Wendover Cricket Club Update

Jonathan Seabrook  |  Published: Sep 18th 2015
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In 2015, Wendover Cricket Club has been a club for 150 years.  To mark this amazing feat, the club held a number of events on 4th/5th  September.  Friday night started the proceedings at the Witchell ground, where families and friends gathered together for a hog roast, barbeque and beer festival.  Real-ale beers from local Buckinghamshire breweries and traditional ciders were kindly arranged by Dayla drinks.  Everyone came together in front of the pavilion, and as the sun went down, Barry Evans and his acoustic band played popular cover songs.

The annual President’s Day competition was held on the Saturday, when 6 club teams competed in a day-long 7-a-side competition at the Ellesborough Road ground.  The final went down to the last ball and with the scores level, the Colts Dads, led by Iain Digby, became the winners by virtue of losing fewer  wickets. 

The weekend of celebration was rounded off in style with a dinner dance at the Memorial Hall.  100 Club members spanning many decades were warmly welcomed to a marquee-styled event with a cricket theme where, following a few words from the Club Chairman Jeremy Nicholson,  they enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal by Four Season Catering from Prestwood. Dayla provided the amply stocked bar and the local support was completed by the Aylesbury Grammar School Function Band, comprising 18 pupils and 2 singers from Aylesbury High School.  This brilliant band received enormous support from the appreciative audience and ensured the dance floor was swinging until the very end. It was quite a night!

It is a great achievement reaching 150 years and here’s hoping the club will be around for another 150 years.

At the end of the Kookaburra Mid Bucks League season, the 1st XI were joint Runners-Up in Division 1, whilst the 2nd XI finished 8th in Division 2 and ended on a high note by beating Knotty Green by 6 wickets, Tom Grace making 50*.

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