Grate­ful thanks to The Old Con­temptibles

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

MAY we use the Lough­bor­ough Echo to send very grate­ful thanks to The Old Con­temptibles Cricket Club.

They pro­vided our­selves and oth­ers en­er­getic en­ter­tain­ment with crack­ing cricket.

This was their last two matches of the sea­son at the Tri-Wiz­ard Tour­na­ment on Sun­day, Septem­ber 16.

Their op­po­nents were Crop­well Bishop Cricket Club and Knoss­ing­ton Cricket Club at the Green­fields Cricket Ground in Lough­bor­ough, home of Old Con­temptibles, who were im­pec­ca­ble and wel­com­ing hosts.

Strong on line bowl­ing got the mid­dle stumps fly­ing. Tight wicket keep­ing had bails re­moved be­fore you could see.

Fast field­ing well backed up was su­perb to see, throw ins to wicket not wast­ing a se­cond.

Bat­ting was storm­ing, strokes var­ied and ex­cit­ing, runs built fast, runs per over reach­ing spec­tac­u­lar fig­ures. Sin­gles, fours and sixes came fu­ri­ously.

One should not for­get the um­pir­ing, clear, fair and firm. And the weather be­haved it­self.

Cricket at grass­roots level it may be, but as good as any. With teams from North Le­ices­ter­shire, South Not­ting­hamshire and Rut­land it was a three Coun­ties match, mi­nor coun­ties cricket if you like.

One doesn’t need Trent Bridge, Head­ingly or The Oval to see won­der­ful cricket.

Paul and Mau­reen Bryd­son, Mel­ton Mow­bray

Pic­tured, Old Con­temptibles player Jim Field. from Keg­worth

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