Welcome to the Seaxe Club

ABOUT SEAXE
Formed in 1968, the Seaxe Club supports Middlesex Cricket at all levels (see Support for Middlesex CCC).  The Seaxe Club raises money and awareness of cricket through membership subscriptions, a lottery scheme, a Box at Middlesex 1st team County Championship matches and a programme of social events for members.

 

 

Congratulations to Ross Richardson,  Max Harris, Henry Howell and Luke Hollman (all from North Middlesex) who have been selected for the 18 strong under 21  England squad for the initial indoor World Cup in the UAE in September.

 

AGM ACCESS ISSUES

For those of you that attended the AGM and experienced problems trying to access the ground from the North Gate, Mike O'Farrell has been in contact with Colin Morgan Interim Head of Security regarding this issue.  This is an extract from a letter in response.

 

"As I understand it, some of your members, including two lady members, attempted to enter the Ground via the North Gate, having come from St. John's Wood station, but were advised by the gate staff on duty that they must use the Grace Gate. The gateman mentioned, however, that there was an exemption for MCC Members. I can assure you there is no exemption for anyone and I am very sorry that you members were told this. As I explained when we spoke, the ground has a great deal of construction work currently taking place, especially around the Food Village. As a result, the walking route from the North Gate to the Grace Gate end of the ground is considered un-safe and all members and visitors who wish to visit the Pavilion, Thomas Lord Suite or anywhere else at the Grace Gate end are being directed to use the walking route around the ground to the Grace Gate and then enter via that Gate. Once the area near the Food Village is resolved, normal service will be resumed and both MCC and MCCC members will be able to use the internal walking route.

As I am sure you are aware, we take great pride in providing excellent customer service here at the MCC and it is disappointing that your members were given the wrong information (albeit, you did tell me that the member of staff was polite and courteous). As a result of what happened, I shall be issuing updated guidance to Gate Staff on this issue and will personally ensure consistent messages are communicated to visitors, including MCCC and Seaxe members."

 

 

Member Request

We have had the following request.

 

Does any member have film of the final Championship Match? My husband (Seaxe member) was not at Lords due to illness at the time.  If anyone can help please email Barbara on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thank you.

 

SEAXE NEWS

 

It has been decided that those who would like Seaxe News and other club material to arrive via e-mail can now do so. Just contact Les Rowland on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This will not only save on printing costs, but more importantly, postage. Of course, most members will still get a printed copy in the normal way except if there are two Seaxe members at the same address, they will be asked to share one copy.

 

 

 


 

 


 

Congratulations to our latest lottery winners

PLease ensure you renew for lottery subscriptions to be in with a chance of winning.  The latest draw took place at the AGM.

Bruce Cameron £80
Alvan Seth-Smith £60
William Mulhall £50
Mark Parker £40

 

 

The Lottery is the bedrock of our funding and helps us support cricket at all levels in the County. For more details and to join click here

 

SEAXE ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING

 

The Seaxe young award winners, their families and friends, plus the Middlesex first eleven squad, coaching staff and Seaxe members attended the annual awards evening in the Father Time bar  at Lord’s after play on the opening day of the  county championship match against Essex on April 21st.,writes Alan Ashton.

As well as the various trophies for the young winners, which included two ladies for the first time, as outlined in the last issue of Seaxe News,  the player of the year, voted for by Seaxe members, Toby Roland-Jones, received his trophy  as did the second eleven player of the year, Ryan Higgins. Various bottles of champagne were presented to first eleven players for individual performances throughout last season; Roland-Jones received three – all for the one match against Yorkshire.  He received one bottle for his first innings 6-54, one for ten wickets in the match (4-73 in the second innings) and one for his hat-trick. Sam Robson received two bottles for his historic performances v Warwickshire the previous April. He made his highest first class score – 231 and then a century in the second innings. This gave him a Middlesex record total of runs in a match, 337 and he became the first Middlesex batsman to score a double century and a single century in one match. Nick Gubbins also received two bottles – maiden century against Somerset and then his first double class century against Lancashire. Steve Eskinazi received one bottle for his maiden century also against Lancashire in June.

Unfortunately Geoff Norris, recovering from an operation, was unable to attend to present his award to Thilan Walallawita, as most promising newcomer. Thilan played a leading role as a spin bowler for the Middlesex second eleven and for the under 19s, took 18 wickets at an average of 9.56.  For the second team, his best performance came in a one day game against Gloucestershire, 4-45 in his ten overs.

The Middlesex chairman, Mike O’Farrell, who is also the Seaxe chairman, hosting the proceedings, stressed the fact that Seaxe was not just a supporters club for the county side, but was aimed at helping all cricketers. Including disabled etc., throughout Middlesex. It was hoped that the promising young players of today would be Middlesex and even Test stars in the future.  He pointed out that Toby Roland-Jones had indeed won a batting trophy from Seaxe when he was ten years old!