News

Saturday 23rd March 2019
With just two more sessions to go at Lord's, the pre-season has been hitting full flight. We start 2019 away at Aldenham on the 21st of April. Marshy is match managing, so keep an eye out for emails! If you know anyone who may be interested in playing for the Wash, hook them up with new Recruitment Secretary, Max Murrain. Till then, enjoy the Spring and look forward to the season!
Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Happy New Year! We hope that you've had a fantastic Christmas and New Year, and that you're well rested ready for another season of Washington cricket action. Indoor nets begin at Lord's this month - check your emails for details of the sessions that have been booked! If you're looking to join the Washington Cricket Club, get in touch with Alex on 07880887911. Cheers
Luke Mitchell
Friday 29th June 2018
May/June Update After seven completed games this season, the Wash have won four and lost three. The three losses came in consecutive weeks - tough defeats to Valley End, London Theatres and Follies Farm. However, three great wins in a row has righted the good ship Washington, and they have been big wins too. Two chases of over 200 runs against Hollybush and Epping have seen fantastic resilience and batting, whilst the victory over Crossbats was a gutsy performance in a foreign and artificial clime. July is looking full of great fixtures, so get your name down early to avoid disappointment! And another remind: subs are due, still incredibly cheap at £40. Please contact Kiwi to make the payment.
Luke Mitchell
Sunday 29th April 2018
April 2018 Update: After a great run of training sessions over the winter, it's been a frustrating start to the season with both opening games rained off - firstly against Crouch End Calthorpe and yesterday against Strongroom. Hoping for better weather soon - get your names down when the email comes out for this weekend's game. Subs are now due, still incredibly cheap at £40. Please contact Kiwi to make the payment.
Luke Mitchell
Sunday 14th January 2018
CLUBMAN VOTES: The Clubman Award is presented at the Club Dinner on 3rd February. It is recognition of outstanding contribution to the Washington CC on and/or off the field, and can be for recent service or over the long term. No-one is allowed to win Clubman more than once - this is to encourage all members to contribute to the life of the club. Past winners include: Aff, Cragoe, Hilly, Guru, Smooth, Glucky, Russ, Kiwi, Klossy, Ash, Tobes, Fogs, Stu, Gary Evans & myself. I've received a few votes already but would like to lock down the nominee by MONDAY 15TH LATEST. Remember ANYONE can win it except past winners. As they say in Chicago: vote early, vote often! Text or WhatsApp to 07855 363 916 or email spillage_luke@yahoo.co.nz
Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 3rd January 2018
NETS: First net is Saturday 14th January @ 6pm. See emails and Facebook for details.
Luke Mitchell
Monday 31st July 2017
Mid-Season Update: We’re having a very good season so far with 5 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw (+ 1 abandoned). We have also welcomed a new generation of players into the side and a number of caps have been earned already. There are still 7 more games to play and the Club day so still plenty of cricket to play and it’s not too late to make an impact for the Wash. Tour to Menorca: Most of you will have seen the Tour details and we already have considerable commitments, but in my view the more the merrier: for one thing we’re playing two games in the weekend of 28/29 October and in my experience touring can take its toll on players. So if you are considering the, flights are still cheap and the hotel is reasonable. There’s a number of us travelling out from Gatwick at 6.35am on 26/10 and returning 13.25pm on Monday 30/10. The main airline is Easyjet but I believe Monarch fly as well. The hotel is Catalonia Mirador des Port in Mahon. If you want to know more ask Peter Kloss or myself. Peter's number is 07885 760 658 and mine is 07855 363 916. Many thanks to Peter for setting up what is shaping up as an epic tour! Luke Mitchell, Chairman
Luke Mitchell
Monday 22nd May 2017
News: The AGM was held in April and the following elected: Clint Dugmore, Capt; Max Murrain, VC; Stu Marsh, Social Sec; Peter Kloss, Recruitment; Matthew Cragoe, Fixtures; Tony Kiwi Harris, Treasurer; Mike Turner, Secretary; Luke Mitchell, Chairman. End of Season Tour to Menorca: Peter Kloss is organising, the weekend around 28/29 October. Please let him know by email to the club email account. We have 10-12 players already committed, and deposits of £40 to be collected soon to cover up-front costs. Wine Night at the Wash with Mike: Friday 2nd June. £40 per head. Bring your WAGS and/or mates. It will be fun and informative. Committee Meeting: Next Committee meeting Wednesday 7th June at the Washington New Shirts: Please see email with size sheet and respond. Order to be placed soon.
Luke Mitchell
Monday 10th April 2017

NETS: the penultimate pre-season net AT LORDS is Saturday 15th April at 5-6pm. Check your emails and let us know if you want to join in. £10. Or let me know on 07855 363 916. The time to get tuned in is now! The last session is Sat 22/4/17 @ 4-5pm,

PRE SEASON DRINKS: Look out for an email from our venerable Social Secretary, Stu Marsh - pre-season drinks most likely Friday 21st April at the Washington. Come along and get re-acquainted with each other and get to know our new members and friends.

FIRST GAME: Sunday 23 April at home North Midds, vs London Theatres. Priority will be given to those who have paid a sub. That said, there's a good chance there it will be oversubscribed in any case, so get your names in early when the email goes around.

TEAM SHIRTS: Updated Washington CC shirts are being made and will be ready for the start of the season.

SUBS: The season subs are still £40, or £20 for part time / job seekers / students.

AGM: We've had to delay the AGM, it will probably be Thursday 27th April. Will confirm by tomorrow evening.

WELCOME!: To all new players, and to those returning! I think we are going to have an amazing season!!!

Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 22nd February 2017

1. CLUB DINNER: 04/03/17 @ Washington Pub from 3pm. Look out for email from Stu and confirm your attendance.

2. CLUBMAN AWARD: Votes to Luke Mitchell ASAP +44 7855 363 916

3. THAT SH*T WILL NEVER SELL: David Gluckman's magnum opus is on sale now. If you want to take delivery at the Wash dinner, please contact David on david@thatshitwillneversell.com. You can order online at http://www.thatshitwillneversell.com/ and it is cheaper to buy this way if you need to send copies overseas.

