As I write I believe we have just experienced the longest day of the year? I am not sure if this is measured in the longest day of light, the longest day of sunshine of the longest day of rain. If not the latter I suspect that this may become the new measuring scale for the Summer Solstice.
Despite the monsoon like conditions our sporting teams continue to defy the odds and are producing some excellent performances. The most recent of these came on Sunday when the men's cricket first team entertained Chester BH in the LAST 32 of the National Knockout. After some very hard work to get the ground 'fit' in the first place, the boys then proceeded to win a thrilling match that went down to the last over which saw the visitors requiring just seven runs with three wickets in hand. Enter Neston's very own Chris 'Hackett' Gayle who kept calm in taking two wickets whilst conceding just one run. Watch this space to see who our last 16 opponents are.
The TENNIS teams are also performing miracles whilst battling against the conditions and player unavailability. At the half way stage of the season the first team were top, the second team were second in the same division as the third team who are holding their own, and the fourths and fifths are being guided successfully (on and off the court!) by Dave Price and Ken Patrick.
For full details of results from the tennis and cricket sections please go to their respective websites.
Who would have thought that when Liverpool hastily sacked Roy Hodgson, he would now be leading the national team into the quarter finals of Euro 2012?! Will Brendan Rodgers be doing the same for Walesin a couple of years time at the World Cup?
After topping their group England now face Italy on Sunday at 7.45pm. The game will be live at the Club before which there will be the opportunity to win some prizes in a free to enter sweep-stake. Make sure you get your seat in the stand by 7.15pm to enter!
The Club's defibrillator has now been relocated to a readily accessible spot in case of emergency. It can be found on a shelf in the tea room near the store cupboard. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE IN THE LOCAL VICINITY AND HERE OF A NEED FOR IT - COME AND GET IT! It really will saves lives. Many thanks to LawrenceMcNeight and his family, and to Will Parker for making this piece of kit become a reality.
And finally. This years Marquee Week kicks off with the Sportsman's Lunch on Thursday 5th July and ends on Sunday 8th with the Family Fun Day. Please do come down on the Sunday when there will be plenty of entertainment, refreshments, food and hopefully stunning sunshine! Entry is free for all. The Club bar will not operate at its full capacity during this period with it closing on Friday 6th at 9.30pm and remaining closed on Sunday 8th all day.
Until next time