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Forthcoming events

Wednesday, February 22: Well-known Island historian, Derek Sprake, will be giving a fascinating talk on Isle of Wight carriers. Ever wondered how goods were transported around the Island – especially from village to village – in the 19th and early 20th centuries? Well Derek will be telling us all about the characters involved. Admission is £5 and though hot food will be available, it has been decided to make this optional.

Wednesday, March 7: Paul Martin will be holding one of his ever-popular race nights. You don’t have to have a knowledge of horses or even betting to enjoy yourself at these events – and entry is free!

Wednesday, March 21: Our final presentation of the winter season will feature County Press columnist, Keith Newbery, who will be giving a talk entitled ‘Do You Know the Queen’s English?’ Don’t worry, it’s not a boring lecture on the mother tongue but an amusing look at some of the anomalies and absurdities facing anyone trying to understand the most commonly-used and confusing language on the planet. Once again admission will be £5 and hot food will be available.

Tickets must be ordered in advance from Ken and Jackie Hamblin. Please ring 524267 or email

County Cricket at Newclose in 2012
ECB First Class Counties 2nd XI Championship :
June 26, 27 and 28: MCC Universities v Warwickshire CCC 2nd XI (3-day match)

July 10, 11 and 12: MCC Young Cricketers v Sussex CCC 2nd XI (3-day match)

ECB First Class Counties 2nd XI Trophy:
July 9 MCC Young Cricketers v Sussex CCC 2nd XI (40 overs)
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