Fixture Secretary Report ahead of AGM
Thu 06-Jan-2005 
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2004 Fixture Secretary's Report ahead of the AGM

Following an invitation to the membership, I discussed the strategy & approach of the make up of next season痴 fixtures with Steve & Jim. We were in full agreement that there should be fewer games & further agreed that the structure should follow as such: - 1st weekend 2 games, 2nd 1 game, 3rd 2 etc. This should leave us with a fixture list of 35 games (it was 46 in 04).

As last year, I prioritised the oppositions we lost to. This means Washington twice, Lord Gnome, UCS Old Boys. I知 still hopeful, that Turnham Green will be added in. Ruislip & Brondesbury Eagles were discussed but either the venue was unattractive or they were! I then added in the teams who currently retain the honour from us i.e. Priory Park, Hartley, Isis, Bank of England, & Lessa. I知 hopeful that Radlett may yet come back in too.

I now have 7 slots to fill & waiting to hear back from the following to fill those: - Weston Colville, Balsham, OUCCC, Foreign & Commonwealth, Tenterden, Turnham Green, Theydon Bois, Highgate, Bentley Heath & Calthorpe.

If we don稚 tour to Spain in October (I知 waiting on Jim to hear on this), I have confirmed Chats to play us on 9/10 again. I am not currently thinking about bringing back the Presidents XI match but what do people think?

New games: - Sunbury Chieftains in the FMS. I think Jim will be doing the research on them. Also Gonville & Cauis College will be a good game for a IIs or mixed side. Also we値l be playing all day home games there against Washington & Crossbats. Should be fun! Finally, it may not happen, but Chats in Hackney is also scheduled

Competitions: - The Federation of Middlesex Sports Vase.

It looks like the FMS is now split into 3 separate competitions & we don稚 get into the shield if we lose in the Vase but I知 currently awaiting confirmation. The VPCCL AGM is in February & once again I anticipate a retention of the Super League structure whereby 2 groups are split into 2 divisions at the ス season point.

Tours a small contingent will join Griffins in Dartmoor in July. I believe that very limited places are still available. This means that unless OUCCC come back to me with a view to playing Friday, our tours will be restricted to weekends with only Oxford booked as definite, although I知 looking into South Cambs for early September.

Grounds: - We have 4 games scheduled at Wray Crescent, as opposed to 6 in 04 & 4 in 03. We have 2 games scheduled at Broxbourne, which is 3 less than 04 & we had just 4 in 03. We have 3 matches at Gonville & Cauis, 1 of which is away. We have 3 matches at Queens, 2 of which are away. Other new grounds are Sunbury壮 in Walton on Thames, Headstone (in Hatch end), Priory Park (at the Kodak Ground in Harrow)

Oppositions not played in 2004. Locksbottom rained off again. Won in 02 Hartley. Lost in 02. Edmonton no compatable dates in 04, back by demand.

Any other questions?