As the rain hammers down outside, it may be hard to conjure up images of glorious sun-drenched days, but we're past the shortest day, so we've now officially moved from post-season 2022 to pre-season 2023! Much more to come on that shortly.
Before that, there is the small matter of Christmas to celebrate, and all of us at the Club would like to wish you and your family and very happy holiday, and a healthy 2023.
And what a few weeks it has been for English cricket. Lest we forget we are now T20 World Champions, the men's team literally redefined Test cricket in Pakistan as they ripped up pretty much every known record, and last night the women's team completed an 8-0 series win over the West Indies in Barbados. They have an ODI World Cup in South Africa to look forward too in early 2023.
And before we know it we will be digging out our whites and wishing we had the ability of a Harry Brook, a Rehan Ahmed, or a Sophie Ecclestone. We can but dream, right?!
Happy Christmas one and all.
Simon, Rupert, Lucy, James, Cleve and David x 2
PS - and a special shout out to club legend Nick Reeves, who marries the very wonderful Victoria on New Year's Eve 💕💕💕