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 Christmas Raffle 2010 
The belated Christmas Raffle was held on Saturday 15th January in the Queen's Head and raised £182 for the club. Thank you to everyone who supported the event by either coming along, buying and selling tickets or providing prizes.
The main prize winners were -       
1st Prize - A Christmas Hamper -    Michelle Baker
2nd Prize - A Selection of Wines -    Ken Tytherleigh
3rd Prize - A Selection of Sweets, Chocolate & Wine -    Eric Hollingsworth 
George McEwan was presented with his award as 1st XI Manager's Player of the Year for 2009-10 and Jon Fitton received a shield to mark 200 appearances for the club.
Martin Tytherleigh with the 2nd Prize a selection of wines won by Ken Tytherleigh. 
Michelle Baker 1st Prize. Winner of a Hamper. 
George McEwan receives his 1st XI Managers Player of the Year award for 2009-10 from Bob Baker.
Jon Fitton receives a shield to mark 200 appearances for the club from Bob Baker.


Second Icklesham Winter Golf Tournament - 28th December 2010
The bad weather relented sufficiently for the second Icklesham Winter Golf tournament to take place on December 28th. The venue was Eastbourne Golfing Park (a late change from Horam Park because of the conditions) and 11 hardy souls turned up. The 11 were split into three teams for the Texas Scramble format.
The Wayne Bumstead/David Mayne/Keith Swallow power trio started proceedings with Wayne spanking a lovely drive close to the green. By contrast Steve Beale hit the opening drive for the foursome including George Potter, Ollie Beaumont and Bob Baker. He nearly troubled the passing traffic so bad was his slice. The final group was a foursome involving Richard Forrest, Mick Beaumont, Tim Linch and Tony Forster. They started like a house on fire with two birdies in the first three holes. Unfortunately for them they couldn’t sustain it and ended the nine holes on even par. The power trio also ended on even par – a last hole bogie pegging them back. The Steve Beale group were consistent throughout and ended one under par.
And so to the results:
3rd place Richard Forrest, Mick Beaumont, Tim Linch and Tony Forster. 33 – handicap of 5 = 28
2nd place George Potter, Ollie Beaumont, Bob Baker and Steve Beale 32 – handicap of 6 = 26
1st place Wayne Bumstead/David Mayne/Keith Swallow 33 – handicap of 8 = 25
Nearest pin on the 9th hole – Wayne Bumstead 
Wayne Bumstead - Nearest the Pin Winner on the 9th hole, and Group Picture - ICFC Christmas Golf Event - Eastbourne Golfing Park 28-12-2010
Winning Team - Wayne Bumstead Keith Swallow  David Mayne
Jon Fuller Memorial Match (Sept 2010)
This year's match in memory of Jon Fuller somehow resulted in a 6-5 victory for Viking (well it was getting a bit boring!). The Icklesham goalscorers were Steve Baker 2, Phil Badrock 2 and Sean Baker. The game raised the tremendous sum of £287.38 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thanks to everyone who took part and to Stuart and Martin for again organising the day.
A letter of thanks from the MNDA is shown below.


Icklesham Casuals 3rd Golf Open – 22nd July 2010
at Littlestone Warren Golf Club 
It was a slightly smaller field that assembled at Liittlestone for the third ICFC open. Work and holidays took away the Tiltmans, Mark Stace, Tim Linch, Dan Marsh and Steve Beale.
Jack Brown who hadn’t swung a club in 20 odd years came into the field though he took a long time to get to Littlestone deciding to go via Dymchurch, Hythe and most of southern Kent.
An innovation this year – thanks to Wayne Bumstead – was the Golden Ball competition which ensured there was a team feel for each group that went out. The basic rules are that different members of the group have to play with the team’s yellow ball on each hole. The score in points for that individual on that hole count and the total points over 18 holes is the team score. When and if the yellow ball gets lost that ends the scoring for that team (see later!)
Wayne opened proceedings by hooking his drive onto the driving range. He was accompanied by Richard Forrest and Ollie Beaumont (though both kept their drives on the fairway)
George Potter, Jack Brown, David Mayne and Bob Baker then went off next with varying degrees of success.
Mick Beaumont, Chris Baker and Keith Swallow brought up the rear.
The course was hard and fast and if you stayed out of the rough then you were ok. A big “if” for some……
The opening group of three finished about an hour before the sluggish group of four. Wayne and Richard were “well oiled” by the time others came in – though fortunately Ollie Beaumont stayed off the sauce.
The Golden Ball results were telling – Wayne, Richard and Ollie scored 31 points and the group of four scored a disappointing five having lost their ball on the fourth hole – a short par 3!. The winners of the team competition were Mick, Chris and Keith who kept their ball on the fairway (generally!) and ended up with 37 points.
And so to the exciting individual results……
George Potter won with 41 points and also the longest drive prize
Last year’s Wooden Spoon winner Richard Forrest was second with 40 points and won the nearest the pin prize on the 16th
Keith Swallow was third on 39 points and won both the shortest drive and the prize for best points score on holes 10-13
Bob Baker and Ollie Beaumont were fourth equal on 37 points
Mick Beaumont was sixth with 33 points and won the nearest the pin prize on the 4th
Chris Baker was seventh with 32 points
David Mayne and Wayne Bumstead were eighth equal with 30 points
Jack Brown won the Wooden Spoon with 11 points and the opportunity was also taken to award him a silver salver from the club for his services to football as an Icklesham stalwart (over 600 games) and as a referee for many years.
Thanks to all who attended and particularly to David Mayne for his work in arranging the prizes.
Christmas golf on December 28th at Horam Park and next July we’re looking at Hempstead Forest (Cranbrook) or Poultwood (Tonbridge) for the fourth Icklesham Casuals Open.
Bob Baker tees-off on the first hole        George Potter tees-off on the 1st hole    Jack Brown tees-off on the 1st hole. 
The 1st group Richard Forrest, Ollie Beaumont & Wayne Bumstead  
The second group - David Mayne Bob Baker George Potter  Jack Brown
The third group - Mike Beaumont, Keith Swallow & Chris Baker        
George Potter - Tournament Winner.     Richard Forrest - Tournament Runner-up
'Golden Ball' Competition winners - Chris Baker, Mike Beaumont & Keith Swallow
Keith Swallow - 3rd Place in the Tournament
Mike Beaumont - nearest the pin on the 4th hole.  
Jack Brown - 'Wooden Spoon' winner and with award from the club for his services to football


