Saturday saw the beginning of the clubs 2014 social calendar with not 1 but 3 events taking place.
Ladies v Rabbits
Once again the annual culling of the Rabbits took place with the 2014 score being 5-1. Playing in the best conditions of the year so far, the ladies were quickly 2 nil in the lead when the single point earned by the rabbits by Colin Robinson and Cliff Froggett was scored. The following procession of victories for the ladies took place and the gloating victory calls soon became deafening. The unfortunate Rabbit Captain Steve Barraclough presented the trophy to the successful captain Linda Bemrose and the tea and scones were soon devoured whilst preparations for the nights festivities were taking place. Scores took place as follows:
Linda Bemrose 1 – 0 Steve Barraclough
Sandra Shillito Phil Smith
Sheila Harrison 2 – 0 Keith Waddington
Selina Gill Roger Pearson
Davina Pallister 2 – 1 Colin Robinson
Nancy Willingham Cliff Froggett
Annette Jowett 3 – 1 Tom McGarrell
Sheila Braithwaite Paul Kinghorn
Lisa Driver 4 – 1 Barry Secker
Gill Morris Mark Lofthouse
Sue Malins 5 – 1 Nick Howe
Sarah Pickett Pete Fuller
Parnell Reilly Afghan Presentation
The much anticipated presentation finally took place at the 3rd attempt. With the clubhouse full of friends and guests of the club, the room laid silent for a full 45 minutes as Parnell presented details of his trip to Afghanistan with Colin Montgomerie.
On the culmination of Parnell’s presentation a raffle took place with the 1st prize being a signed 18th flag from the 2011 Open, signed by the winner Darren Clarke. It was fabulous to see the look on the faces of the successful couple, Sheila and Donald Harrison, as their name was called out.
Following the Afghan presentation and the pie n pea supper, Mr Captain took to the floor to host the quiz. With rounds of general knowledge, sport, music and family fortunes there were questions for all calibre of quiz goers. With the lead changing hands on a round by round basis it came down to the last round and the last question as the Heckmondwike Cricket Club team mates of Mr Immediate Past Captain David Pickett took the 1st prize by a very fine margin of 1 point.
Thanks to all members, friends and family of the club for their input in the proceedings on the day. It was a fantastic occasion and one that we hope may be repeated on an annual basis.