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Old Owens C.C. Junior Section meeting 2nd September 2019

There will be a meeting for Old Owens Junior cricket section at Old Owens Sports Ground on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 7 pm.

The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Previous minutes (3rd June 2019)
  2. Summary of the season
  3. Next season’s junior teams
  4. Development plan
  5. Membership fees 2020
  6. Cricket parties
  7. AOB

Please click here for the minutes of the Juniors Meeting held on the 3rd June 2019 at Old Owens Sports Ground.

 

Old Owens C.C. ‘Family Fun Day’ Monday 26th August 2019

Old Owens C.C. are having  a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Monday 28th August 2019 at Old Owen’s Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, Northaw, EN6 4NF, starting at 11 am (This is the rescheduled event that was cancelled on the 28th July due to the weather).

The event will start at 11 am with a junior match to be followed by an adults game to commemorate past players who are no longer with us.

Other events will include Softball, Fun activities for all the Family and a BBQ plus the Bar in the pavilion will be open for drinks.

Entry on the day is FREE  and everyone is welcome.

 

Old Owens C.C. ‘Family Fun Day’ Sunday 28th July 2019 – Cancelled

*** The  event was cancelled due to the weather and has been rescheduled for either Sunday 25th August 2019 or Monday 26th August 2019  (TBA) *** 

Old Owens C.C. are having  a ‘Family Fun Day’ on Sunday 28th August 2019 at Old Owen’s Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Potters Bar, Northaw, EN6 4NF starting at 11 am. 

Old Owens C.C. Family Fun Day

Please  see the Flyer on the left for all anticipated activities on the day!

Everyone is welcome!

Old Owens Zoo Club – June 2019 Draw

OLD OWENS ZOO CLUB

(JUNE 2019 DRAW)  
Prize Draw

Drawn on the 24th June 2019
 
        1st Prize £75 - Mr A. Droy

                           2nd Prize £50 - Mr W.Sutter

                                               3rd Prize £25 - Mr B.Clifton
 

Mens Toilet Refurbishment 2019

The Mens Toilet refurbishment in the Old Owens Clubhouse has now been completed (see pictures below).
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Thanks to Cosmur Ltd for completing the works quickly, to a good standard and without too much inconvenience during the process.     

Old Owens F.C. Ground Award 2019

Old Owens F.C. have received recognition for our grounds/pitches in the FA Grassroots Awards 2019 and have won the ‘Grounds Team of the Year‘ award (see email from the Amateur Football Alliance below):

OOFC 1st Team pitch 3

Email from AFA  24th May 2019

Old Owens were nominated for an FA Grassroots County Award 2019, sponsored by McDonald’s, and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on winning in the following category – Grounds Team of the Year.

The awards say ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who keep Amateur FA football going week in week out throughout our region and their contribution to grassroots football.

The Amateur FA will be holding an awards ceremony in late August/early September, to which you and members of your Club are invited to receive your award. The exact date will be communicated shortly.

Samantha Brown (Football Development Officer)
Amateur Football Alliance

 

OSA Race Night – Saturday 30th March 2019

OSA RACE NIGHT – Saturday 30th March 2019

Preparations for the upcoming Race Night are in full swing and it promises to be a blast! You need to book as soon as possible!

The OSA relies on the support of all parents and friends of the School to raise much needed funds for all of our children. Please do what you can to support this event.

 The fun-filled evening will take place in the main hall and the bar will be set up in the dining room (i.e. same set-up as the Quizzes).

 Tables can be booked for any size groups.

 8 pre-recorded races will be shown on a big screen throughout the evening. ‘Bets’ are placed prior to each race. The result of each race is not known until the race is broadcast on the night. The 1st Race will be run at 7.30pm and we aim to be finished by 10.30pm.

 Each race is sponsored by a parent or friend of the School or a local company *

 Attendees and non-attendees are encouraged to ‘buy’ and name a horse (for £5**) to support the event. All horse owners names will be displayed on the race card which will be given to all attendees. Winning horse owners win a prize.

 A Fish and Chips supper will be provided ***

 Please go to www.buytickets.at/theosa to book your tickets and buy your horses!