4. THAILAND TOUR: We went, we saw, we got our asses kicked, we had an epic adventure. All home and accounted for. It was an amazing trip, and there is now a standing invitation for the Wash to visit any time.

Luke Mitchell
Sunday 22nd January 2017

 THE TOUR: February 11-18, Chiang Mai, Thailand. We're finalising details - if interested in coming please contact Luke Mitchell spillage_luke@yahoo.co.nz or +44 7855 363 916.

NETS: We're netting each Saturday afternoon - look out for emails or contact Peter Kloss, +44 7885 760 658

Luke Mitchell
Friday 6th January 2017

Happy New Year Washingtonians!

NETS START Saturday 14th January 4-5pm and will run weekly on Saturdays until the tour in February, then will resume following the tour until the season starts at the end of April. Look out for the emails, and get in quick. It's time to blow away those winter blues!

COMMITTEE meets Wednesday 11th January at the Washington to plan the coming season, at the Washington at 7pm. The committee is already working hard to make sure that 2017 is a real success.

Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 30th November 2016

We share the joyous news that Kertu & Shawn have brought a baby into the world yesterday. His name is Alexander Edward Timothy Hill, and he was 3.3kg at birth. Everyone is exhausted but they're doing well. We're very pleased for you! Congratulations!!!

REMINDER Thursday 1st December: Informal end of year / Xmas drinks at the Washington  Pub, 50 England's Lane NW3 4UE. Whether you're old or new to the club, come along! Also David Walker will be there to tell us about what to expect in Thailand in February.

Luke Mitchell
Monday 10th October 2016

 PUB CRAWL: 22 October from around midday- see email for details

END OF SEASON DINNER: 19 November, afternoon - details to be announced

THE TOUR: 11-18 February 2017 @ Chiang Mai, Thailand. Contact Luke Mitchell +44 7855 363 916 / spillage_luke@yahoo.co.nz / thewashingtoncc@gmail.com - all players past and present are welcome!

Luke Mitchell
Thursday 22nd September 2016

 CLUB DAY: This Saturday 24th at Lord's MCC Academy from 5pm, aiming for a 5.30 start. Afterwards, we'll go to  the Lord's Tavern for food & drinks.

THE TOUR: 11-18 February 2017 @ Chiang Mai, Thailand. We're taking deposits now. See email for more details.

Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 31st August 2016

 The TOUR, and the Rest of the Season:

Details for the TOUR TO THAILAND proposal are being finalised and we'll start collecting deposits very soon. Watch this space. The current outline is to arrive in Chiang Mai 10-11th Feb 2017 and leave the following 18-19th Feb. Watch out for the email and Facebook announcements!

The season is rapidly drawing to a close. We have a full team for Vagabonds this Sunday with some selection and logistical issues to be resolved. 

On Saturday 10th we play at Aldenham, and I really want a big effort so that we can earn a win or at least a draw at their fortress near Watford.

Then on Sunday 18th is Club Day: mate against mate, state against state (as Ash would call it). This is a great opportunity to have a bit of fun, and score a few points. Family and friends are welcome. Venue to be confirmed - most likely Wray Crescent.

It has been a good season so far - let's finish it strongly!

Luke Mitchell
Saturday 20th August 2016

 Ruan Coetzer

Today we received the terrible news that Ruan Coetzer has died. Ruan played six games for the Wash in 2011 and 2012. Whilst his time with us was short, he made a strong impression on everyone who met him. He tall, very smart and stylish, a South African with a hilarious and sometimes cutting wit and just great to have around, a larger than life figure.

As a player, he was an exceptionally fast and accurate bowler, in reality too good for most teams we played against. Consequently he did not get to bowl his full quota in the games he played for the Wash - however Ruan was quite happy to take up the gloves when not required to bowl, and was very effective as a wicket keeper as well.

Ruan, you were not with us for long. But we acknowledge you and remember you, and we wish you well on your journey.

Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 27th July 2016

In the past month we have had two excellent official social events - the Wine Tasting at the Washington hostd by Mike and the Lawn Bowls at Finsbury Square, both events organised by our brilliant Social Secretary Stu Marsh - thanks very much!

After a difficult few weeks in trying to get teams out, it seems the Washington is ready to play again with interest picking up dramatically. On Sunday we were soundly beaten by the London Tigers after dominating the first 20 overs. Coming up we have a return match from the Hollybush this week, one which is sure to be exciting following our one-wicket victory in June. And the following week we travel to our old friends at Barnes Common, with the exciting Vishwa to follow that.

In August we will be trying to add commitments to our tour to Thailand 12-18 February 2017. At present we have 10 commitments with another 9 maybes (as at today), and surely more to come out of the woodwork. We will be asking for a commitment fee at the end of August (this will go towards transport within Chiang Mai and accommodation pre-bookings), and once the quorum is reached we can start booking the flights which are very cheap as at today. Dave Walker will be at the Washington 9th August to tell us more about Chiang Mai so I'd urge anyone who is interested to come along.

Luke Mitchell
Tuesday 26th April 2016

 Well lads, the season is underway, although the unseasonal weather has prevented us from playing. There's a good chance well get a game at Highgate this weekend, so get your names down when the email comes out. 

Subs are now due, still incredibly cheap at £40 which includes a new shirt. Please contact myself or Kiwi to make the payment.

Looking forward so seeing you on the field, where we can smash some leather!

Luke Mitchell, Chairman

Luke Mitchell
Monday 19th October 2015

 Farewell to Ash and Katie:

Ash, on behalf of the Washington CC and as a mate we wish you and Katie all the very best on the next stage of your lives. We're really sad to see you go. Your contribution to the club has been enormous - firstly as an enthusiastic and committed player who showed flashes of brilliance - 4 wickets for 6 runs and 70 runs being the highlights, plus some smashing tour innings. As Social Secretary you performed a vital role with ease. And your work as Tour Manager on the last 3 tours has been hugely appreciated. There are many other things that you have done for the Wash behind the scenes, and you have fought to keep the club remembering and respecting the traditions of those who have gone before us.

It is pleasing to know that you regard your 93 games for the Wash in normal season play as being a sign of unfinished business. We look forward to seeing you again so that you can complete your century of games for the Wash.

