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Men's Sunday 1st XI

Training

Fridays from 23rd April 2021 6.30pm - 8pm at the club

The Sunday 1st XI is playing its first season in the Hunts County Bats Suffolk Cricket League (Division 5) in 2021.

 

Captains

Sun 1st XI Captain
Sun 1st XI Vice Captain

Upcoming Fixtures

There are no upcoming events.

It was a great end to our Cricket Week, particularly after the disappointment of losing Friday's activities to heavy rain. The sun came out for the Legends and so did a number of familiar faces from the past. Stuart D looked like he'd never been away, starting with a sharp catch in the opening and another at the end and then adding a 30+ retirement with the bat. Joe launched himself for a spectacular one-handed catch, Darren refreshed his memory as he opened the bowling and Richard hit the stumps three times (which would have met with approval from Stefan). Josh S would have enjoyed cleaning up Josh B with his seldom-seen seamers and we were happy to share the occasion with a Legend from another local team as Bruce collected another wicket to add to his vast haul for Woodbridge over many years.

The Melton Sunday side total was a manageable 137 and with retirement scores from Tom Sid and Stuart the Legends got home with five wickets and six overs to spare. This included two good wickets for Max and two for skipper Tom, who prevented the senior legend from adding to his club total.

It was good to see a few other Legends who put in an appearance - presumably Adam, Jack and Mick are now too old to play proper cricket (!)

And, of course, there was another chance to see Dougie behind the timbers. It was another tidy performance to add to the 500+ appearances he has made since 1996. Dot was there to support him and us - as she has done for all of those 500+ days of cricket. Also off the field we were grateful for Peter and Co for providing the barbecue and for Kate for keeping the finances and the scorebook in order. It was pleasing that the day created some more Melton memories and also raised additional funds for the club's ambitious future plans. It all helps to ensure more Melton Legends will be created over the years to come.

The match was an opportunity for the Legends to see the promise of the younger players coming through at Melton; for those younger players to appreciate the dedication and loyalty behind the runs and wickets on the records of the Legends; and to reflect on those who were unable to join us on a lovely day in the sun.

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Malcolm has been busy tracking down and compiling all of the Men's scorebooks and stats for the 2020 (half) season. Click on the button below to find out who took the wickets and catches and who scored the runs!

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Hello! Hello!

A unique season actually started on July 11 with an enjoyable inter-club friendly. Team Stokes were triumphant against Team Bowyer in the battle of the Joshes.

There was some good cricket played at times, several neatly-taken catches and the usual fireworks from Jothi. We slowly got used to the new routines including six-over breaks for hand sanitiser, not returning the ball around the fielders, etc. Most people got a bat and/or a bowl, a few looked like they may have played the game before while others looked as if it was the first time they had ever seen a cricket bat!! The teas were great (everybody brought their own) and a cheeky bottle of beer afterwards went down well. And with an 11am start it was all done and dusted by 5pm. That could be the way forward - we shall see.

We have a 10-match programme against local sides to come, with two teams in action. Let Phil/Eddie and/or Malcolm/Mark know your availability and we can look forward to some good times on the cricket pitch in July, August and September.

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Tickets are on sale now for the annual Club Dinner, to be held at the club on Friday 22nd November, from 7pm.

Join in the celebrations as the whole club acknowledges the stars of 2019.

There is a two-course dinner, followed by our annual club awards for Men's and Ladies' teams, as well as a raffle.

Dress to impress!

MENU:

Main Course

1/ Roast turkey with chipolatas and bacon roll, homemade sage and onion stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, cranberry sauce, bread sauce and gravy
2/ Poached salmon supreme with a prawn dill and cream sauce
3/ Homemade puy lentil and nut roast with a fresh tomato and basil sauce

All of the above are served with seasonal vegetables and potatoes

Desserts

1/ Homemade Apple pie with cream, custard or ice cream
2/ Homemade Christmas pudding with custard, cream, ice cream or brandy butter
3/ Chocolate and orange cheesecake
4/ Fresh fruit salad

Fresh filter coffee / tea and mints

Tickets are £22 per head (£17 for under 18s) if paid for in advance* - why not book a table? To book your tickets please phone Dot Andrews on 01394 411037 or email Deane Weller with number of tickets required and your menu choices, by 15th November.

* or £25 / £20 if paying on the night. To pay in advance please transfer the relevant amount to the club's account online (20-98-07 | 13479102) or give cash / cheque to Dot or Deane.

N.B. For senior players currently paying by monthly standing order, one ticket is included free in your subscription - additional tickets can be purchased for £22.

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Tickets are on sale now for the annual Club Dinner, to be held at the club on Saturday 29th September, from 7pm.

It's sure to be a fantastic night for everyone!

There is a two-course dinner, followed by our annual club awards for Men's and Ladies' teams, as well as a raffle.

Dress to impress!

MENU:

Main Course

1/ Homemade Steak and Ale Pie with shortcrust pastry
2/ Poached Salmon Supreme with a creme fraiche, lemon and prawn sauce
3/ Homemade roasted Butternut squash, sage and parmesan risotto

Desserts

1/ Homemade Apple pie with cream, custard or ice cream
2/ Homemade lemon and hazelnut meringue roulade
3/ Cheese and biscuits

Fresh filter coffee / tea and mints

Tickets are £20 per head if paid for in advance* - why not book a table? To book your tickets please email or message Nick Shrubshall with number of tickets required and your menu choices, by 21st September.

* or £25 if paying on the night. To pay in advance please transfer the relevant amount to the club's account online (20-98-07 | 13479102) or give cash / cheque to Nick.

N.B. For senior players currently paying by monthly standing order, one ticket is included free in your subscription - additional tickets can be purchased for £20.

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