We are once again inviting you to join our President, Ali Troughton, and other Club members to the President’s VIP Day on Sunday 2nd September. Over the last couple of years, this has been a very memorable day and the sight of so many past players, spanning several decades, meeting up again after many years, is always wonderful to see.

As last year, there will be a buffet lunch followed by 40 over cricket match, Current Players v President’s Invitation XI, the teams being made up of past and present players. The cost for lunch and tea will be £10 per head. Partners welcome.

As part of our fundraising on the day, we shall be running our usual raffle and would be grateful for any prizes that you can donate or items we can auction. Please let us know what they are beforehand if possible.

To book your place, please contact us.

Past Players & Friends Association

We are still looking at forming a Past Players & Friends Association for those who have previously played for Stratford CC or the Bards CC, or been associated with the Club in some way. We want to recognise all people connected with this great club as part of our network. In order to preserve the history of the Club, we need to draw on different generations to ensure the legacy is kept strong.

Whilst everyone acknowledges the huge commitment that is given during the playing years, it is imperative the next generation that comes along has the facility to be able to look back at the Club’s history. Memories, through stories and photos from previous players, helps keep the bond strong. So if any of you have old photos you could bring along on the day, that would be great. We have already researched Club Captains’ going back to 1945 and this will be added to our Web site. We are very grateful for your support and hope you will encourage your family and friends to do likewise either by:

1. Becoming a “Vice President”. For a minimum £85 donation, this provides full Club membership benefits, including an entry fob for the clubhouse and a parking pass for the car park (as well as a Fixture Book and Club Newsletter).

2. Signing up to take part in the “100 Club”. For £5, paid via a monthly standing order, you are allocated a number (you can buy multiple numbers if you wish). Each month there is a draw for 3 cash prizes and a Super Draw in September – last year won by Ed Cunynghame with £223.75. So, it’s well worth it!