The enthusiasm for the return of the game of cricket has not been exceeded in the lifetime of most of us with, against all the odds, a sharp increase in playing membership, the introduction of the Surrey Slam T20, a reinvigorated midweek U19 Viitaity Blast competition and the fielding of a 6th team, no less, on selected Saturdays.
If the pandemic has been humbling, the unexpected resurgence of cricket has been heartwarming - we need that spirit to continue through the winter.
In recent years we have opened the bar on winter midweek evenings as a service to members, but they have not been profitable, and we have had to decide that this is a service to members that we cannot afford to maintain, for this winter at least.
Many winter weekends have also been a challenge in the past but we see scope for reshaping our weekends with themed evenings for members.
We shall be experimenting therefore with midweek football showing on Sunbury CC TV commencing with the three televised Monday Premier League matches on 14th, 21st and 28th September. The bar will open at 7:00pm.
We shall also be open for Tuesday’s match between England and Denmark.
If we cannot achieve £150 for a midweek opening we shall not be able to open other than at weekends. We shall review the success of midweek football periodically, initially taking stock of the attendance in the bar for these first three Monday matches.
If you have ideas for us to consider to enliven the Club during the winter we should be delighted to hear from you in the comments section below.