As many in the club will know, summer Saturday's for Frances means only one thing - and it's not croquet!
As the regular home scorer for Rottingdean Cricket Club, Frances has been awarded this year's OSCA (Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards) for Sussex in the Umpires and Scorers category and attends the National Awards Ceremony at Lords Cricket Ground on Monday 6th October
SCCC End of Season Dinner
Friday 10th October 2014
7pm for 7.30pm
Oriental Butternut Squash Soup
Roast Leg of English Lamb
Roast Vegetable Lasagne
(Vegetarian option available on request in advance)
A selection of indulgent desserts
To book your place please sign up on the club noticeboard or email Chrissy Isaacs
A lovely autumn weekend saw Andrew Cowing triumph in the GC Open Competition for the Hamilton Trophy, beating local player Janet Hoptroff in the final 7-4, 2-7, 7-5.
The field was reduced by four withdrawals through ilness, injury or no show and left the Manager wishing he had powers of foresight!
The consolation bottle was awarded to Jonathan Isaacs, as a shortened (so players could watch the final) Swiss competition did not produce a true outcome.
Full results to follow.
The team AC 14pt Doubles competition was won by Southwick.
However the star of the weekend was:
The guest player didn't dominate on the lawn as she spent quite a lot of time doing this:
Any good photo captions will be published (if clean!) Email webmaster.
The South of England Week played at Compton Croguet Club, Eastbourne 22-27 September is looking for more players, otherwise it may be cancelled.
Club Chairman Mike Cockburn writes:
"We are keen to encourage more players to enter this long-established tournament and would be grateful if you could bring this message to the attention of any of your members who might be interested. It takes place at the Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne and features handicap singles, handicap doubles, class singles and a consolation singles. Entrants may choose one or more events and the programme is structured in such a way that players need only be present for part of the week if they wish - see below for a brief summary: full details in the CA's Fixtures' Calendar (pages 49/50) or on the CA website (click the Tournaments tab, Fixtures Calendar under Individual Competitions, scroll down to 22-27 Sep and choose the i icon for information or the green and red icon to enter).
Entries may be made online via the CA website (preferred) or by post - but in the latter case an email to the manager Colin Hemming (Colin@ColinHemming.com) would be much appreciated.
Lunches and teas will be available and we hope to provide Eastbourne's famous sunshine!"
The Advanced Class Singles (Annual Tournament) was reduced from three classes to one event this year, due to lack of entries.
The competition was won by David Mumford who won all five games. Congratulations to him. The Scott Cup was used as the trophy for the event (normally the B Class trophy).
The runner-up with 4 wins was David Cook.
1 David Cook beat Roger Wood +12
2 Ray Hall beat Mark Hamilton +8
3 David Mumford beat Richard Jackson +10
4 Jonathan Isaacs beat Liz Farrow +24
5 Phil Dunk beat John M Taylor +17
6 Liz Farrow beat John M Taylor +2
7 David Cook beat Ray Hall +19
8 David Mumford beat Jonathan Isaacs +6
9 Roger Wood beat Phil Dunk +16
10 Mark Hamilton beat Richard Jackson +4
11 David Mumford beat David Cook +14
12 Jonathan Isaacs beat Ray Hall +23
13 Phil Dunk beat Mark Hamilton +2
14 Roger Wood beat Liz Farrow +6
15 John M Taylor beat Richard Jackson +16
16 David Mumford beat Phil Dunk +4
17 David Cook beat Jonathan Isaacs +13
18 Roger Wood beat Ray Hall +13tpo
19 John M Taylor beat Mark Hamilton +8
20 John Low beat Liz Farrow +18
21 David Mumford beat Roger Wood +7
22 David Cook beat Phil Dunk +6
23 John M Taylor beat Jonathan Isaacs +16
24 John Low beat Ray Hall +10
25 Liz Farrow beat Mark Hamilton +3
The GC High Handicap Ladder Competition is running again,
from 1st September to the end of November.
Details are here.
Find new information here about the new coaching initiative from the CA:
The presentation yesterday at Southwick when the Ladies Day trophy was won by the team from Woking.
Thanks to David Gaitley for the photo.
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