final curtain 5And so we faced the final curtain, naval gazing complete for the mo….

So there it is – no sugar coating, we came bottom of the pile and there is no steward’s enquiry. We are all in shock – 60% of our team is under the age of 25 so it’s not an age thing. We feel we all played with passion and integrity, we had team spirit, just ask Toddlers about having all her toilet paper stolen from her room on the last night – now which one of you did that cruel thing????

The pain of losing is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If we quit, however, it lasts forever.

Hampshire won and go to the County Finals to represent the South Region. We wish them and their awesome Captain Mags the very best of luck – bring home the trophy please.

So we packed our dream of going to County Finals into our suitcases and did battle with the Friday night M25. Next year County Week is in Sussex’s own back yard – the wonderful Worthing, it has to be seen to be believed!

And now for the Oscar part of the 2014 blog – a few thank you’s. Firstly, my Editor, Censor and Mentor Kay Grindell, there is no stop press with her I can tell you. She worked late nights and early mornings to publish the blog – we owe you!

CMW 2014 selfieI must thank the Sussex team and crew for giving me so much material. They are the best bunch of people and a magnificent team who love playing for Sussex. By the second day they could be heard saying ‘don’t tell PC’. Thanks guys for not being offended and just being yourselves – sometimes I worry about you….


Finally, the biggest thank you goes to you readers for taking time out to read this stuff – you really do need to get out more! I have heard people are reading it in bed in the mornings with their cuppa – that’s a vision I can do without; reading it at 5.30am (you must have kids) and also sharing it with their partners (weird or wot?)

So there it is, you can un-brace yourself, take your seat belt off – it’s been an emotional CMW 2014!  PC