So, from all of us - Bon Voyage! And we look forward to seeing you again, over there or over here, or somewhere in between!

Luke Mitchell, Chairman

Luke Mitchell
Thursday 13th August 2015

TWO PLAYERS NEEDED for this week's home game.

DRINKS TONIGHT with life member Taran "Tags" Persaud, at the Washington.

Luke Mitchell
Wednesday 20th May 2015

Upcoming Events:

Fogg’s Barbeque – Saturday 30/05/2015 at 7A Highbury Crescent, N5 1RN:

Please confirm to Stu Marsh by Friday 22/05/2015. Let’s give Lee, Lucille and the girls a proper send-off!

End of Season Tour to France weekend of 10 & 11 October:

Time to start booking your flights. Most people will be travelling out the evening of Thursday 8th and coming back Monday 12th. Check email or contact Ash 07590 055 492 for more details.

In between now and October:

Lawn bowls in July, Zorb football (possibly), and plenty of cricket.

Luke Mitchell
Thursday 23rd April 2015

Season starts with a win!

We're off and running. The Washington comprehensively beat Old Parktonians chasing down 142 with overs to spare and only 2 wickets down. Andrew Walsh took 4 wickets while Aftab Akram and Tom Harper brought home the victory with a solid century partnership. There was a running commentary on the Facebook page which you can view with photos. A full report will appear in the fixtures section very soon.

I'm very excited about the coming season. Our pre-season training was excellent, and the DICKS programme is yielding results in increased focus and better techniques. I urge everyone to think about their personal goals and how to achieve them. Speak with Mike, Aff, Shawn, or any of the senior players about how to improve your games - we are all here to help each other.

The fixtures are now published on this website. I encourage you to think about which games you definitely want to play and let the match managers know a couple of weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

Luke Mitchell, Chairman 07855 363 916

Luke Mitchell
Tuesday 24th February 2015

AGM 7.30pm Tuesday 3rd March

Members are invited to come to the AGM this coming Tuesday to discuss the running of the club, the election of committee members, and plans for the year including training, social events, tours and any other business. I am excited about the year ahead. We have new members coming on board, and our training is becoming more effective with the input of Mike Turner and other senior players.

Plus its a chance to catch up and have a few beers!

Luke Mitchell, Chairman

Luke Mitchell
Sunday 11th January 2015

 Upcoming events: Club dinner 31/01/15 (TBC); Nets 08/02/15; AGM 03/03/15.

Happy New Year Washingtonians! Coming up we are planning the Club dinner for Saturday 31/01/15 (slight proviso on this as we've yet to confirm the venue). Following that pre-season nets start at Lords on Feb 8th, and the AGM will be on March 3rd. Full details to follow.

I can report that Shawn has the fixtures nearly finalised for the season ahead. Also, please get your responses to Mike & Shawn regarding the DICKS (Development In Cricket Knowledge Specialists) program. From what I've seen so far this is going to be hugely beneficial to individual players and the club as a whole. At the same time we also can call on Aff at Lords for individual training sessions, and I know a few players are already taking advantage of the opportunity.

We had a very good season last year - winning more games than we lost, and players on a many occasions showed real character and courage. Moreover we enjoyed our cricket.

I am very grateful to the committee and others who have worked very hard behind the scenes to keep the club running and vibrant. 

Looking forward to smashing some leather!

Luke Mitchell
Saturday 24th May 2014

End of Season Tour to Mallorca - 17-20 Oct

 

This years end of season tour will be to Mallorca, home of Rafal Nadal, former Wimbledon football players and disgraced Australian millionaires.  Watch for emails regarding the tour and please let Ash know if keen to come along.

 

Why not visit the Washington pub itself? Support the pub that supports us! 

Seehttp://www.thewashingtonhampstead.co.uk/ 

orhttps://www.facebook.com/#!/thewashingtonNW3

Peter Kloss
Friday 11th April 2014

Welcome to the new season! If you would like to play for us please email thewashingtoncc@gmail.com

 

Notice the Washington Cricket Club Facebook and Flickr links on this homepage (below). We have more club content in those locations.

 

Why not visit the Washington pub itself?! See http://www.thewashingtonhampstead.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/thewashingtonNW3

 

 

Peter Kloss
Sunday 29th December 2013
Indoor nets at Lords start in early February – watch out for announcement of dates. The 2014 fixture list is being built currently, starting in April. If you would like to play for us please email thewashingtoncc@gmail.com Notice the Washington Cricket Club Facebook and Flickr links on this homepage (below). We have more club content in those locations. Why not visit the Washington pub itself?! See http://www.thewashingtonhampstead.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/thewashingtonNW3
Peter Kloss
Thursday 10th October 2013

A few brief items of news:

-   We had a most successful 40th Anniversary Dinner on 5th October with over 60 attending, and guest speaker John Emburey. A great night was had by all and celebrations continued long into the night!

-   A Washington team leaves for the end of season Tour to Malta today, 10th October.  Sun, fun and 2 games of cricket beckon for the 15 tourists

-  Watch out for more social events – for example the annual 12 Bar Blues pub crawl will be coming up in November

-  Why not visit the Washington pub itself?! See http://www.thewashingtonhampstead.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/thewashingtonNW3

-  Notice the Washington Cricket Club Facebook and Flickr links on this homepage. We have more club content in those locations

Let’s go smash some 40th Anniversary leather!

 

Peter Kloss
Wednesday 12th June 2013

A few brief items of news:

·      Who is up for an end of season Tour to Malta? 11-14th October with sun, fun and 2 games - contact Ash for more details

·        The fixture list is on this website. Just click on ‘Fixtures and Results’ on the menu. Why not get your name down for a game soon? Just contact the Match Manager (contact details above)

·        After the successful poker night there is another club social coming up in a few weeks. It’s a bowls evening in central London on 11th July. Contact Stuart Marsh (stuart.marsh@som.com )

·        Why not visit the Washington pub itself?! See http://www.thewashingtonhampstead.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/thewashingtonNW3

·        Notice the Washington CC Facebook and Flickr links on this homepage. We have more content in those locations

·        Let’s go smash some 40th Anniversary leather!

