It's 23:45 and I sit in the bar, somewhat bucked that the churl Murray is out of the tennis, but melting - what temperature is it...I wonder if the owners of that pool are in?
And so we sweep into the "season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" (Keats) and I am led to believe that it's going to be cool and rain tomorrow, the sweat heaving down the back of my neck defies this but you never know
On Saturday, the First XI have their final league match of the season, which if they win should guarantee them promotion, why not come along and support the chaps, I know it would be appreciated.
The hockey club start digging in with friendlies and of course the move into September means that the autumn sports start kicking in on the TV.
We will be showing the England match from 20:00 on Friday.
There is no bigger patriot than me, but let's be honest, it is blind patriotism that keeps us supporting them! Still we may as well be miserable together and imbibe a couple of liveners at the same time.
The bar will be open from 17:30 and we will be selling a selection of bar food and in the fine tradition, now well established, Max will be bleating about football and wanting to put music on..
The Premier Rugby returns on Saturday and Sunday, so there's no real excuse for any of you not to spend the whole weekend amongst us!
The tour of the Rebellion Brewery was a great success I am told, for some reason I don't have a great recall of the evening!
We have a multitude of events coming up for your enjoyment but the most pressing is the Big Bash on 14th September at the clubhouse. This is a party for all, a summer celebration where the cricketers can celebrate their season end, the hockey players can celebrate the beginning of their season and the social members can do what they do best...SOCIALISE. We are having a live band, outstanding barbecue and buffet, marquee, raffle, lion taming, a school of dolphins doing the can-can whilst juggling flagons of flaming sambuca, marlin fishing with Roger Daltrey and Robson Greene in a lake created by Charlie...the list is almost endless, mostly fictitious (I'm sure you can work out the real bits), though Ginger Tom has offered himself up for a 20 minute slot on the mic. 'entertaining' us with his ever burgeoning list of 'celebrity cars' (see last week's newsletter) - trust me he has enough to fill twenty minutes, it's the entertaining aspect that is dubious.
Anyway, anyway, anyway, the nub of the matter is this - it will be a fun party so get yer tickets purchased from behind the bar or via the website The Pavilion Shop there is only just over one week to go and I need to know how many grapes to tread on, hops to harvest, potatoes to ferment... oh yes and sheep,cows and chickens to slaughter (how can the the words 'slaughter' and 'laughter' be so similar, who the hell thinks these things up?)!
I want to know, and I want to know NOW...know now, there's another one...sorry I appear, momentarily, to have become 'Charlie Cheswick' in 'One flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest', demanding my own cigarettes from' Nurse Ratched' ("I ain't no little kid"), I'll return to the newsletter (it's the heat).
We have a Comedy Night on 18th October, Firework Night on 1st November and are currently looking for a slot for a Music Night, all of these will appear on the website tomorrow with the ability to book.
Next week we will be giving you details of extended bar food, including breakfasts on Saturdays and Sunday Lunch, beginning on 21/09.
Spring is approaching us and the promise of summer…
Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020
About Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club
The Cricket Club is situated in the beautiful village of Bray, Berkshire, on the banks of the Thames, overlooked by the Church of St Michael. The main ground is widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country.
Est. in 1798 and a member of the Morrant Thames Valley League, with three senior teams and a thriving colts section both boys and girls
Address: The Pavilion, The High Street, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2AA
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