Lords – 1 day to go!
London Saints Cricket Club will celebrate their 30th anniversary on Friday, June 11th, at Lords Nursery ground. The match will be a ‘double 20/20’ featuring players past and present and a full day of fun is planned.
The match is the first of two significant events that we are arranging for 2010. Later in the year we will be hosting an evening with the Ex-Saints organisation with proceeds also going to our chosen charities. We will be announcing the date in a few weeks – keep an eye on this website or forthcoming newsletters for details.
Skipper Dave Thomas has deliberated over how to split the full playing squad and decided that an ‘England v Rest of the World’ line-up provides the most evenly balanced format.
A ‘double 20/20’ match ensures entertainment and involvement for all with each team playing two innings and batting line-ups reversed for the second innings.
The players will be splendidly turned out as John Griffiths has arranged production of commemorative shirts.
There is a bar overlooking the ground where food and drink will be available and will be open all day until late for friends and family..
Here are the playing squads-
Peter Berkeley (c)
Rest of the World
John Griffiths (Scotland)
Tony Grimes (India)
Andy Jones (Wales)
Gary Jones (Thailand)
Steve Keenan (Ireland)
Dave Nanton (Trinidad)
Joe Ramdial (Trinidad)
Ian Shiels (Scotland)
Dave Thomas (c) (Wales)
Gavin Van Marle (Holland)
Paul Wathan (Wales)
Kumar Yogeswaran (Sri Lanka)
Preparation of a limited edition glossy commemorative programme is well underway. The brochure will be packed with articles, features, pictures of your favourite ‘London Saints’ and ads representing only the most reputable establishments.
The programme will be on sale for £5 with proceeds going to charity. Please contact Steve Keenan to reserve your copy.
The fun will last long into the night as we seek to raise as much money as possible for our favoured charitiies. There will be an auction and raffle with some very special prizes on offer – details to follow.
Proceeds for the two events will go towards the following charitable causes.
Peter Osgood Trust – helping disabled and under-privileged children enjoy football
Cedar School, Southampton – helping physically disabled children
Kevin Moore – ex-Saints player who is suffering from fronotemporal dementia
For later on, we have reservations at Mumtaz Indian restaurant at 10.30pm (4-10 Park Road). Those wishing to go along then please contact Trevor Mayhew as he needs a guide on numbers.
Lords Nursery ground
For those that don’t know the Nursery adjoins the main Lords Cricket Ground directly behind the Media Centre (where the world’s press will be assembled).