On Tuesday 19th May seven pairs of cricketers took part in The Feltmakers’ Pairs Cricket Competition at Amersham Cricket Club in Buckinghamshire. The weather on the evening was decidedly cool, with rumours of light snow in surrounding areas, but Feltmakers’ cricketers are a hardy lot and play started on time, just after 6pm.
With Past Master Geoffrey Farr acting as umpire and controlling matters on the field of play, each pair of cricketers took advantage of varying degrees of skill and luck, with bat and ball, to try to win the competition. Each pair bats, bowls and fields, with wickets lost whilst batting resulting in penalties. A complicated scoring system, rewarding every aspect of the player’s participation, eventually decides the winners of the competition.
A highlight of this year’s competition was a double wicket over bowled by Past Master Geoffrey Vero. The competition was again won by Rob McLeod, husband of Assistant Sarah McLeod, and a guest with 36 points, whilst in second place was Liveryman Simon Curtis and a guest with 28 points. Clearly the McLeods’ will need to find extra space in their house for trophies, if Rob continues his winning ways in future years!
Afterwards, twenty four players, spectators and guests enjoyed an excellent buffet supper in the cricket pavilion, followed by presentation of prizes to the winners by the Master. The prizes were kindly donated by the Master, and the event was organised by the Upper Warden, Peter Simeons, with the assistance of Liveryman Simon Curtis.