2022 President : Alex Wildman
Robert has extended an invitation to SOA friends of the Florey family to the Memorial Service for Marion at St Denys Church, Northmoor at 2:30 on Saturday 7th May.
Please let Robert know if you are planning to attend.
Western Tour 2022
Thanks to the hard work of our Hon. Fixture Secretary Colin Bedford and our illustrious President Alex Wildman, I can now share with you details of the SOA tour to Devon and Somerset this August.
2021's tour could not have gone much better. 38 players and officials made the trip. It was dry (pretty much) and we were unbeaten: winning 5 and drawing 3 matches. There were 6 centurians (Peter King, Junaid Aziz, Frankie Crouch, Alex Hodder-Williams, Bruce Lunn, Ayyaz Malik) and a 99 from Alex Davies who, in exemplary tour style, was caught on the boundary. The MVPOT though goes to Henry Welch, whose spectacular 8-8 at Instow on the Monday of week 2, demolished North Devon.
2022 will be another great opportunity to combine a holiday in the UK with cricket and good friends. Those of you who have been before know what a fabulous tour it is. The venues are iconic, in beautiful surroundings, and the cricket appeals to a wide range of talents.
For anyone new to the tour I should stress that you and your families can dip in and out of the 2 weeks to suit your circumstances. There is no requirement or expectation to stay with the tour party - simply come along to play or watch at any of the games.
Here are the dates:
Tue 16-Aug Tiverton Heathcoat Knightshayes 12 noon
Wed 17-Aug Shobrooke Park Shobrooke 2.30pm
Thu 18-Aug Sidmouth Sidmouth 12.30pm
Sun 21-Aug Chulmleigh Chulmleigh 12.00pm
Mon 22-Aug North Devon Instow 2.00pm
Tue 23-Aug North Devon Instow 2.00pm
Wed 24-Aug Devon Dumplings Valley of the Rocks 11am
Thu 25-Aug Somerset Stragglers Wyvern Club, Taunton 1.00pm
Here are the details of the accommodation:
16 & 17 August in Elizabeth/Kingwood/Dukes Sidmouth - 6 twins and 1 double
21-23 August in Royal Hotel Bideford - 6 twin rooms
24 August in Premier Inn Minehead - 6 twin rooms
If you would like to play, umpire, score or book accommodation, please contact email@example.com.
Very best wishes to you all
Andrew Smith, Tour Manager