Icklesham Casuals F.C. v Icklesham Cricket Club
Sunday 30th May 2010
The sun shone down on the annual cricket match against Icklesham Cricket Club on Sunday 30th May and both players and supporters alike had a really enjoyable afternoon.
The football club, having suffered heavy defeats in the previous two games, were strengthened by the inclusion of Tim Hambridge and Alfie Weller as well as Nigel Sellman's cricketing colleague from Udimore, Dale who became an 'Honorary Casual' for the afternoon.
The cricket club went into bat first but were soon in trouble at 7-3 with Dale taking all three wickets, one to a great catch in the deep by Nick Soan. Kevin Earl then led the recovery before falling to a catch taken by wicketkeeper Bill Beaumont at the third attempt off the bowling of Tim Hambridge. With further contributions from Dean Earl and Sean Baker the cricket club ended on a total of 153 all out. Sean was last man out, caught behind off Alfie Weller, having allowed father Stuart to face just one ball at the other end!
Dale finished with five wickets and Tim Hambridge, George Potter, Jason Soan, Nigel Sellman and Alfie Weller took one wicket each. This puts George one ahead of Bob Baker in the ICFC wicket-taking records. Bill Beaumont took three good catches behind the stumps.
The Casuals went into bat shortly before tea and by teatime were already three wickets down, having lost David Mayne, Steve Tytherleigh and George Potter - all falling in one over from Aaron Leech.
Tea, kindly supplied by the cricket club and organised by Mags Baker, was lovely and proved to be the boost needed by the Casuals as they continued their innings. After losing two more early wickets after tea, Alfie Weller joined Tim Hambridge in a seventy-odd run partnership to take the score up to the 100 mark. Tim fell for 31 but supported by Bill Beaumont, Alfie continued the run chase.
When Alfie fell, Jason Soan helped Bill to add further runs, but when Jason was eighth batsman out, over 30 runs were still required to win. Dale came to the wicket and with Bill they gradually reduced the target, well assisted by a few timely and well-placed edges. Dale won the game in syle with a six over long on.
The winning side was Nigel Sellman (captain), Bob Baker, Bill Beaumont, Dale, Tim Hambridge, Alfie Weller, George Potter, Steve Tytherleigh, Nick Soan, Jason Soan and David Mayne.
A big thank you to the cricket club for such an enjoyable afternoon and to Nigel for skippering the side so well. 
A few 'Awards' from the game -
The Persil' Award for the Whitest Trousers - George Potter
The Vanish Stain Remover Award for Greenest Trousers - Nigel Sellman (Bob borrowed his clean pair)
The Simon Cowell for Highest Trousers - David Mayne
The Angling Times Award for Catch of the Day - Nick Soan
The Billy Smart Circus Award for Best Juggling - Bill Beaumont
The Prince Harry Award for Inappropriate Dress - won jointly by Bill Beaumont and Steve Tytherleigh
The Cristiano Ronaldo Awrd for Best Dive in the Outfield - Bob Baker
Alfie Weller bowling to Sean Baker                   Bill Beaumont pulls Stuart Baker to the boundary
George Potter, Nick Soan and David Mayne            Oops Bob Baker misses a straight one
The football club players leave the field at the end of the cricket club innings. 
                                                                          Steve Tytherleigh at the wicket.


