ellesmere, Frankton and Knockin & Kinnerley. Invitations, booking forms and payment details have been forwarded to in excess of 200 members who are requested to respond by the stipulated return date. In the interim please ensure that you book the appropriate time off work. Further details can be obtained by accessing the Shropshire Tour page or by contacting the Club Secretary on 07943-618719. If you are not currently a Club Member but would like to take part in this event we would be delighted to hear from you.

MARLE HILL. We are deeply saddened to report the demise of Marle Hill CC in Gloucestershire who for several seasons have provided worthy opposition for our Slaughters XI captained by exiled Scouser John Jones. In common with many small village clubs the last few seasons had been real difficult for Marle Hill. They had to withdraw their Saturday XI from The Cotswolds District League at the end of the 2015 season and despite the gargantuan efforts of a dedicated band of enthusiasts effectively ceased to exist by the close of last season. Several of their members,including long standing Fixture Secretary Bob Phillips have now joined Slaughters in order to form a Sunday XI and we hope to be able to organise a joint fixture with them against suitable opponents in 2018.

ORMSKIRK OCCASIONALS. This year Ormskirk Occasionals celebrate their 26th season of playing social cricket. This is a tremendous achievement given the year on year decline in the levels of participation in the wider cricket community. Like ourselves The Occasionals endeavour to both preserve and promote the finest traditions of our wonderful game and it is therefore more than coincidental that over recent years a number of players have represented both clubs. One such player, Malcolm Gregg, combines the roles of Occasionals Club Captain and Ramblers Patron and his sterling efforts are hugely appreciated by the members of both organisations. During the coming season there are several dates when The Ramblers do not have fixtures scheduled. On three of these dates, June 11th, August 13th and August 20th. The Occasionals have fixtures at Mobberley, Corwen and Upton respectively. If you are able to play on any of these dates please let Malcolm know well in advance of each game. In addition to a comprehensive Sunday fixture list The Occasionals also run an extensive programme of mid-week games. The majority of these are on Tuesdays,the same evening as most of our Wyncote XI fixtures, although several fall on other evenings. Should you be able to play in any of these games Malcolm would be delighted to hear from you. He can be contacted on 07764-412517.

PADDINGTON BEARS. This season The Bears have eight midweek fixtures against Northern(May 4th), Prescot&Odyssey(May 25th), Wirral Stags(June 7th), Coton Hall(June 16th), Dalton(June 29th), Sefton Park(July 20th), Barnton(August10th) and Madeley(August 31st). All are evening games apart from the Madeley fixture which is a 1.30pm start. If you would like to play on any of these dates please contact either Paul Garry(Chair) on 07596-088514, Malcolm Gregg(Vice Chair) on 07764-412517, Gordon Jenkins(Club Captain) on 07943-618719 or Edward Shiff(Secretary) on 07934-311684.

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