Parish News - March

It has been a mercifully short and mild winter and I say now with confidence that spring is truly in the air.

The hardcore of the squad - Peter Mellis - has been working hard at indoor nets for some weeks now, but there is still time for everyone to get their eye in before the new season begins in earnest. Attendance has not been sufficient to support coaching sessions, but members have been reaping the benefits of more structured nets sessions.

The fixtures for the new season have now been released and our Secretary, Alan Lawson, has been diligently populating the website with fixture details. The season is opener is only seven weeks away: a 40-over home friendly v GU. More details of that day to follow...

Since the New Year, the good news has not stopped for the members of this club.

At the end of January, last year's player of the season, Ani Vaidya, married Tanmayee Kulkarni in Mumbai. Bharat and Ani took advantage of the wedding to enjoy an extended stay in the motherland; they are now back and we hope raring to burn off the home cooking.

The weddings, however, did not stop. In February, Dr David Nicholas Blane wed Miriam Louise Higgins at a beautiful and laughter-filled wedding in Glasgow, sadly putting and end to any number of relationship jokes we could make about David at the end of season dinner.

Just two days later, Humphrey Tauro and Susan Allman welcomed Hannah Robyn Tauro to world. Young Hannah weighed in at 8lbs 2oz and both mother and daughter are back home and are doing fine.

We are also delighted to announce that Tom and Cathy Cara are expecting their first child. The ultrasounds show a prominent belly and large nose, so there's no doubting the paternity. Tom, however, is encouraged by seemingly long arms and the hope that mini-Cara may turn out to be more like Stuart Broad than the old man.

Congratulations from the club to all our happy couples.

And finally, last Monday saw the inaugration of Clydesdale Cricket Club's Universally Challenged. The five team round-robin competition is played over five weeks and each week, two teams compete in a half-hour University Challenge style head-to-head.

Jack McGill, Alex Leithead, and WAG, Lucy Lake, opened the BBC team's account against Alan Dickie's Keeble Bollege, Oxford, and ran our comfortable winners, 215-185.

The team can change from week to week and is open to anyone in the club. Please contact Jack McGill to book your place for one of the three remaining weeks.


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