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View from the Presidents Box

View from the Presidents Box

By Andy Yeats
6 September
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Alan Howick's Thoughts Ahead of the Weekend


Another tremendous weekend of cricket with our club, whatever team you watch, there

is always something ‘cricket positive’ going on at Marigolds.

For sure, the ‘spirit of Cricket’ is alive and well and the game in general looks healthy

down here in the old town.

What with the World Cup final, the 4th day against Australia, it certainly ignites interest in

our game and once again, a busy pavilion balcony of Saturday witnessed another first XI

excitement (which sadly I missed due to going the wrong way around the M25 that

afternoon) with Jason’s contribution with both bat and ball. It was also good to learn

that Rehman was getting amongst the runs. He is probably one of the most talented

cricketers we have produced and watched for many a year, esepcailly as he came up

through our colts, juniors and senior cricket, a class act.

Another ton from the opposite end of the generations with a another young prospect

for us in James Forde who scored 105 NO for the 5th XI.

My congratulation to the 4th XI, the first team this season to enjoy the best reward for their

summer contribution to Harlow cricket.

This coming Saturday is the big day to finish the season (over already, its only early

September….) I understand a coach is being organised to to take the 1st XI and supporters

down to the coast to play Westcliff. A massive reward for the winners, claiming second place

and promotion.

A little bird whispered to me that Westcliff arch rivals and very close neighbours Leigh on Sea

will be rooting for us to win!

I’m not sure what my diary allows for next weekend. I want to get down to the coast but if not,

I am sure I will be entertained once more by Rod Coldwell 2nd XI. An ‘up & down summer’ for

his team but the games I have seen are always enjoyable and give good cricketing entertainment.

A big weekend for them for sure.

The 3rd XI are biting their toenails (probably all gone on their fingers), hope all goes well

boys this Saturday.

You may have noticed, Andy Yeats ‘weekend summaries’ which are brilliant are also well

supported by some fine action pictures which are provided by our new resident photographer Aussie, he has produced some fine shots this season which will be well used during the close

season promotional newsletters for sure.

A big weekend ahead of us, good luck to all

Alan Howick

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