The Manager's Notes

General Manager's Notes

Thank you all so much for the generosity shown to our
staff through the Lai See fund. This is a wonderful show of support and was very much appreciated at the recent Annual Staff Party.

I am sure you are all aware of the progress of the Master Plan project. As we move towards completion, I am delighted to refer you to the update below. In conjunction with the completion, please note the reviewed opening hours for our established and new outlets.

At the time of writing, as we struggle through this oddly boreal climate, I am delighted to announce the first notion of summer in that, once again, the Club has secured the Lord’s Box for the first two days of the summer Test against India, 9th and 10th August. Whilst there has been a slight increase in the price this year, the tickets remain subsidised by the Club and will be offered on a first comefirst served basis. Please contact for details

I am also pleased to announce the preparation for the Annual Garden Party 2018 is well underway. This is the Club’s biggest family outdoor event with five hours of food, drink and entertainment, including games booths, cultural counters, D-I-Y stalls, and much more.

I will take this opportunity to congratulate our Premier Cricket Team, under the captaincy of Isaac Poole and the guidance of Head Coach, Craig Wright, for their recent success in winning the Premiership title for 2017-2018. Hopefully, more silverware will follow as we prepare to close out on another sporting season.

And finally, an update on our adopted dog, ‘Fielder’ - whilst she has recently been diagnosed as virtually blind in both eyes, she is otherwise recovering well and in a far better place this year than she was last!

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment to animals.” - Immanuel Kant

A child can learn a lot from a dog, loyalty, fidelity, perseverance, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.” - Robert Benchley

Celebratory Gift!

At the time of writing, the Master Plan Phase One works are in the final stages of completion - the interior fitting-out works.

As such, we are working towards all new facilities being available at the end of March 2018.

The new facilities, including the extension of the Willow Room (with VIP Room), 1/F Boundary Bar, 2/F Long Room and additional terrace area of the Chater Tavern will provide excellent new dining and entertainment opportunities as well as spectacular viewing over the cricket ground and beyond.

Following the annual pool maintenance programme, the new routing to the Swimming Pool Complex via Sportsman’s Bar will be opened, providing a safer and more efficient route between facilities. The current entrance via the driveway will be no longer in use.

As announced by the Chairman in his December 2017 letter, to celebrate the forthcoming completion and opening of the new facilities, the General Committee has approved a ‘Celebratory Gift’; a Food and Beverage ‘Cash coupon’ to the total value of HK$1,000.- for each Membership Account so that Members and their families can experience and enjoy our new facilities.

Offer will be valid from MARCH to DECEMBER 2018

  • Long Room Coupon - $500: Redeem on one occasion only when your F & B spend is over HK$500.-.
  • Boundary Bar Coupon - $200: Redeem on one occasion only when your F & B spend is over HK$200.-
  • Other F & B Outlets Coupon - $300: Redeem on one occasion only when your F & B spend is over HK$300.- in any one of the outlets including – Willow Room, Spinners, Sportsman’s Bar, Chater Tavern or Pool Café.

In order to be environmentally friendly, physical coupons will not be issued. Our Accounts Department will apply the above offers to your statement of account after your visits to the specified F & B Outlets.

You don’t need to do anything, just enjoy the new facilities!


Kieran Hale
General Manager