Weekend Fixtures & Dinner News – Saturday 4th May 2019


02/05/2019 | Alexandra Park FC

End of Season Dinner – Friday 10th May, 6.45pm start

We are honoured to have distinguished cricket and football journalist-author Brian Scovell as our guest speaker this year.

Brian Scovell unveiling a bust of Walter Winterbottom with Roy Hodgson

Brian Scovell unveiling a bust of Walter Winterbottom with Roy Hodgson

Brian Scovell started his journalism career as a football reporter at the Isle of Wight Mercury in 1950 while still at school. Until going freelance in 2000 he worked for a variety of other newspapers including the Daily Sketch from 1960-71 and the Daily Mail from 1971-2000. He was made an Elected Life Member of the Football Writers Association (FWA) in 2001 after serving on FWA’s committe for 40 plus years and is also a Life Member and former committe member of the Cricket Writers’ Club (CWC). He is the only person to have been Chairman of both the FWA and the CWC.

During his career he has covered more than 350 Test matches in Test match playing countries and approximately the same number of international football matches including the 1966, 1982, 1986 and 1990 World Cups, visiting 92 countries in the process.

He is a qualified MCC and FA Coach having taken the course under Bobby Robson in 1969. He ran his own cricket club, The Woodpeckers, between 1966-2008 and is now Life President, Archivist and Fixture Secretary. He captained four matches for the CWC side against the ECB on the Nursery ground at Lord’s and now umpires.

He has written over 25 books on cricket and football selling over 250,000 copies. His books The England Managers; Jim Laker; and Bill Nicholson were all nominated (twice) for the British Sports Books Awards in 2007 and 2011.

Brian also succesfully campaigned the FA to erect a memorial bust for Walter Winterbottom, who he knwe personally, in St. George’s Park for his 100th Centenary in 2014. Most recently he campaigned for recognition for Lord Learie Constantine, an all time great West Indian cricketer and the UK’s first black peer, was realized with the bust of him unveiled, on May 1st, at the Palace of Westminster.

Tickets are £25 (please pay cash on the night), please let your captain or Richard Gibbs know if you wish to attend by Monday 6th May.

Weekend Fixtures

Picked and cannot play? You NEED to cry off – certainly let your captain know, but the priority is to let the named cry off officer for the week know – he is the one that will coordinate players moving up the teams to cover your absence!

This week the cry off officer is: Pat McGlogan – 07721745228

Selection

Saturday 4th May
1s –
No Game
Reserves – SAL Interm. Div 2
Fixtures completed
3s – SAL Interm. Div 4
Fixtures completed
5s – SAL Junior Div 1 South
No Game
6s – SAL Junior Div 2 North
Fixtures completed
7s – LOB Spring Cup 2pm
Alexandra Park v Old Aloysians
Meet 12.30pm @ (Pitch 1) New River Sports Centre, White Hart Lane, N22 5QW
8s – SAL Junior Div 3 North
Fixtures completed
9s – SAL Junior Div 4 North 2pm
Broomfield 3s v Alexandra Park
Meet 12.30pm @ (Pitch 5) Enfield Playing Fields, Donkey Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL
10s – SAL Junior Div 4 North
Fixtures completed
Vets – SAL Vets Div
Fixtures completed
Womens – GLWFL Div 3 North
Fixtures completed

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