League Dinner 2017 Amateurs Table Oval

League Dinner 2017

Surrey Championship League Dinner time and 17 Stokers made it to The Oval via the pub.

Firstly a thanks to Drew for making this happen for us and it was a shame he wasn’t able to attend an excellent evening himself due to another commitment. A space was kept for the Club Captain…

League Dinner 2017 Amateurs Table Oval

…but he didn’t make it either. (Something about being behind on his homework.)

Here are a few, (camera phone so apologies for poor quality on occasion), pictures from the night; starting with the pre-Oval drinks at the pub:
League Dinner 2017 Jase Pub
League Dinner 2017 Malcolm Pub
League Dinner 2017 Corbs Pub
League Dinner 2017 Pagie Pub
League Dinner 2017 Gudge Pub
League Dinner 2017 Willo and Jack Pub
League Dinner 2017 Charlie Pub
League Dinner 2017 Deepak Pub
League Dinner 2017 Jimmy and Willo Pub
League Dinner 2017 Kane Pub
League Dinner 2017 Rod Pub
League Dinner 2017 Jimmy and Whitty Pub

…and when we got to The Oval, Mills and Berry were already there as they had gone direct. Gluckman appeared after the soup…

League Dinner 2017 Po and Andy B Oval
League Dinner 2017 Gluckman and Whitmarsh Oval

…Roger Dakin MC’d a great night that saw Malcolm get further than any other Stoker in the ‘heads & tails’ but nowhere near the final half-dozen…

League Dinner 2017 Malcolm Oval

…Gareth Batty peddled raffle tickets for his benefit…

League Dinner 2017 Gareth Batty Oval

…Matthew Hoggard delivered a great speech…

League Dinner 2017 Hoggard 2 Oval
League Dinner 2017 Hoggard 1 Oval

…and the pair then undertook a good Q&A session at the end…

League Dinner 2017 Batty and Hoggard Q and A Oval

The boys from Churt picked us out to say hello, and seemed more interested in Tarrant’s whereabouts that collecting their prize; Russell Clayton of Alleyn continued his attempts to sign up Pagie and Malcolm for a crack at Div 5 and nine games in Dulwich next season, provoking these reactions…

League Dinner 2017 Pagie Oval
League Dinner 2017 Jase and Beckwith Oval

…and one-time Stoker Jeremy Beckwith also said hello – he can be seen in the background of the above picture.

The variety of handy train connections meant some of us made an early dash for home, but a few stayed on and saw off the last of our 2017 League commitments with a few more jars.

League Dinner 2017 Group Second Pub