Peter Kloss
Wednesday 24th April 2013

A few brief items of news:

-          The season is underway, and we've already got 2 victories under our belt!

-          The season fixture list is on this website. Just click on ‘Fixtures and Results’ on the menu. Why not get your name down for a game?

-          Membership subs are now due. It’s £30, or £15 for full time students. You will get a quality club shirt and priority selection for games over non-members

-          The first club social is coming up in a few weeks. It’s a Poker night on Friday 17th May. See the email which has already gone out

-          Notice the Facebook and Flickr links on this homepage. We have more content in those locations

Peter Kloss
Sunday 31st March 2013

The preliminary 2013 fixture list is now up on the website! First game is at home on Sunday 21st April. You will see a number of dates with 'CCC fixture' against them (particularly in June). Fixtures Secretary Shawn is working hard to fill several of these with confirmed oppositions prior to the start of the season.

 

Just 2 more Lords net sessions left now:

- 7th April 1-3pm

- 14th April 1-3pm
Requests for interest will be sent out the week preceding each session so keep your eyes peeled. See you all for a run and a beer soon!
Peter Kloss
Wednesday 30th January 2013

For those of you suffering the winter blues, fear not, I say as the Lords indoor nets are almost upon us! The sessions booked thus far are on Sundays at dates and times as follows:

- 10th Feb 2-4pm

- 17th Feb 12-2pm

- 24th Feb 1-3pm

- 10th March 1-3pm

- 24th March 1-3pm

- 31st March 1-3pm

- 7th April 1-3pm

- 14th April 1-3pm

Requests for interest will be sent out the week preceding each session so keep your eyes peeled. See you all for a run and a beer soon!

 

Peter Kloss
Tuesday 19th June 2012

Some good games coming up in the next few weeks - click on 'Fixtures and Results' above to see more. Cheers!

Peter Kloss
Monday 30th April 2012

Social Event: Social Sec Ash is organising a curry night at our new club sponsors, the Paradise indian restaurant in Hampstead Heath, on Friday 25th May. More details to follow.

Peter Kloss
Monday 2nd April 2012

The Wash needs you!!!

The Wash is recruiting for new players for the 2012 season.  Please chat to any mates you know who might enjoy a game with the Wash.  Pre-season nets have commenced at Lords the home of cricket so email washingtoncc@gmail.com if interested (or to provide the contact details of a friend to get on our mailing list).

Also congratulations to Club Secretary Stephen Coyle on the birth of his daughter Celia. Everyone is doing fine apparently although Stephen could do with a bit more shut-eye!

Peter Kloss
Saturday 7th January 2012

Happy New Year!

The club Annual Dinner is scheduled for Saturday 28th January at the Yum Cha oriental restaurant in Camden. The food is good and also the price at just £20 a head including service. We will be in the private 'karaoke' room downstairs and also have our own cash bar for the evening.
Of course as usual dinner will be followed by speeches and presentation of the 6 club awards for the 2011 season - batsman of the year, bowler, most improved player, award for achievement in fielding, Clubman, and Captain's award. After that we also have free use of the Karaoke machine...?!
Please contact peter.kloss@btinternet.com if you would like to attend (partners invited of course).
Peter Kloss
Monday 4th July 2011

The annual Club Day has had to be rescheduled to Saturday 24th September at Wray Crescent (near Finsbury Park). It's a great opportunity to celebrate what the club is all about and have a bat and bowl against the Wash players you've been playing alongside all season! Contact Ash for more details.

End of season Portugal Tour is confirmed for 6th to 10th October to Cascais, near Lisbon. Please contact Peter Kloss if you are interested.

Peter Kloss
Friday 3rd June 2011

20/20 at Lords - 9 June 2011 6.15pm

The Wash is going to the home of cricket to watch Middlesex v Essex in the 20/20.  Tickets are £20 general admission (no allocated seats) so if you don't have tickets yet, get in touch with Lords and join the 20 of us already going.

Lets go watch some professionals smash some leather.

Matthew Cragoe
Tuesday 24th May 2011
Well the season is in full swing now and the headlines have come thick and fast recently:
Wash vs. Wash
On 15th May Washington CC headed to another Washington. As many of you know Wash landlord Terry Tidey's great, great, great grandfather built the Washington pub in 1865 and named it after his place of birth, the village of Washington in West Sussex.
The game on the 15th was therefore a Wash vs. Wash encounter, but of a different type than that seen on Club Day. It was a closely fought encounter, and a great game by all accounts, and the Sussex Washington ran out winners by 2 wickets. Plans are already afoot for a return match next season at North Middlesex.
Many thanks to Club Vice Captain, Toby Mariner for organising the historic game. 
Finally a Victory!
On 22nd May the team were at Follies Farm, south of Guildford, always a popular fixture. After a sequence of 6 losses the club badly needed a win. And it came in emphatic style, with the Wash bowling Follies all out for 86. Reigning Bowler of the Season Clinton Dugmore turned in a blistering pace performance to take 5 for 17, and the whole team were highly accomplished in the field; not a dropped catch or misfield in evidence. The start to the game was extraordinary - after 15 balls the Follies score stood at 3 runs for 4 wickets!
The Wash batsmen completed the victory with just 3 wickets down. Well done lads!
So thankfully the losing sreak is over - from here the games come thick and fast into June so get your name down for Mayfield and St John Fisher this coming weekend.
Family Matters
Some more good news came on 10th May with the birth of Jessica May Fogarty, daughter of Wash Clubman and Treasurer Lee Fogarty and his wife Lucille. Congratulations to the the whole family from everyone at the club.
Bowling Night
Thanks to Social Sec Ash Cruickshank for organising the successful ten pin bowling social night last Saturday.
Peter Kloss
Tuesday 3rd May 2011

Two games this coming weekend - Aldenham, just off the M1 south of Watford and Rose and Crown, on the North Circular in Walthamstow. So both not far from the metropolis. Get in touch with Shawn Hill (details above) to book your spot in the team.

Watch out for details of the first social event of the season, a Bowling Night on Saturday 21st May. Social Sec, Ash Cruickshank will be in touch.

