Our focal point at Lord’s is the SEAXE BOX

Welcome to the 2017 Season at Lord’s

 

We are pleased to advise the Seaxe Box will be open, for the start of the new season, in Boxes G & H in the Tavern Stand for the following matches:

 

Thursday 27th April                             Royal London 1 Day Cup       Middlesex v Sussex

Sunday 30th April                                Royal London 1 Day Cup       Middlesex v Gloucestershire

Friday 19th – Monday 22nd May         County Championship            Middlesex v Surrey

 

Brian and his helpers will be very happy to see you for a cup of tea and a slice of cake at the tea break during each day. There is no cheaper place in Lord’s to get these and there has not been a price increase! You  are, of course, welcome in the box any time during the day.

 

There will not be a Seaxe Box on Wednesday 17th May for the Royal London 1 Day Cup match v Somerset

 

You will be advised of box availability for other matches as the season proceeds.

 

The Seaxe box (Tavern Stand Box G)box1 is usually available for Middlesex Home matches during the season.  It is a recommended port of call for those wishing to join the Seaxe Club, renew their membership, enter the lottery and buy memorabilia.  Play can be watched from inside or on the balcony and benefit from the creature comforts and shelter from the weather.  We hope you will join us during the season. 

 

For the 2017 season we have been given access to the Box for County Championship matches.  Availabilty for 50 over matches will depend on whether Middlesex CCC have sold the Box or not.  Signs will be displayed by the shop each day. There is no availability for T20 matches.


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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!