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The Club AGM, Dinner and Award Presentation
Friday 27th October 2017 a
t the Exeter Golf and Country Club


With the 2017 season now behind us, it is time to look back on the highs and lows of the season with our customary Annual Dinner and the eagerly anticipated Presentation of awards.

But before we can relax and enjoy our meal, the AGM's business has to be completed. This will take place in the Bridge Room at 6.30pm where we will receive the Officers' reports including the accounts, and elect our Club Officers and Committee members for a further year.

Members and guests will then assemble in the Main Bar at 7:30pm for our Dinner at 8:00pm in the Topsham Room. The Awards for the season will be presented at the Dinner.

The cost of the three-course Dinner is £27.50 per head including coffee and mints. For those only wishing for two courses, the cost is £24 per head, again with coffee and mints. Menu choices have to be made by Wednesday 11th October 2017.

If you wish to attend please email Wendy Hardy for further details and with your menu choices.

Smoked haddock fish cake, wild rocket, sauce gribiche
Game terrine with fig and grape chutney and walnut toast
Capricorn goats cheese salad, beetroot carpaccio, candied walnuts, beetroot syrup.
Loin of venison, parsnip puree, braised red cabbage, dauphinoise potatoes, blackberry jus
Fillet of sea bream, crushed herb potatoes, leeks, baby turnips, chervil and mussel cream
Mushroom wellington, charred baby vegetables, spinach sabayon
Pear crumble with stem ginger ice cream
Chocolate delice, stewed cherries, Chantilly cream
Selection of cheese, fruit chutney, grapes, biscuits.

On occasions we are unable to present a trophy at the Dinner and this was the case with the The Mini Dumplings CC Outstanding Junior Cricketer of the Year Trophy last year and this was finally presented in August to Paddy Rowe at his one and only match for us this season.


February 2017 - Greetings Fellow Dumplings

A new year has arrived and a new and challenging role for me as President. It is an honour to find myself as head of such an old and distinguished club. I will make every endeavour to live up to its expectations. I rejoice in the support of an experienced, efficient and enthusiastic Committee.

So now the approaching season is closer than the last one, the days grow perceptibly longer and it is time to ferret around in the attic to resurrect all that kit so neatly packed away last September. Nets are in the diary and friendly games arranged, despite April's sweet showers.

The fixture list holds the promise of old pleasures but also some new ones. Jeff is endlessly searching for new opponents, though touring sides are becoming ever rarer. He currently has three new definites (Shebbear; Southampton Medics and Exeats) and two maybes.

The Doc has again lined up a challenging mid-week tour of Oxford and he will be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in taking part – or 07928 294 293.

The fixtures will be available on the website as soon as they are confirmed. Please make the effort to contact the match managers with your availability. Their role is vital but also onerous and is eased by having as many players as possible to choose from.

The Club remains strong – 170 members – and we have a good network that is constantly on the lookout for new players. The abundance of overseas players in Devon is a strong pool to draw from and adds an international flavour and sparkle to games. At the same time we need to constantly draw in new younger members to maintain the club's vitality and future.

The ethos of the Club has always been to play to a high standard but in an atmosphere of honest sportsmanship. Not playing within leagues and divisions allows us to avoid the problems that they can generate. We are free to play cricket in an open generous way, full of the exuberance that this wonderful game offers.

In these dark and uncertain times, I hope that sunlit afternoons, in good company and amidst beautiful settings, will offer us at least some brief respite from a tumultuous and disjointed world.

Paul Berman
Devon Dumplings CC


Annual Dinner and Awards Evening - 2016

Devon Dumplings Dinner 2016Members and guests, with our President Bernie Wilson standing in the centre, at our annual dinner held on 28th October 2016 at the Exeter Golf and Country Club.

After our Dinner Bernie Wilson presented the following Club awards:

Batting Award to Corey Sinclair who scored a total of 687 runs in the season averaging 57.25.

Bowling Trophy to Kenton Vos who took 14 wickets including excellent match figures of 8 wickets for 70 runs.

Wicket-Keeping Trophy to Divan Marais who had 10 victims in the season behind the stumps.

The Mini Dumplings CC Outstanding Junior Cricketer of the Year Trophy to Patrick Rowe, a young Australian who finished with an average of 113 having scored two centuries.

Silver Dumpling to David Salter in recognition of his Treasurer-ship over a number of years and his willingness to umpire.

Unfortunately none of the award recipients could be present on the night, but fellow dumplings;
Richard Pyle(batsman); Christian Cabburn (bowler) and Peter Jolliffe(ex-wicket-keeper), accepted the trophies on their behalf.

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Devon DumplingsAfter two years in the roll of President, Bernie Wilson presented the President's Silver Salver to his chosen successor Paul Berman.

Bernie Wilson's last task as the outgoing President was to present the Silver Dumpling to David Salter which he did at a lunch the following week.



Fellow luncheon guests also took the opportunity to mark long-standing Dumpling and fixture secretary Jeff Stanyer's 80th birthday at the following weekend.





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