The SJA is extending its activities again in April, with the staging of the first SJA Cricket Day.
Following the SJA’s Days at the Races in 2008 and 2009, we hope that this will provide an enjoyable sports-related day out for SJA members, their partners and friends.
We have chosen the Sunday League match between Surrey and Lancashire at the Whitgift cricket festival on Sunday April 25.
Taking place in the well-appointed grounds of one of the country’s leading sporting schools, close to the A23 and with South Croydon and East Croydon BR stations nearby, the day – with fingers crossed for fair weather – promises to be a terrific day’s sport, with high scores likely.
We are taking a dedicated SJA table in the restaurant marquee on the boundary’s edge (which can be seen in the distance in the photograph above), where the day will include:
* tea, coffee and biscuits from noon until close of play;
* wine, beer and soft drinks from start of play (12.30pm) until 30 minutes after the last ball is bowled;
* a two-course lunch with service;
* afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches and cake served around 3.40pm;
* Match ticket, programme and scorecard;
* off-road parking within the school grounds.
Tickets cost £65 (plus VAT) per person, and we hope many will choose to use the day as an opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues in a relaxing, convivial setting.
To book your tickets, click here to send us an email with your name, address (for invoicing), and number of places required, writing “SJA Cricket Day ” in the subject field.
First posted Feb 25
Other SJA dates for your diaries
Mon Apr 12: SJA Spring Golf Day, to be staged at Surbiton GC. To book, contact Paul Trow (07973 862747).
Thu Apr 15: SJA 2010 Annual Meeting, at offices of UK Sport. For more details, click here
Mon Apr 19: SJA/LOCOG guided tour of Olympic Park, 2pm For booking details, click here.
Sun Apr 25: SJA Cricket Day. Enjoy corporate hospitality with friends and colleagues, and bring along your partner, as Lancashire take on Surrey. Tickets £65 each. To book your tickets, click here to send us an email with your name, address (for invoicing), and number of places required, writing “SJA Cricket Day ” in the subject field.
Wed May 19:The SJA’s second “Sporting Question Time”, this time with London Mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall. This will be strictly for SJA members only. To book your ticket, click here to send us an email with your name, SJA membership number and address, writing “Sporting Question Time with Boris” in the subject field.
Mon Sep 13: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill GC. To book, contact Paul Trow (07973 862747).
All dates and details subject to change.
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