Sunday, 27 November 2016

End of Season Cricket Do 2016

The last match of the season was sponsored by 
So I turned my apron round. 
Swanny had to be relegated to the inside and Aliholli, PUSB and Liquorice Allsorts went on show.

The match was followed by the Awards Fines and Hotpot Social Evening and it was brill.

Tom, Adam and Sam were presented with trophies for 
Outstanding Improvement/Fantastic Progress
 which were very well deserved, they all had a great season.

Most Improved Player. 
Eats all my tea.
 Devoured the Fromage Frais and made a tower with the pots. 
Fantastic manners.

2nd X1 Players Player.
Also eats all my tea.
 Always says "Thankyou"
.Good helper and collector of raffle ticket money.

Totally All-Round-Good-Egg.
1st X1 Players Player.
Can't thank me enough for all the tea he eats and all the extra tea he takes back to London.

Ducks? On a bat?
Probably best not to mention what that means.

I'll admit  I struggled to feed these three until I had a brainwave and bought bags of peanuts, cashews(yes THEY went down well) fruit'n'nuts(they left the fruit).
At last they had something else to go with their egg sandwich.

The club couldn't run without these stalwarts.  
Preparing the wicket, scoring, washing up, making tea,writing quizzes...and umpteen other chores that we don't see.



The Tealady was given wine for her hard work, Thank you Tom.

The 2nd X1 bonded well ready for next season.

It was just a brilliantly fun night.

Bets 90th 2/9/16

Flights back from San Francisco followed by Sunday lunch in Coventry 24 hours later.

We may have been heavily jet-lagged but we weren't missing the lovely Bet's 90th lunch at the Millpool. Ian did a great job of driving down the M6 (and back up again) without falling asleep and Bet, with her "Cheeks like Clouds" was delighted we had made the effort.
She loved her chopping board with its cakes and dancing shoes.

And she loved her cushion with my (omg how cute, proper sewing) chain stitch :)

Natasha bought Bet the biggest 90 badge she could find and Bet just beamed all afternoon, surrounded by her friends and four generations of family.

Liddy surprised us all with an ode that was EPIC and as a result I think we all learned a few things about Bet. 

She was christened Betty, was the youngest of six children, learned ballet (and still has the toes to prove it) and worked at The Co-Op (!!!)(YAY!)  in her youth.

 Big Sis and Little Bro 

How gorgeous is THIS photo!