Cricket rises to the occasion…

November 30, 2010

Yesterday George Osborne outlined his latest financial thinking in the Autumn Statement and Britain seems to be doing a bit better than expected in coming out of recession with less job losses predicted and higher growth. Cricket is also doing its part with a great fight-back in the Ashes in Australia. Last night I was pleased to attend the parliamentary launch of Sir Alan Haslehurst’s new book “Unusually Cricket” which is a delightful insight into the adventures of the club “the Outcasts”. The event was extremely well attended and I was glad to see that in the midst of the Coalitions’ efforts to tackle the budget deficit, a positive event has taken place to promote a good book, related to a subject very dear to my heart: cricket!

My Annual Seven a Side Cricket Tournament on Royston Heath

August 31, 2010

Sunday on Royston Heath, for my Annual Cricket Tournament. My son William bravely put in a team of his own, Ramblers Cricket Club, who enjoyed the Tournament a great deal and even managed to get to the semi finals. Dominic Adams was an absolute star in organizing the whole day and it was also good to see that the Town Mayor and other councillors and officials from the Royal British Legion attended. There were fewer people at the event this year as spectators because of the weather but there were always 100 hardy spectators enjoying the occasion. Babraham did very well to defend their trophy and the final was looking promising until bad light stopped play. We were just unlucky that heavy cloud cover came over. Amjad Afridi of the Market One Team really showed his paces with the bat.
Photo of Royston Town Mayor Martin Beaver, together with members the Ramblers Team, six of whom come from the Royston area:

Town Mayor Martin Beaver with Ramblers Cricket Club

Standing Left to Right – Adam Tozzi, Nick Waller, Guy Houghton, Will Heald, Ed Jessop
Kneeling Left to Right – Zack King and Tom Hoy

Photograph shows (left to right) Dominic Adams, Babraham Team Manager Ian McNulty and Market One Captain Wakeel Shah, being presented with the trophy