Good Luck, Charlbury CC Women’s Team
On behalf of MCC, I send my best wishes to Charlbury Cricket Club women’s team for their tour to Sri Lanka.
An overseas tour presents fresh and exciting opportunities for any cricketer. The challenge of coming to grips with unfamiliar conditions is tempered by the camaraderie that is forged amongst teammates sharing the highs and lows that the game of cricket brings. Firm friendships will be built and your team will be all the stronger for the experience upon their return.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country. I have been lucky enough to visit the island on a number of occasions and each time I have been overwhelmed by the warmth and friendliness of the Sri Lankan people.
Over a decade ago, the island was hit by the devastating 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. The cricketing world banded together to provide aid to the country and MCC was at the forefront of the effort, providing funds for an all-encompassing community programme provided by the Foundation of Goodness at Seenigama, near Galle. I was delighted to learn that Charlbury Women will be volunteering with the Foundation during the tour and I have no doubt that you will be inspired by the people whom you will be working alongside.
An overseas tour is also the sign of a thriving club and I hope that the Women & Girls’ section at Charlbury C.C. goes from strength to strength.
R.D.V. Knight, OBE