The football club team                                            Tim Hambridge at the wicket






The Christmas Raffle, drawn in the Queen's Head on Saturday 19th December raised the sum of £174.

Thank you to all those who came along and to everyone who sold their tickets. 


Photos have now been added in Photo Gallery 2 


The weather forecast wasn’t good but 12 foolhardy ICFC members turned up at Horam Park Golf Club on 29th December 2009 for the Christmas Golf Event.


The format was a 9 hole Texas Scramble – a team event which involves 3-person teams playing three balls, but with each shot coming from the same spot (the best of the three drives is chosen and all three team members then hit from that spot, and so on).


The winning team was captained (in the loosest definition of the word) by Mick Beaumont and his team members were Gavin Moor and <personnamew:ston>Bob Baker. They went round in a par score of 35 for the 9 holes and - when the team handicaps had been deducted - won by 2 shots.


Tony Forster’s team (with Ollie Beaumont and Keith Swallow) were second. A considerable achievement considering Tony was hardly the positive role-model having moaned about the rain and the cold and the state of the greens and……. 


Steve Beales’s team (with Richard Forrest and young buck Lewis Tiltman) were third (fantastic team bonding, Steve!) and Dave Tiltman’s team (Wayne Bumstead and David Mayne) were fourth. The fact that they went out last and therefore played half their round in the heavy rain and could scarcely grip a club on the last two holes may have had something to do with it…..


Wayne Bumstead and Gavin Moor won prizes for nearest the pin on the 5th and 7th.respectively


Despite the weather an enjoyable and worthwhile event – at least I thought so!

Photos have now been added in Photo Gallery 2


Bob Baker


Jon Fuller Memorial Match

The annual match between Icklesham Casuals and Viking in memory of Jon Fuller took place on Sunday 13th September 2009. It was good to see many old friends again with this year's game marking the first appearances of both Hugh Sullivan and Keith Swallow. An enjoyable and competitive encounter saw an Icklesham victory for the third year in a row (do we now get to keep the trophy?) by 5 goals to 4 with a hat-trick from Bob Baker and two goals from Felix Sullivan. Bill Beaumont, appearing for Viking, was named man of the match.


Thanks go to Stuart Adams and Martin Tytherleigh for their hard work in organising the game and to all those who helped. The sum of £231.50 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.


Pictures of the day have been added to the website in "Photo Gallery 2 Misc 2009 - date" but if anyone has any photographs we would appreciate copies being sent to the club e-mail address so we can add them to the club records. Thank you.




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Hastings F.A. Veterans Cup

The Veterans have been drawn in a group with Peche Hill Select, The JC Tackleway and Westfield in this seasons Veterans Cup competition.  

Wednesday 26th August         Peche Hill Select (Away)   Lost 2 - 0

Wednesday 2nd September    The JC Tackleway (Home)   Won 7 - 0  

Wednesday 9th September    Westfield (Home)   Won 3 - 2

Wednesday 30th September - Semi Final v Little Common



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Wellshurst Golf and Country Club near Horam was the venue for the second Icklesham Golf Day.


After the normal whingeing about handicaps (completely ignored of course by the organiser) Dan Marsh the 2008 champion struck the first shot into the rough. Tim Linch took a massive divot with a swing faster than a Formula 1 car and then Dave Tiltman also put his shot into the rough. It was left to Ollie Beaumont to show the way for the first group with a drive down the middle. Three other groups followed with Wayne Bumstead, George Potter and Mark Stace making their debuts.


Lewis Tiltman – playing off a handicap of 8 – started badly and scored poorly on some of the early holes. His class quickly began to show however and his drive on the par 4 seventh – leading to a birdie 3 will long live in the memory. He will want to forget his drive on the 9th however which hit a tree and bounced back within five yards of the tee. He won the shortest drive prize!

Mark Stace was a steady scorer – despite having his nicotine supply cut off by a lost lighter on the 7th – and could have been the champion if he had scored points on the 18th


Steve Beale was also wonderfully consistent and only a couple of holes on the back nine where he failed to score prevented him getting into the top 3. On those couple of holes we were treated to more swear words than was healthy for a teacher and upstanding member of the community.


Chris Baker – last year’s wooden spoon winner – improved dramatically this year failing to score on only 3 holes and ending up with 31 points.


Keith Swallow - who had been quiely lobbying for an improvement in his handicap – did very nicely playing off the same as 2008 to finish 6th


David Mayne started so badly that nobody would have been surprised if he had walked off the course after 5 holes (2 points up to then!) but recovered to a very respectable 31points.


Mick Beaumont was also consistent and depending on what card was used had 37 or 38 points. After this had been sorted out he finished second pushing his son Olllie back to third place. Competitive Dad strikes again.