Peter Kloss
Monday 25th April 2011

The season has officially 'opened' with a thrilling victory against Barnes at North Middlesex on Sunday. The weather was superb also. Read all about it in the excellent match report (see link above; thanks to Matt Cragoe for this). There are 2 games next holiday weekend (1st/2nd May) so get your name down on the availability list!

Watch out for details of the first social event of the season, a Bowling Night on Saturday 21st May. Social Sec, Ash Cruickshank will be in touch.

Peter Kloss
Monday 14th March 2011

There will be a beginning of season outdoor net session at North Middlesex CC on Sunday 17th April starting at 2pm. All welcome to dust off those cobwebs before the first game!

Following the AGM on 16th March the following comprise the 2011 committee: Peter Kloss (Chairman), Lee Fogarty (Treasurer), Russell Pendry (Secretary), Stephen Coyle (Fixtures Sec), Ash Cruickshank (Social Sec), Aff Naseem (Club Captain), Toby Mariner (Vice Captain).

Also we are pleased to announce that at the Club Annual Dinner on 22nd Jan the following awards were made for the 2010 season: Batsman of the Year - Shawn Hill; Bowler of the Year - Clinton Dugmore; Most Improved Player - Aff Naseem; Award for Excellence in Fielding - Glenn Matthews; Clubman of the Year - Lee Fogarty; Captain's Award - Glenn Matthews; 20-20 Player of the Year - Sandeep Kuckreja. Congratulations to all the well deserved Award Winners!

Peter Kloss
Saturday 1st January 2011

Happy New Year to everyone!

The next club event is a big one - this year's Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday 22nd January 2011. Several 2010 awards will be presented - Batsman and Bowler of the Season, Most Improved Player, the Award for Fielding Excellence, 20/20 Player of the Season, the Captain's Award and Clubman of the Year.

 

I'm pleased to say that the dinner will again be held in the private dining room at The Engineer in Primrose Hill; partners invited of course.

 

Please contact Peter Kloss (peter.kloss@btinternet.com) for more details.

 

Cheers.

Peter Kloss
Tuesday 12th October 2010

Washington Pub Crawl!

OK...the season is over, liver's are recovering from the end of season tour to Malta but the Wash rarely sleeps.

The Wash will be following the '12 bar blues', a poem tracing the steps of an old regular through various pubs in Hampstead and finishing at the Wash.  Kick off is at 2.00pm on Saturday 30 Octoberat The Hollybush (no...not that one!) 22 Holly Mount NW3 6SG.  This should be a great social occasion winding our way through the pubs of Belsize and Hamstead.  Let's go pound some leather!

In other news, congrats to Lynsey & Chris Davis on the birth of Max!

Matthew Cragoe
Tuesday 31st August 2010
Weekend matches are continuing right up to the end of September but I wanted to give you an advance heads up of this year's Club Day on Sunday 19th September.
Club Day is where two teams of Washington players play a friendly match with a few quirky rules thrown in. It's an opportunity to bat or bowl against the people you've been playing alongside all season, and for a fun club social event. Please put the 19th September date in your diary - it will probably be a 1.30pm start at our home ground at North Middlesex in Crouch End, N8.
We will be presenting any club caps which are due, and also we expect that the new club sweaters will be available on the day for those who pre-ordered them.
Last year we had a buffet meal after the game, laid on by North Midds. Those who were there will remember it wasn't the best, so this year we are proposing to go for a meal at a nearby Chinese restaurant. Details to be arranged but I hope as many of you, plus partners, will be able to stay on in the evening for the meal and a couple of drinks.
Looking forward to seeing you there! We will ask for numbers closer to the date itself.
Peter Kloss
Friday 16th July 2010

End of Season trip to Malta is ON - but we are asking you to book your own flights and accomodation for 1st to 4th October. Please contact Shawn Hill (shawn.hill@semperian.com.uk) for more details.

The next social event is the annual Liquor and Poker Night, Saturday 7th August. Please contact Ash Cruickshank for more details. 

Matthew Cragoe
Wednesday 28th April 2010

 

Chris and Lynsey Farewell - Regents Park and the Albany
When: Saturday 1st May
Where: Regent's Park - Marylebone Green area (see marked area on map)
Time: from 2pm
Bring along anything/anyone. We'll have a few rugs, outdoor games and some picnic nibbles and drinks but make sure you bring your favourites.
We're hoping the weather will be good enough for the whole afternoon, we're then hoping to retire to the The Albany pub on Great Portland Street (just opp the tube) for the remaining of serving time and our fond farewells...
http://www.thealbanyw1w.co.uk/index.html 
It's open til late and serves food until 10pm so should fit the bill.
Should the weather turn out not so good, we'll be heading to The Albany for about 6pm....let's hope the sun keeps shining!!
The Jubilee line is completely closed, as is the Met line coming to Baker Street/Great Portland Street but the Hammersmith and City and Circle line is running so you can still get to those stations fine. The Bakerloo (Baker Street/Regents Park) is also running so hopefully it won't be too much of an issue to get this way. The Victoria line is also running fine - for Warren Street station.
Chris will have their mobiles on if you can't find them in the park...

Matthew Cragoe
Thursday 25th March 2010

Following a successful AGM, this is the committee make-up for 2010/11: Chairman - Peter Kloss; Captain - Shawn Hill; Vice Captain - Aff Naseem; Secretary - Russell Pendry; Treasurer - Lee Fogarty; Social Secretary - Ash Cruickshank; Fixtures Secretary - Steven Coyle

The provisional 2010 fixture list is on the website (click 'Fixtures & Results'). Please note that several games are not yet fully confirmed - we are working on it.

If you are interested in playing for Washington Cricket Club, please contact Russ on 0781 3633552 (9am to 5pm).

Peter Kloss
Friday 12th March 2010

At the Club Annual Dinner on 30th Jan the following awards were made for the 2009 season: Batsman of the Year - Mark Cumming; Bowler of the Year - Luke Mitchell; Most Improved Player - Brian White; Award for Excellence in Fielding - Ash Cruickshank; Clubman of the Year - Ash Cruickshank; Captain's Award - Lee Fogarty; 20-20 Player of the Year - Matt Holt. Congratulations to all the well deserved Award Winners!

