Countdown to the new cricket season: 10 days ’til our tenth year begins

Ladies ... we're available

The 2017 season is almost upon us. The anticipation is palpable, thicker than the London smog we play in.

This year is King’s Road’s 10th anniversary, and what a 10-years it’s been.

There have been highs, lows, elation, deflation, creation (even ponds used as swimming pools) over the years and spirits are higher than in the Orange camp.

Firstly, the club sends its congratulations to Daniel Sherman on his coronation to Club Captain. A stalwart of our South London cricket team, the witty-wickey will undoubtedly be a favourite amongst players and fans and a worthy adversary of opposition batsmen (mostly from his chat).

He and his vice Jamie Keating will lead the King’s Road on the way to success this season and have a well-oiled/greased machine behind them.

Wicket ... Vs Bloody Lads
Wicket … Vs Bloody Lads

Following a bumper Winter Nets period since January, the bowlers are primed and the batsmen are following.

Places up and down the order up for grabs, and squad competition is looking tasty and interesting (or that might just be the Teas, which are ALWAYS tasty and interesting).

The 10-Year Tour to Cork looks like one not to be missed, as the Roaders leave these glorious lands for the first abroad tour.

The newly-crowned Social Secretary Chris Brown has plans as long as his beard for things to do off the cricket field.

Things that make us the work-hard-play-hard club we are.

We welcome our new players to the club, and everyone is welcome to marvel at South London’s finest men and women in Orange.

So everyone prepare yourself, because on Sunday 23rd April it all starts all over again.

Allez Le Road

Author: Matt Small

Fast Bowler Extraordinaire & Media Secretary 2017