Saturday 29 March 2014


Following construction of new water and waste facilities for the restored Pavilion, a volunteer Taskforce from Caribbean Mix CC (CMCC) and London West Indies CC (LWIMCC) will help rebuild raised beds for food growing at Grow Mayow under supervision of Erika Sager and Iris Borgers.

For those of you who have been following the major construction works on the sewer and disruption to the site at the front of Grow Mayow, you will know that its volunteers have a huge task to reconstruct the site and return it to its former glory. Plans are already in hand to rebuild the front area of Grow Mayow. The Mayow cricket taskforce will do their bit to help on Sat 12th April as part of their on-going commitment to help the park and the community.

This exciting support from our home cricketers has come about through a generous reciprocal arrangement in which Tim Lund ( will commit 12 hours computer programming time to construct a new website for Caribbean Mix CC.

Cricket fixtures 2014 in Mayow Park

Here is a list of fixtures, including Cricket Week which will take place 31st August to 5th September 2014, the last week of the school holidays.

Fixtures:  ‘CRICKET AT MAYOW’ 2014
1)         KRCL Home Fixtures in the following competitions – see heavy type below:
Kent Cricket League, Caribbean CUP Competition,
 2)         Friendly Home fixtures:
HERTS, SUSSEX Senior County XI’s
COMMUNITY XI’s from cricketing nations:
India, Pakistan, Asian, British Tamil Society, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, South Africa
APRIL Sat 26      CM - F            Bow Green                              
        Sun 27     CM - F            Oakfield Warriors-INDIA              
       Wed 30     LWIM-F          Sussex50/60/70+                    
MAY  Tues 13 CM – F           HERTS Seniors: to be played at Streatham Marlborough
Sat 17  CM                 OD CUACO              
          Sat 24    CM                 BOCA Sports                               
         Sun 25    LWIM            SIMBA Caribbean CUP                               
JUNE Sat 7    CM                 HSBC
         Sun 15    LWIM            STARLIGHT – Caribbean CUP                                                
         Sun 22    CM - F            Clapham Nomads                                      
        Sat 28      CM                 STREATHAM MARLBOROUGH
JULY Tues 1   LWI - F           SESCL Asia - tbc                                                       
         Sat 12     CM                 DULWICH                            
         Sun 27    LWIM             Pakistan XI                             
AUG Sat 2      CM                 ORPINGTON                                               
         Sun 3      CM - F            India XI - Dartford                                         
         Sun 10    CM - F            Billericay                                 
         Fri 15      LWI - F           NOMADS-Tony Leslie Mem.             
         Sat 16     CM                 HAYES                                  
         Sat 23     CM                 BLUE STAR                                                 
         Sat 30     CM                 STREATHAM MARLBOROUGH


AUGUST     Sun 31     CM - F            Caribbean Ladies XI               
SEPT Mon 1   LWIM             TBA                            
          Tues 2    CM - F            MAYOW CUP MAYOR'S ‘Invitation’ XI's from:
                                                Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley & Greenwich
                                                Residents Open Day
         Thur 4     CM - F            Selsdon                                   
         Fri  5       CM - F            330 Academy 'Irratics' 

          Sat  6      CM - F            BLACKHEATH SELECT           

         Sun  7     LWI - F           East Essex Stallions     
         Sun 21    CM - F            Hawks
         Sat 27     LWI - F           SRI LANKA XI-KREEDA           
         Sun 28    CM - F            Morden           

Cricket activities in Mayow Park.

FOMP received an email with  the following information from one of the members of our home Cricket Clubs:

CRICKET TASKFORCE - Sat 29th March and Sat 5th April
A Taskforce of volunteer Players from Caribbean Mix CC (CMCC), London West Indies Mix CC (LWIMCC) and Streatham Marlborough CC (SMCC) started work  on Saturday 29th March 2014 to maintain and improve the area of the cricket square and immediate surrounding grass land. Today they were clearing up winter debris and spreading fertiliser. Other tasks will include re-seeding the outfield area in readiness for the new season and trimming some low overhanging branches of nearby trees. The season will start on Sat 26th April CMCC vs BOW GREEN 1.30pm Start.
This volunteer taskforce activity around the cricket square is under the supervision of Paul Harper and Luke, from Glendale Services. This morning Luke was training them He is pleased that the cricket clubs are taking an active role in maintaining the space.
Both Clubs play Kent Regional Cricket League (KRCL)  - METRO 1 Division, as part of the ‘Regeneration of Cricket’ by Lewisham Council in Mayow Park, under direction from Martin Hyde of Lewisham Greenscene.

The Friends of Mayow Park (FOMP) have been kept informed relating to cricket facilities. The cricketers  have a proposal, agreed with Greenscene, for a storage container behind the newly restored Pavilion, housing two heavy rollers which will enable weekly rolling and necessary maintenance of the cricket square.
England Cricket Board (ECB) has made an investment of £50,000 relaying the cricket Square for the development of cricket in Lewisham, with a further investment at Hilly Fields.

Photos from workday on Thurs 27 Feb 2014

These photos should have been posted weeks ago but I forgot . . . .

Darren & Chris cut back ivy on the blackthorn

Volunteer & Park keeper pull out weeds

Workmen repair path after heavy vehicles used in major sewer works made the paths unsafe.