On behalf of all at Hornchurch Cricket Club, may I sincerely thank all your team and supporters who were present at our match on the 1st September.
As you were well aware, it was a crucial game, which resulted in us winning and therefore the Premier League. Naturally we were delighted to have achieved our first Premier League title to go with the two cup competitions.
I have been involved in sport for many years and although matches can at times be played in a highly competitive manner, it is always refreshing to have a drink afterwards and show respect for the opposition.
Unfortunately that day I could not be there, as it was my Ruby Wedding Anniversary, but, I have received such high praise from our players and officials over the way Wanstead conducted themselves when we won.
It says a lot about your club and particularly the players on the day, of how graciously they all acted, especially as they were of course disappointed.
Your Captain went out of his way to congratulate all, buying drinks and socialising, as indeed the other members of your team did.
In such a memorable season for our club, we will always remember that day, made even more enjoyable by the Wanstead Players.
From all at Hornchurch, a big thank you, you are all a credit to the game we all love. You should all be extremely proud of your players.
Kindest regards to all,
Chairman of HCC