In the heady days way before the Hundred and T20 Blast, the Social League was born.
Way back in 1997, when Shane Warne was all the rage, a way was found of combining pyjama cricket and beer, two of our favourite things. Now its in its 24th year, and under the curation of Richard Luff, its grown old enough to drive a lorry over 7.5 tonnes with a trailer, and has not lost any of its charm, becoming something quite precious string to CCC's bow.
So what's the hook? 20 overs of semi-competitive cricket playing at your local ground and maybe seeing a man wearing a ballerina's outfit as a forfeit, if you fancy joining with 11 of your colleagues or mates, we take admissions by early Spring. The only prerequisite is that you come down the club after, putting the "Social" into Social League.
So why not come down for the show, there's simply nothing better than sampling a pint and a burger on a balmy Thursday night.
For the first time in its history the Social League is on a slight hiatus for the 2020 season, with some teams playing friendlies in place of the usual league. Here's how the 2019 season ended up:
1997 - 2009 & 2013 -
2003, 2008, 2018
1998-2000 & 2002-2010
Football Club (CCFC)
2000-2001 & 2004-
2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
Royal Bank of Scotland
Thames Valley HC
Angas All Stars
Woking Warriors/Pint Pals