What A Way To End It All!

The Summer of 2013 officially ended on Saturday 28th September with the MGCC Presentation Dinner!

Hearty thanks go to “The AZIZ Restaurant” and “Bar Aroma”, of Oxford, for hosting us all in such great style and Sathya’s amazing organisational efforts. (we were all amazed!)   It was sure to be an eventful night when it began with the newlyweds having sex on the beach and so it proved to be.

Due to everyone enjoying our Private Function area and cocktails in Bar Aroma we started the meal late and missed the Chairman’s opening address…which included our toast to “Absent Friends,” so here they are:

Our Honorary Life President – Horace Leonard.   Our ‘ex-pat’ Tacky Tyler (still fighting extradition from Cyprus). Our Umpires: Barry and Fred (top points scorers!) and on a serious note; our good friend Chris, who left us this Summer. We were delighted to welcome Paul.

There were a number of very important ‘Thank Yous’ to all those that give so generously of their time and/or money in order to keep everything running smoothly:

Sadika Vale Ltd, for their generous sponsorship

Our Bonus Ball Patrons (new series to start very soon!)

The Players’ Wives and Girlfriends, who let us out on a Saturday afternoon.

Groundsman Bazza – who gives so generously to prepare the wicket and everything else.

Sports Ground / Pavilion Team – Nick and Steve for manicuring the outfield all year.

Umpires – Barry and Fred for giving up 16 Saturdays so we don’t have to!

…and the unrivalled, unsurpassable, sublime ladies that taught Mary Berry all she knows….our TEA LADIES : Debbie, Elaine, Amy, Tracy, Mrs V, Donna, Sally, Kim and Trina.

The two Captains; Stuart and Nathan, provided their view of the season and presented the player awards, including the medals for WINNING THE MIDWEEK LEAGUE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 80 YEARS!

Following a fantastic meal the MGCC Wisden was distributed and those with unquenched thirsts returned to Bar Aroma for more libation – who knows what became of them?  But let’s hope they are sober by the time next Summer comes around.

Cheers to All.

The Jackal.