Following the departure of Mr and Mrs Bill, the Club offered to provide our teas at an incredibly high price. We declined their offer and re-instigated the tea squad. Our initial paltry efforts gave way to quality spreads. The costs of the teas were easily covered by match fees.
The new groundsman, Dick Sula, accommodated us well and was very responsive to our requests. It was unanimously decided to buy him a bottle of whisky for Christmas. The new covers were excellent and we are all very pleased with them. The netting in the nets was replaced, which was good, although the batting surface still needs replacing and the bowlers run-ups are nothing but dangerous at the moment.
Winter nets didn't start until spring this year, something that should be remedied next year. Thanks to Steve T for sorting the sessions at Iffley Road. Despite the valiant efforts of the Tour Secretary, the September tour didn't go ahead.