Peter Kloss
Thursday 11th March 2010

Here's looking forward to a successful new year of cricket

James Wood
Monday 14th September 2009
Two points of note: the statistics and match results on the website are now all up to date, and don't forget the CLUB DAY at North Midds on SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
Peter Kloss
Tuesday 7th July 2009
Making sport better! The Wash will be running a betting pool on the remaining Ashes games. Select an Aussie Win, Draw or English & Welsh Win for 5 quid and if correct, you split the pool. Email tips to ash.cruickshank@hotmail.com. Monies to be collected on game days. Entries must be in before 10GMT game day; only one entry per game; if no correct tip for the game, the pool carries over to the next game; if no correct tip for the 5th test, the remaining money will be put on the bar at the presentation night. Congratulations to Brian 'will there be a crash course because I don't know how to play poker innit!' White who won the Kloss Kasino poker tournament last friday. Congratulations also go to Fogs and Simon 'Happy Gilmore' Rider who also finished in the money. Many thanks to Peter Kloss for the kind use of Casa Kloss and the drinks and to Russ Pendry for the excellent (and vast quantities) of food provided on the night. Profits from the night will be used to subsidise the end of season presentation night. Stay tuned for the next Wash social event!
Matthew Cragoe
Monday 8th June 2009
Let's shuffle up and deal!!! The Washington will be holding a BBQ and poker night on Friday the 3rd of July at the Kloss Kasino in Belsize Park. Dinner will be at 7pm with £5 getting you a delicious BBQ dinner and a few drinks (those wanting more than 'a few' will need to bring their own additional supplies). Then at 9pm, the tournament begins with a £10 buy-in and no re-buys. There will be prize money for top finishers (TBA). We'll also have another table running for those who are eliminated and we're happy to guide new players who would like a game in a fun environment. This should be a fun mid-season event for players and (long suffering) partners. RSVP Ash Cruickshank your Social Secretary by 29 June.
Matthew Cragoe
Sunday 10th May 2009
Tickets have been purchased for the 20/20 game between Sussex & Surrey at the Oval on the 26th of May. Tickets are £12 to see a great game under lights. Can those attending please pay Lee Fogerty of Ash Cruickshank or alternatively deposit the payment in the club account. Stay tuned for the next social event in June!
Matthew Cragoe
Saturday 14th February 2009
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 12th March 2009 at the Washington Pub on Englands Lane, Belsize Park NW3. Start time is 7.30pm. If you are interested in playing for Washington Cricket Club, please contact Russ on 0781 3633552 (9am to 5pm).
Matthew Cragoe
Saturday 24th January 2009
At the Club Annual Dinner on 24th January the following awards were made for the 2008 season: Batsman of the Year - Sandeep Kuckreja; Bowler of the Year - Russell Pendry; Most Improved Player - Chris Davis; Award for Excellence in Fielding - Shawn Hill; Clubman of the Year - Peter Kloss; Captain's Award - Ash Cruickshank. Congratulations to all the well deserved Award Winners!
Matthew Cragoe
Thursday 1st May 2008
The Washington Annual General Meeting was held on 12th March 2008 at the Indoor Cricket School at Lords. Minutes of the meeting have been distributed to members. Club officers for 2008 were elected as follows: Club Chairman - Peter Kloss / Club Captain - Shawn Hill / Secretary - Russell Pendry / Treasurer - Eric Stoughton / Fixtures Secretary - Chris Davis / Vice Captain - Tony Harris / Social Secretary - Brad Hitchcock.
Matthew Cragoe
Saturday 19th January 2008
At the Club Annual Dinner on 19th January the following awards were made for the 2007 season: Batsman of the Year - Paul Irons; Bowler of the Year - Sandeep Kuckreja; Most Improved Player - Taran Persaud; Award for Excellence in Fielding - Russell Pendry; Clubman of the Year - Aff Naseem; Captain's Award - Peter Kloss. Congratulations to all the well deserved Award Winners!
Matthew Cragoe
Saturday 13th October 2007
A short video of the Washington CC Club Day, Sept 2007, is available on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/v/bCLgNq1vu4M
Matthew Cragoe
Wednesday 16th May 2007
Please use the 'more news' link above to see a number of recent items. If you are interested in playing for the club please contact ERIC STOUGHTON at estoughton@rhwl.com
Matthew Cragoe
Thursday 10th May 2007
Great news from down under! Following Justin Gurney and Tarren's announcement of their engagement in Perth earlier this year, Richard Jones has popped the question to Kate in Sydney! Congratulations to both couples from the whole club in London.
Matthew Cragoe
Friday 4th May 2007
Membership fees: We have a set a deadline to collect all fees by the Sunday 20th May 2007. The £30 payment can be made by hand to the captains of the Sunday or Saturday games or by post to the address below: Paul Irons 28A Ruvigny Gardens Putney London SW15 1JR Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Club Chairman at paul.irons@cpmluk.com
Matthew Cragoe
Monday 23rd April 2007
Wednesday night nets will commence on 2nd May, weather and demand permitting. The nets are held at North Middlesex (our home ground) and start about 6pm. Kit is provided. For further details contact Brad Hitchcock at bradley.hitchcock@uclh.nhs.uk
Matthew Cragoe
Wednesday 7th March 2007
The Washington Annual General Meeting was held on 7th March 2007 at the Queen's Arms in Kensington. Minutes of the meeting have been distributed to members. Club officers for 2007 were elected as follows: Club Chairman - Paul Irons / Club Captain - Shawn Hill / Secretary - Peter Kloss / Treasurer - Eric Stoughton / Fixtures Secretary - Matthew Cragoe / Vice Captain - Peter Kloss / Social Secretary - Brad Hitchcock.
Matthew Cragoe
Saturday 2nd December 2006
The club Annual Dinner was held on 2nd December at The Queen's Arms in Kensington. Attendance was excellent with around 40 club members and partners turning out. A great evening was had by all and thanks goes to Terry Tidey for putting on an excellent spread. The Washington CC annual awards were presented as follows: Batsman of the season: George Hope / Bowler of the season: Shawn Hill / Most improved player: Stephen Brown / Award for excellence in fielding: Tony Harris / Clubman of the year: Bradley Hitchcock / Captain's award: Richard Jones
Matthew Cragoe
Tuesday 7th November 2006
Washington Christmas Dinner. The annual dinner will be held on 2 December.
Matthew Cragoe
Thursday 3rd August 2006
