Friday 14th June 2019 – Clear Your Calendars for the Inaugural Stoke Smash!

An important message from Chairman Drew:

Dear Members, Supporters and Cricket Lovers!

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Timmy Handel, Kevin Morgan, Geoff Vinall, Shawn Dyson and Ian Hopton have come up with an exciting plan for a fun family evening on Friday 14th June 2019.

The centrepiece will be a 16 over match, commencing at 7.15pm. Geoff Vinall and James Cheeseman, (both U11 Managers), will lead two teams of 8, comprising of a mixture of coaches, managers and senior players.

Each team will only have 8 overs to post a decent score, so the pace will be frenetic and the action will be exciting.

Ralphie will provide off-field assistance as required, possibly scoring but probably directing you to the bar, the auction prizes and the various Stoke media outlets; and the two umpires will be Timmy and myself.

To add to the excitement, live commentary will be provided by the famous father and son combination of Chris and Toby Tarrant.

The purpose of the evening will be threefold…

First, it’s an opportunity for senior players and colts to mingle and for the colts to watch a few of our 1s players going through their paces.

Second, it’s an opportunity for the club to generate some much-needed income that will be used to cover the ongoing costs of running our Club.

Third, it’s a great opportunity to have some fun on a Friday night.

The BBQ will be running and our volunteers will be offering the standard fare of burgers and sausages.

The bar will be staffed and a special range of gins will be available, plus the usual selections of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Sweets will be available for the youngsters, (and older people with sweet teeth), along with various baked items. Teas and coffees will also be on sale.

There will be a raffle, featuring several attractive prizes, including bat signed by England and South African greats, and for those more keen on football there will be a 2019 signed Chelsea shirt signed by all the players up for grabs.

Finally, please note that colts training will finish early at 7pm, so that the match can get underway at 7.15pm.

If you are not planning to attend, please ensure that you arrive in time to collect your child, having first signed them out on Timmy’s register.

I look forward to seeing you on the night.

Best wishes,

Drew Patrick
Chairman
SDCC