The build-up has begun to one of our busiest and most enjoyable weeks of the cricketing year where the mood switches, temporarily at least, to one of all-out fun and celebration.
After this weekend’s crucial round of league matches, Sunday at the Park will be all about family entertainment as we hold our Super Sixes tournament.
Starting at noon, there will be plenty of action on the field as the six-a-side teams battle it out in the shortest and most exciting form of the game.
This is a day for all abilities; it’s just about joining in, giving it a go and having fun.
As ever, the bar will be open and there will be tasty hot food available from the barbie.
More teams are welcome and if you can put together a side – maybe members of the same family, junior team parents or just your mates from work or the pub – then please sign up. Call chairman Chris Johnson on 07867 580492 if you’d like to take part.
The sixes signal the start of our mini cricket week. On Thursday, we welcome our dear friends from the Roving Reporters for their annual all-day fixture, starting at 11.30am.
The Reporters always provide competitive opposition as well as being the sort of terrific visitors who are in no rush to leave after the game.
The following day is one of the highlights of the cricketing year when Hugh Bateson’s XI takes on the Park in the Frank Manning memorial match.
If that sounds a bit sombre, you can rest assured it won’t be as this annual challenge match is always a blast.
To find out more about the background to this game, read Hugh’s funny and affectionate blog on Frank here.
As ever a few extra helping hands are welcome to man the bar, flip a few burgers or organise the action in the field. Failing that, just come along, cheer on the players, lap up the setting and the sunshine, have a drink and enjoy the cricket!