Chesters v Barclays Capital CC, Regents Park, 31 July 06. On a lovely evening Chesters went into their final game of the 20/20 Monday night cricket league knowing that qualification was impossible due to earlier defeats in the tournament. However that did not diminish their will to win, and Chesters ended their campaign on a victorious note. Skipper Aff Naseem won the toss and sent Barclays into bat on a hard pitch. Barclay’s responded well, however, and after 4 overs the score was 56-0. It was time for an Aussie moment, and Justin Gurney provided it. As soon as he got the ball in his hand, the magic started to happen: Gurney grabbed 2-16, Pete Demetri a superb 3-19, and George Hope 1-10, as Chesters turned round their poor start. And with a final economical spell from Peter Kloss (1-9), backed up be some decent fielding, it left Chesters facing a get-able 125 for victory. Chesters suffered an immediate set-back when Hope was dubiously adjudged lbw to the third ball of the innings, but the Naseem and Demetri steadied the ship. Man-of-the-match Demetri was in awesome form, and struck 33 off 24 balls before he was unfortunately run out. A similar fate befell Steven Brown, but only after he had scored an impressive 26 off 13 balls. Gurney was next in, and contributed a fluent 17; at the other end Aff Naseem was playing patiently, holding everything together, and he was still at the crease, unbeaten on 29, when Chesters crossed the line with two overs to spare. Asked for his reaction after the game, the skipper said simply ‘It was a great effort by everyone’. Man of the match - Pete Demetri for great bowling and a good batting display.
Matthew Cragoe
Saturday 1st July 2006
Chester v Black Stumps @ Regents Park on 19 June 2006 Chesters fell just eight runs short in this tight Monday night encounter with the mighty Black Stumps. Skipper Paul Irons won the toss, and invited the Stumps to bat. Some good tight bowling by Max Murrain and Steven Brown pinned back the Stumps’ early charge and the skipper himself picked up two crucial wickets for just 15 runs in the middle of the innings. However, Chesters could not stop a smashing 50 off 21 balls by Kieran O’Donnel and the Black stumps ended with 141-5 off their 20 overs. Chesters, started slowly and the run rate climbed to 9 an over. Wickets fell regularly. Pete Demitri (7) and Paul Knight (24) were followed at crucial stages by Paul Irons (10), John Roche (4), and Bradley Hitchcock (1). The one man to really get to grips with the Black Stumps was Steve Brown who lashed an imperious 51 off 30 balls. He received admirable late-order support from Peter Kloss (11 off 6 balls - includng one huge six down to cow corner) but ultimately the target was just beyond Chesters who finished on 133-5. Chesters - Paul Irons*, John Roche+, Brad Hitchy, Paul Knight, Max Murrain, Pete Demitri, Peter Kloss, Steve Brown.
Matthew Cragoe
Sunday 18th June 2006
Monday evening, 12th June 2006. Chesters 99-3 beat Liquorice Allsorts 98 all out by 5 wickets. On a very hot evening, Paul Irons won the toss and decided field first, restricting the Allsorts to 98 all out. This was a great effort with some great ground fielding by everyone. Great catches taken by John Roche and Aff Naseem, who took the catch of the match. There was also some great bowling: Richard Jones bowled 4 overs and returned 2-17, Steve Brown slung down three overs (2-7) and Peter Kloss bowled four overs to secure figures of 2-30. The Allsorts were gobbled up for 98. The chase was on Aff got Chesters off to a great start with 17 off 13 balls, and Lee Fogarty chipped in with 9. However, the Chesters’ victory was down to Steven Brown who saw the team home with a brilliant knock off 42 off 33 balls. In the end it was a comfortable victory and Chesters got their season off to the best possible start.
Matthew Cragoe
Monday 6th March 2006
The Washington AGM will be held on Wednesday 8 March at Chester Arms, starting at 7.30pm. It's also Arsenal v Real Madrid - why would you want to be anywhere else?
Matthew Cragoe
Monday 7th November 2005
Winter nets will begin in late January. If you are interested in joining, please drop me a line at mcragoe@hotmail.com and I will put your name on the email list.
Matthew Cragoe
Sunday 2nd October 2005
CLUB DINNER: The club dinner will be held on Saturday 3 December.
Matthew Cragoe
Friday 27th May 2005
News just in: there's a conference on 'The All Blacks and the "mother country" 1905-2005' on 12 September at the Museum of Rugby, Twickenham. Speakers include Dr Chris Laidlaw, and the ticket price of £50 includes lunch and a special showing of vintage footage of early All Black tours, plus the many tries run in by the Welsh players during the forthcoming Lions tour. Contact me for more details of the conference at the Club address: thewashcc@yahoo.co.uk Matthew
Matthew Cragoe
Sunday 17th October 2004
The Club has two web sites containing pictures. Both can be found on www.yahoo.co.uk under the 'Photos' link. The sign-in/passwords are: thewashcc/chesters thewashtour/cyprus 04 Contact me if you have any probs: thewashcc@yahoo.co.uk
Matthew Cragoe
Monday 6th September 2004
The Washington CC is sad to announce the passing of one of its founder members, West Indian Ziggy Holder. He died in Padstow, a few days ago, aged 70. Having started the club in the late 1960's, he kept it going until the early 1980's, when a new generation of players,including Dave Walker, Alan Moffat and myself, took over the running of the club. We all owe Ziggy a debt of gratitude for starting it all and mourn his passing. Though we didn't see much of Ziggy for London games, he and Derek Woods were regular supporters during our tours to Cornwall. We extend our sincerest condolences to Derek and any of Ziggy's family members
Matthew Cragoe
Tuesday 27th July 2004
NEW MEMBER OF THE WASH! Congratulations to Greg and Mel Skinner on the birth of Emily Diane Skinner, born Monday 26th July 2004, at 9.58pm, 7.11pds. Cute pics at the Yahoo Photo site! Well done, guys!
Matthew Cragoe
Thursday 13th May 2004
If any member of the Club has a news item or announcement they wish to put in this space, please send them to mcragoe@hotmail.
Matthew Cragoe
Monday 12th May 2003
Wash player who went on the last tour to Aus and SA will be sorry to hear that Tony Steward died. Tony helped arrange a game for us in Durban and was a friend of David G's
James Wood
Sunday 11th August 2002
Hi there everyone. I'm sorry for the length of time that it is taking to get the site back up and running, but being a dad takes almost all of my spare time away. We are getting there though so please be patient. Cheers
James Wood
Saturday 16th February 2002
Another test on 16th February 2002
Matthew Cragoe
Friday 15th February 2002
This is a test to see if it works especially when amended
Matthew Cragoe
Thursday 4th October 2001
Well I'm sure that most of you know now, but for those that don't, I am getting married in October and going to live in America for 18 months.
I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed playing with the Wash and all the people involved have made it the best team ever.
I will be back, even if only for one off matches, and the drinks ;)
Thanks again.
James Wood
Tuesday 31st July 2001
Hello All,
Great to see you all the other week, Nicky and I really enjoyed the day.
Sorry to read about your recent drawn match. Sounds like you had them beaten all ends up, what a bunch of wooses not even trying to go for it.Bit different playing for Hampset CC as we play 40 over league games. Last Sunday we scored 239 for 6(Sparkes 54!) and bowled out the oppos for 61 !!
I'll try to get up before the end of the season and hopefully some of the indoor as well.

