Death of Jim Pertwee

Sad news has been received from Thames Valley CC who report the death of their stalwart member Jim Pertwee on Friday 8 May at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Due to the current restrictions there will be a private ceremony. A memorial celebration will take place when more normal times resume. Jim will be fondly remembered, not only by his own club mates and members of opposition teams, but also for his time as SCF Secretary from 2011 to 2014.

All SCF leagues remain suspended until 30th June

Further announcement(s) to extend this suspension period are likely to be necessary in the weeks ahead.

If you have agreed matches within this timeframe, please postpone.

If postponed fixtures can be re-arranged for a later date between the two clubs, all well and good.

All fixtures that are played, will continue to be regarded as fully competitive and the results will be recorded as such (including the submission of game results to the Rankings Officers where appropriate).

If, at the end of the season, a league programme is incomplete, a decision on awarding of cups will be made by the leagues managers.

It might well be that some/all will not be awarded for the 2020 season.

We don’t know how much of the 2020 season we are going to be able to salvage, but with the belief that ‘normal times’ will resume sooner or later, by preserving the already made fixtures, at least we will have a structure to the croquet season to return to when that time comes.

Keep well and best wishes to member clubs in these challenging times,