We’re excited to confirm a number of dates to mark in your calendars for the upcoming cricket season, as we announce the 2020 Social Events Calendar.
In addition to the fantastic atmosphere at the club house after each league match of the season, we’ll be putting on a number of special events suitable for all Old Wimbledonians members and the wider local community.
Annual OWCC Golf Day - Saturday 21st March
Annual Pre Season Quiz - Friday 3rd April
It's the time of year to start getting your teams together for arguably the biggest night of the OWCC calendar! That's correct, more dreadful dad jokes from our wonderful Chairman Mr Nick Fox.
Pre Season Race Day - 14th March @ Kempton Park
Following our first preseason get together at the races in 2019, we thought it'd be a great idea to run the day again. Heading to Kempton Park on Saturday 14th March for the jumps meeting, it promises to be a great laugh, and hopefully a nice little earner for those who fancy a flutter #pleasegambleresponsibly
Mark Collin Memorial Day - Monday 25th May @ Effingham CC
Ex OWCC member Mark who tragically passed away in 2017 will again be remembered at the now annual triangular tournament featuring OWCC, Epsom CC and Effingham CC. Now in its third year it is the turn of Effingham to host the event. As always we will be looking to send a strong team containing a mixture of both Mark's playing friends from OWCC and current players to this great event that fondly remembers a great servant of the three clubs involved.
Player of the Month Awards (POMS) - 30th May, 27th June, 25th July & 29th August
A new addition for the 2020 season and beyond, we will celebrate our finest performers with the Player of The Month Awards (POMS). Once a month we will have a big club social with the winners all receiving prizes. There will also be some small fines for funny things to have happened on the field along the way. These promise to be brilliant nights where we can celebrate each others success and laugh at a few funny things that have happened along the way.
Presidents Day - Sunday 19th July
Once again in 2020, our President Mike O'Brien will host his Presidents Day. Comprising of a lunch in the clubhouse with drinks whilst a full day cricket competition takes place outside, this day is forever popular and a great way to bring back past club players for a day where we can celebrate all things OWCC.
Ladies Day - Date TBC
The now world famous (ahem) OWCC Ladies Day is once again the absolute must attend event for any of the WAGs associated with the club. Having been incredibly popular ever since its inception a 4 years ago, each lady will enjoy a Prosecco brunch in Wimbledon or Raynes Park before heading to the club to watch the matches being played. With each of your men contributing towards the drinks fund for the day this is always a great occasion. Just remember to try and pace yourselves throughout the day so we can enjoy a drink with you after the matches. #pleasedrinkresponsibly #OWCCencouragesresponsibledrinking
Summer Soiree - Date TBC
2020 will see the third edition of the OWCC vs AON All Starts Summer Sizzler event which has always been a great event. The weather hasn't been the kindest over the last couple of years, and although we have always gotten a game in, we are hopeful for a period of good weather oil the run up this year meaning we can have a proper game where both sides can showcase their full skill sets. There will be food (not a BBQ run by Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith), the opportunity to have some drinks with good friends and a band or music of some description. Always a great night and we look forward to the 2020 match (pardon the pun) being a great success.
8-a-side Day - Sunday 30th August
The ever popular 8-a-side tournament will again be held at OWCC. A great day where the standard is high, but the most important currency is enjoyment, this day always sees a fantastic turnout and a great sense of fun from all involved.
End of Season Awards Party - 5th September
As always the season will finish with our legendary awards night. Everything from the finest to the funniest bits of the season will be covered off, including the Mallard Award for the most ducks to the leagues best batsman. The greatest way to finish off what we hope will be a phenomenal season for OWCC across all league and friendly sides.