Cricket Match Report

Post date: Jul 15, 2013 7:26:59 PM

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From an anonymous contributor!

A beautiful summers evening it was for the annual hunt cricket match at the Meynell Cricket Club, a quintessential English village ground.

Slowly an assortment of characters gathered together some of whom may at some time in the past have wielded the English willow but for most of them it was too many years ago to remember. No matter, the ladies had already got their deckchairs out and were tucking into their first glass of Pimms or, as a nod to Europe, a glass of Pinot Grigio Rosato.

Hutchinson Nicholas in full flight between the wickets before his first fall of the hunting season will be an abiding memory for everyone. It caused George Shaw to recall a runaway bull at Uttoxeter market in 1973 that slipped and was left floundering in similar fashion. Some "Princely" blows from a well known family, the spin and guile of an old Hingley and the more effective and athletic contribution of a younger one were all memories to savour but none of them as good as the memories of a splendid evening in great company. This one is a must for your diary next year. No hassle: great fun, great food, great company and a truly pleasant evening. Get it in your diary for next year.