Oh What A Night!!! Quiz Night 2018

It truly was another great pre-season evening of fun and frivolity at the Kennet Valley Village Hall on Saturday the 7th April. Yes, another successful quiz night, well attended and eagerly fought.

The ten-round epic saw teams as far afield as Swindon, Highworth and Winterbourne Bassett battle it out with a dodgy-looking team of ringers from Avebury and an unlikely team led by a diminutive jockey and the valley's premier chicken farmer (Paul 'Bomber' Vickers, and Jon 'Cluck Cluck' Hancock).

Chairman Nigel Norman kicked off proceedings by announcing that a new Player Of The Year trophy will be inaugurated and aptly named after Kennet Valley CC founder-member and stalwart, the evergreen Huw Roberts.

Mr Norman, who is currently suffering from a pshychological disorder that makes him think he is a dwarf, deftly controlled the bar where he served exotic drinks such as fruit cider and perrier water (to name but two).

After nigh on two hours of fiercely fought competition where at one point everybody burst into song singing the theme tune to Disney's Frozen (during the Disney themes round), and frequent interruptions from the mobile pizza oven ladies delivering food to the contestants, the winners were announced.

But before I announce the team that were fortunate to share a bottle of moderately inexpensive champagne, I would like to point out that the team who came second were the only team who managed to get two rounds with a 10 out of 10!!!! That team consisted of Matt Floyd, Jamie Mackay, Harmy Jadgey, Aman Jagdey all ably assisted by the charm, brains, wit and boyish good looks of Pete Masterman (as I'm writing this particular blog, I have free reign to write what I please.)

But despite all those teams who came close, there was only one winner. and what. a very unlikely winning team they were!! Team Hancock/Vickers took the spoils with a huge degree of humility but with a palpable undercurrent of smugness. Nigel Norman took to the stage to proclaim them Champions for 2018, and handed the bottle of bubbly over to Jon Hancock, who was heard to say, as he put his hand on the bottle, "Don't you worry Nigel. We'll help you get over your dwarf affliction" (see photo above).

The night raised some much needed funds for the club, and we, as a team, would like to thank all those who attended, and we hope you had a convivial evening. Here's to next year's quiz night and a damned good cricket season for 2018.