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CWC WOMEN’S TEST SPECIAL
An informal (and fairly impromptu!) CWC social was held on the third evening of the Women’s Ashes Test in Taunton in July, thus extending the tradition of a social with the touring men’s Test match media to the women’s game as well. We were delighted that around 25 members of the media (pictured above) came along for a drink at the Hideout Pub, and we may have gained a few new members as a result.
CWC ANNUAL LUNCHEON 2019
Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 at 12:00 for 13:15 London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square Mayfair, London W1K 6JP
Corporate sponsor’s table of 10 = £1,250.00 Media table of 10 = £950.00 Individual member = £75.00 First guest (i.e. non-member) = £75.00 Subsequent guests = £90.00 Teetotal ticket = £60.00
As in previous years, the Annual Lunch will be preceded by a drinks reception (from 12 noon) and lunch will start at 1.15pm. Our CWC Awards will be part of the formal proceedings and all formalities are expected to finish around 4pm. The hotel will then allow us to stay until around 7.30pm-8pm for post-lunch drinks.
All tickets will be inclusive of reception, lunch and some post-reception drinks (sparkling wine on arrival, soft drinks throughout, white and red wine with lunch and ‘unlimited’ beer/lager from Fuller’s and Haresfoot breweries pre and post-lunch).
Please order your ticket(s) as soon as you can - first by contacting Shilpa Patel to book your place (and also to indicate any menu preferences - see below) and then by sending your cheque to Marcus Hook (address in CWC Handbook), or making your bank transfer to CWC (and letting Marcus know!). Only when your payment has been received will Marcus send out your tickets to you.
Goat’s Cheese & Sweet Potato Cake, Plum Sauce, Dark Soy Mayo (this is also a Vegetarian dish)
Smoked Salmon & Rocket Tart, Caviar & Watercress Cream
Steamed Fillet of Plaice, Crayfish & Herb Mousse, French Beans, Heritage Carrot Ribbons, Fondant Potato, Saffron Cream Sauce
Duck Confit, Roast Sweet Potato, Tender Stem Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Pea Puree
Butternut Squash & Wild Mushroom Wellington, Served with Your Main Menu Garnish, Herb Cream Sauce
Raspberry & White Chocolate Torte, Champagne Raspberries, Raspberry Macaroon
*PLEASE NOTE: If you do not let Shilpa know any alternative dishes (or specific dietary requirements) then you will get Goat’s Cheese starter, Plaice main course and Torte dessert. This will be the meal on the Menu Cards.
Please do all you can to support this year’s CWC Annual Lunch at its new venue.
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31/07/2019: Edgbaston Gives England The Edge In Key First Test
England are all the rage to win the first Test as punters lump on the home side to come good at Edgbaston. Hills are offering 10/11 that England win, with Australia offered at 6/4. As for the series betting England are favourites but punters think it will be close and an England series victory 3-2 is the most popular choice at 6/1.
“Edgbaston has become a bit of a fortress and England have been very well supported,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
First Ashes Test: 10/11 England, 6/4 Australia, 11/2 Draw
Man Of Match: 7/1 Joe Root, 8/1 David Warner, 9/1 Steve Smith, 10/1 James Anderson, 10/1 Jofra Archer, 10/1 Pat Cummins, 12/1 Mitchell Starc, 14/1 Ben Stokes, 14/1 Jason Roy, 14/1 Josh Hazlewood, 14/1 Nathan Lyon, 14/1 Stuart Broad, 16/1 Cameron Bancroft, 16/1 Chris Woakes, 16/1 Joe Denly, 16/1 Jonny Bairstow, 16/1 Jos Buttler, 16/1 Mark Harris, 16/1 Mitchell Marsh, 16/1 Sam curran, 16/1 Usman Khawaja, 18/1 Rory Burns, 20/1 James Pattinson, 20/1 Matthew Wade, 20/1 Moeen Ali, 20/1 Peter Siddle, 20/1 Travis Head, 22/1 Marnus Labuschagne, 25/1 Michael Neser, 25/1 Olly Stone.
Ashes Series Winner: 10/11 England, 7/5 Australia, 6/1 Draw
Series Correct Scores:
200/1 England 1-0, 50/1 England 2-0, 10/1 England 2-1, 20/1 England 3-0, 5/1 England 3-1, 6/1 England 3-2, 12/1 England 4-0, 8/1 England 4-1, 20/1 England 5-0
250/1 Australia 1-0, 100/1 Australia 2-0, 16/1 Australia 2-1, 50/1 Australia 3-0, 10/1 Australia 3-1, 9/1 Australia 3-2, 33/1 Australia 4-0, 16/1 Australia 5-0.