And so to the results:

Tim Linch was the champion with 38 stableford points and he also won the nearest the pin prize for the 18th hole.

Mick Beaumont was second with 38 points (count back involving the last 9 holes was used to separate the top three places)

Ollie Beaumont was third with 38 points

Mark Stace 36 points and he won the nearest the pin on the 9th

Steve Beale 35 points

Keith Swallow 34 points

David Mayne 31 points

Chris Baker 31 points

Dave Tiltman 31 points

Lewis Tiltman 31 points won a prize for holes 10-13 and the “hacker” prize for nearest the tee

George Potter 31 points

Wayne Bumstead 31 points

Bob Baker 29 points won the nearest the pin on the 3rd

Dan Marsh 28 points

Richard Forrest 27 points took the Wooden Spoon and nearest the pin on the 14th

A welcome meal closed a very successful day. Keep your diary clear for 22nd July 2010


The Hastings & District FA Veterans competition kicks off on Wednesday 27 August. We begin our defence of the Cup with a home tie against Tackleway. There are two groups of four teams, with the top two in each group going forward to the semi finals. The other teams in our group are Little Common (who we visit on 3 September) and Sidley United (10 September, away).
Cheers Keith.


v Tackleway - won 5 - 0

v Little Common - 0 - 0

v Sidley - Points awarded to Icklesham

Semi Final v Wadhurst - won 4 - 0

Final v Little Common - lost 6 - 2


The Veterans have reached the final of the Hastings F.A. Veterans Cup after a 4-0 win over Wadhurst United at Washwell Lane in the semi-final on Wednesday evening.

The victory over a good Wadhurst side was a lot harder than the scoreline suggests. We rode our luck in the first half with Wadhurst, kicking down the slope, creating several opportunites and went in at the interval with a 1-0 lead thanks to a Tony Forster penalty after a foul on Vernon Deller. In what was a terrific team performance, George McEwan added two more in the second half with Michael Beaumont getting the fourth in the closing minutes.

John Fuller Memorial game (September 2008)


An entertaining game last Sunday saw a 7-6 victory for Icklesham Casuals over Viking. Well done and thank you to all those who played or came along to support and helped raise the excellent sum of £243 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thank you also to everyone, especially Stuart, who helped to organise the event.

A note for your diaries – the game next year will be on Sunday 13th September 2009.

We would also like to send our best wishes to Steve Fuller for his recovery from his broken leg.


Further Photos can be found within the Miscellaneous Photos section.


It was a beautiful July day and 14 players, ex-players, sons of players, sons of ex-players (you get the idea) turned up at Weald of Kent Golf Course near Headcorn – each hoping to have a chance to take the trophy for the first Icklesham Casuals Open Golf Tournament.


Jo Beardsley and Mick “the Dog” Zysmil looked surprisingly confident considering they hadn’t swung a club for 5 and 15 years respectively. Chris Baker was a bag of nerves after hacking his way around other courses in the previous two weeks but managed to get it over the water at the difficult first hole. Tim Lynch and Dan Marsh – by far the most competitive individuals in the field – started well and unfortunately for the rest of us kept that standard up for the whole round. Steve Beale and Richard Forrest decided to have a buggy - a very wise choice given their advanced years. Oliver Beaumont didn’t even reach the water at the first (and so briefly held the shortest drive title) but received short shrift from his dad Mick who thought sympathy and advice weren’t the answer and announced that “it would be good for him”.


It was a long 18 holes and many people saw a lot of the course. Bob Baker waxed lyrical about Dave Tiltman’s putting stroke until it frankly verged on hero-worship. Bob was also weighed down with organisational duties and failed to capitalise on his immense potential to finish a disappointing 10th. Lewis Tiltman – despite moaning about his handicap before the start – was consistent throughout and ended with 35 points. Mick Beaumont – the natural sportsman – was also consistent and scored 29 points. David Mayne and Keith Swallow – dark horses before the tournament - remained dark horses during the tournament but finished creditably with 25 points in 7th equal place. The Beale/Forrest buggy helped Richard rather than Steve. Richard finishing on 26 points and 6th place while the pre-tournament favourite Steve limped in 11th with 22 points.

And so to the prize winners: 

Chris Baker took the Wooden Spoon and shortest drive titles. Oliver Beaumont won the nearest the pin on the 13th.   Tim Lynch was third with 33 points and won the prize for best last six holes. Lewis Tiltman was second with 35 points. Dan Marsh was the winner with 39 stableford points and he also won the nearest the pin prize for the 6th hole.

An extra award that wasn’t announced on the day….

Jo Beardsley was so rarely on the fairway that Weald of Kent have named the trees down the side of the 9th hole “Beardsleys’ wood” in his honour.  

A welcome curry closed a very successful day. Next year already being planned!

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