 Thank you for your support and good luck!

*There are still some races that have not yet been sponsored, so if you are able to sponsor a race then please contact events@theosa.gov.uk.

You will be welcome to promote your company or simply sponsor a race yourself. Race sponsors’ details will appear on all race cards and will be announced prior to each race. All that we ask is that you provide a prize for the owner of the horse that wins your race.

** Non-attendees are asked to donate £10 if they wish to buy a horse.
*** If you have specific dietary requirements, please make this clear on your booking form.

Venue for the Event is Dame Alice Owen’s School, Dugdale Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2UD (Main Hall) 

 

Old Owens CC logo

Edward “Ted” Cook Deceased

EJCookIt is with deep regret and sadness we announce the death of  Old Owenian (1953-60) and Old Owens Cricket Club stalwart Edward James “Ted” Cook.

Ted passed away on Monday 25th December 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Those who knew him will not be surprised to learn that he never let it get him down, and fought tooth and nail to retain his faculties and dignity until the very end. Those in the care home where he died remember him as a kind, generous and funny man, who rarely complained. Doubtless countless others will agree.

Ted left Owen’s in 1960, joining the North Thames Gas Board, and worked all his life in gas engineering, finally retiring in 2007. After leaving school, Ted was for many years involved with the Old Owen’s 2nd XI cricket team, and was team secretary for a prolonged spell (always of course ensuring the team bag was up to scratch). He was primarily an off-spin bowler, though general consensus was that this was not the case. Wicketkeeper Dennis Elston for one, suggested he had “never turned a ball”. Add to this an unparalleled prowess as a no. 10 or 11 batsman (6 and out being the usual story) and Sam Kershen regularly instructing him to “stop dancing about at the wicket”, you have all the ingredients for a long-serving stalwart of the team. His wife Sue spent some years as scorer and often organised the teas. Post-match, Ted frequently joined other members of the team in a game or two of poker and of course, the obligatory beverages.

During Ted’s time, regular players included Sam Kershen, Roger McHugh, Ian Dowty, Ken Rowswell, Roy Vandermeer, Bo Shepherd and Keith Freeman.

He leaves his wife Sue, son George, daughter-in-law Felicity and grandchildren Tobias and Elizabeth.

A memorial service will be held at Worcester Crematorium at 12.15pm on Friday 18th January. Please raise a glass for Ted on that date, preferably of whisky, though he wouldn’t be too picky!

Donations, if desired, can be made by cheque and sent to E.J. Gumery and Son, 68-70 Ombersley Rd, Worcester, WR3 7EU, or can be made directly to: Thames Valley Air Ambulance or the Salvation Army.

Old Owens Association and Old Owens Cricket Club sends sincere condolences to all the family for their sad loss. 

OOASC Full Committee Meeting Dates 2019

Dear Committee Members,

Please find below the list of dates for the OOASC Full Committee meetings for 2019, to be held in the Les Williamson Room at Old Owen’s Sports Ground, Coopers Lane.

Monday 11th February 2019 (7.30 pm)

Monday 1st April 2019 (7.30 pm) 

Monday 13th May 2019 (7.30 pm) – AGM 

Monday 10th June 2019 (7.30 pm) 

Monday 5th August 2019 (7.30 pm)

Monday 7th October 2019 (7.30 pm)

Monday 2nd December 2019 (7.30 pm) 

 

 

Old Owens Christmas Opening Times 2018

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES AT OLD OWENS SPORTS GROUND

DATE

TIME

Monday 24th December 2018 (CHRISTMAS EVE)

12 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday 25th December 2018 (CHRISTMAS DAY)

12 pm – 2 pm

Wednesday 26th December 2018 (BOXING DAY)

CLOSED

Thursday 27th December 2018

2 pm – 11 pm

Friday 28th December 2018

NORMAL HOURS

Saturday 29th December 2018

NORMAL HOURS

Sunday 30th December 2018

NORMAL HOURS

Monday 31st December 2018 (NEW YEARS EVE)

2 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday 1st January 2019 (NEW YEARS DAY)

CLOSED

Normal opening hours resume from Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

John & Lynn Clark