Love to all
Tim
Tim Sparkes
Saturday 30th June 2001
AvantGo

I have created pages so that the results and fixtures can be downloaded on to your Palm (or other PDA). If you have one of these you probably know about AvantGo, so just create a custom channel pointing at http://www.washingtoncc.co.uk/avantgo and bobs your uncle when you sync your palm you'll have the results reports and fixtures on your palm. Cool eh.
James Wood
Monday 18th June 2001
Congratulations to Tim and Nicky on the wonderful news that they are delving into the world of parenthood. I can only say how great it is and wish both of them all the very best. The baby is due in November, so hopefully we can get a couple more games from Tim before the birth.

Once more congrats.
James Wood
Tuesday 15th May 2001
Well I hope that all can see some improvements to the site. I have explained to those that I have seen that we now have availability for matches on the site. Everyone can also now enter news articles and keep their own player profile up to date in the member's section, including all contact details. For username and password get in contact with me.

I have also added a "Spectators View" mainly for the Aussie girls, but if anyone else would like access, let me know and I shall set you up.

Remember, this site is for all Washington players past and present so your input would be most appreciated.
James Wood
Monday 2nd April 2001
Can you ever forgive me?
I do hope so as I have been a little busy recently. As most of you know by now I became a father on 19th February. Madalyn (click on name for her website!) is taking up a little bit of my time, so this web site has been a little on the back burner. I have also changed jobs again so have had to move the website which has also taken up some time.
So excuses over we are up and running once more. I shall endeavour to keep things upto date and try to add new features whenever possible. If you have any ideas then I am very much open to them.
Keep smiling and tell me how beautiful my baby is :))
Other happy news is that Richard Minion and Lara have also added to the Washington babies with the birth of their second son, Samuel.
James Wood
Wednesday 27th December 2000
It's been a while since the last news update, sorry. Well the annual Christmas dinner and prize giving was a resounding success. There were some notable absentees who were sorely missed. There were some people who were notably drunk and there were some notable people!
Perhaps I shall add a section under the achievements where we can have the winners of the prizes, hmm. Let me know if you think this is a good idea.
Anyway, here's to a great new year and hopefully some good weather so that we can make next year an even more successful one.
James Wood
Wednesday 29th November 2000
Justin, Taz and Rene are having drinks at their new place this Saturday. Check out the noticeboard for more details.
James Wood
Saturday 18th November 2000
OK, so I have altered the noticeboard and made it more of a forum. Please check it out and let me know if you think that it is anygood. If you want other forums included then let me know and I'll add then.
James Wood
Monday 13th November 2000
So the noticeboard is screwed. OK. There are only 2 messages because it's November and the others were written in October and it only keeps the months notices. I shall try to get something better up there as soon as I have time. In the mean time please accept my appologies and if you don't like it then post a message telling me :))
James Wood
Saturday 11th November 2000
The trip to Malta was a resounding success with everybody. The 2 games were played in very good spirit (some with more inside them than others!). To read a report of the games simply click here
James Wood
Wednesday 25th October 2000
Well I'm sorry if anyone tried to get to this web site for the past couple of days and were unable to get here. I have moved the site to a different server and also taken control of the Domain name and IPS Key so that we shall now be able to enter ourselves more successfully into serarch engines.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but believe me it makes things a lot better especially as far as the stats are concerned.

One other thing, the noticeboard doesn't work exactly as it should. Don't dispare, things do get saved and I'm working on it.
James Wood
Friday 29th September 2000
David Gluckman just wants to make sure that it is know that there will be nets starting at Lords from Monday 2nd October, from 8-9pm.
If you are interested in coming along then please let David know so that we can getan idea of numbers
James Wood
Tuesday 15th August 2000
I have just added a noticeboard to which people can add comments, gripes or items for discussion.
I am hoping that people who are viewing the site from abroad, whether on holiday or returned overseas, will be able to interact and let us know that they are doing.

I know that it is pretty rudimentary but it is a start and i shall try to improve it over time. For now though, enjoy.
James Wood
Monday 14th August 2000
We would like to apologise for the omission of Aussie Mike Levy, scorer of a brilliant ton against Greyhound, from the overseas player list, but nobody's perfect.
Mike is a lifelong supporter of Reading! He is also the oldest player to have a father appear for the Wash. Malcolm Levy turned out for us in Adelaide in 1991.
James Wood
Tuesday 1st August 2000
John Chantrell and his wife Kari have had a little girl called Eliza.
James Wood
Sunday 23rd July 2000
Richard Minion and his girlfriend Lara are expecting their second baby. Lara is now 15 weeks pregnant and we would like to wish them both all the best.
James Wood