Keep Calm and Curry On – Saturday 4th May

Next Saturday (4th May) Dipali restaurant will be bringing their fine Indian cuisine up to the Walker ground in the form of a buffet after the intra-club game. This should provide a good platform for an early season social evening for all, but will hopefully be particularly useful in integrating new players. If you’re keen to partake then please bring an extra ¬£10-12 and let me know on jaxmoseph@gmail.com.

Dates for your diary

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Please note that this season’s fixture card has a couple of mistakes

The Quiz, run by Jeremy Dangerfield is now on Friday 21 June, NOT as the fixture card.

Presidents, Vice Presidents and Honorary Members Day is now Saturday 22 June, again not as in the fixture card.

Please adjust diaries as necessary

Weekend Teams Selected

Southgate has three fixtures this weekend with 1st and 2nd XIs in action against home and away respectively against Harpenden on Saturday and the 1st Round of the ECB National Club Championship at HOME on Sunday against Colchester and East Essex from the Essex Premier Division, wickets pitched 1pm.

Selection

Welcome to Chris Blake

Southgate Cricket Club wishes to extend a very warm welcome indeed to Chris Blake our new overseas cricketer who arrives today. Chris who hails initially from Tasmania but more recently Melbourne in Australia has already met with club members Ricky and Daphne Gunn during their recent trip down under and also Ben Hartman during a stop over in Amsterdam.

Chris will play his first match on Saturday in the 1st XI fixture away to Harpenden on Saturday 27th of April.

Season Opener in Bournemouth

Southgate Cricket Club kicks off the 2013 with two matches in sunny Bournemouth. The tour party departs on Friday lunchtime and will be play matches at Hinton Admiral CC and New Milton CC next weekend on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Full match reports to follow next week.