The 2022 Annual Dinner was successfully held on Thursday 27th October at the East India Club Pall Mall. 30 Buccs and guests enjoyed a dinner of traditional fare and great company where the club President Simon Woolfries gave a recap of the season. Following a successful season for the Marsh family, the leading run scorer and highest average was James Marsh and most wickets were taken by Archie Marsh with leading bowler being Ollie Mann. The averages for the season are found HERE.
The 2022 Geoffrey Moore Award was presented to Archie Marsh (below), who collected on behalf of his winning brother James. James scored two centuries for the club, both at Betchworth.
“Not sure I have done enough with my life…” was regularly heard from Buccaneers, after our guest speaker Dr Sarah Fane responded to the toast to our guests.
Dr Fane is currently Director of the MCC Foundation (and so Angus Berry’s boss) and previously as a medical doctor visiting Afghanistan, she set up Afghan Connection, a charity which, from 2002-20, supported some 500,000 children with Health, Education and Cricket in Afghanistan. Showing more courage in her career than a pair of England openers facing the ’80s Windies, Sarah explained how the things we take for granted – like a bag of cricket equipment – has the power to tranform lives and create a shared bond through the love of cricket, that we all recognise.
Simon Woolfries presented Sarah with a donation from the club by way of thanks and we will be sharing more details of how Buccaneers can contribute to the charity through the ‘Big Give’ initiative in the coming weeks.
To find out more about the MCC Foundation, please click HERE.