Maori-Oxshott Cricket colts and the Oxshott Tennis Club juniors have started their summer of matches in fine form. The first weekend of cricket saw wins in their league matches for the U9’s, U10’s, U11’s and U13’s, while the 8 and under, 9 and under, 14 and under girls and 16 and under boys all secured victories in some nailbiting tennis matches. Keep up the good work everybody and best of luck in your next matches.
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Some members of the OVSC Running Club recently successfully completed the Mundays charity 5k run in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice held in Bushy Park. The running club meets at OVSC on Tuesday mornings at 9am. Any members are welcome to join the running sessions which are organised by Dee Smale. The group is part of “Run Together” a nationwide running organisation. For more information please contact the office or click here.
Congratulations to Ben Godfrey, a member of the Squash section at OVSC who represented Reed’s School recently in the National Schools Squash Trophy 2017 at the Manchester Squash Centre. Reed’s made it to the final but were unfortunately beaten. However, we are pleased to say that Ben won both his games in the final and in the semi-final. This achievement was all the greater as Ben is only 12 and was competing in the U15 competition!
John Watkins and Edith Skelton, stalwarts of the Cricket Section (MOCC) and the Netball section resepctively, were the hugely deserving recipients of the Mundays Volunteer of the Year award and the Savills Long and Distiguished Service award at the OVSC AGM on Tuesday evening.
John has worked tirelessly to grow the colts section at MOCC over the last couple of years with fantastic results, while Edith has devoted time and energy for many years to ensure the netball section has grown and thrived. Both our well deserving heroes of OVSC are always the first to volunteer their time and energy and we thank them unreservedly. Neither the cricket section nor the netball section would be half as successful without them. John and Edith we salute you!
Ian Camplin, Head of Residential at Savills, Cobham, presented President of OVSC, Robert Butler, with a cheque for £1,500 last week thanks to the sale of a Member’s house through Savills. Every member’s house sold through Savills brings the Club £1,500 as part of their sponsorship deal with OVSC. Thank you Savills, your continued support is hugely appreciated!
Charity Winter Melee – Jean Vanstone, winner of this year’s Petanque Charity Winter Melee, pictured with Richard Foulsham the Petanque Section’s President. The day started with bacon rolls, mince pies and mulled wine and a 3 round melee which resulted in a tight finish. As winner on the day Jean nominated the British Heart Foundation as the recipient of the funds raised on the day.
World Racketlon Champion
In what has been described as the “most dramatic win of the tournament”, squash club member Richard Middleton won the Racketlon World Championship for the 50+ held in Germany at the end of November.
Richard who was seeded number 2 played the top seed, Germany’s, Thomas Knaack in the final. In a hotly contested competition which sees players competing against each other at Tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis, Richard won the table tennis 25-23. The German then won the badminton with Richard comfortably winning the squash. On paper, Richard was probably the better tennis player, however, he quickly found himself 13-5 down. He continued to fight and with the score at 18-18, Richard won the next point to take the Victory!
Well done to Richard!
The Club’s looking lovely in the beautiful (but chilly!) winter sun. Come on down before the wet weather kicks in!