Grateful thanks to The Old Contemptibles
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