The Feltmakers have been involved in two cricket events recently. These were the Livery Cricket Pairs competition on Tuesday 18th May and the Livery Cricket match on Saturday 19th June.
Once again, we were fortunate to have good weather for the Livery Cricket Pairs competition, held at the picturesque location of Amersham Cricket Club, set amongst the Chiltern Hills. 14 players competed for the winners’ trophies, including Sarah McLeod’s two sons and liveryman Mike Bedford, all of whom made their debuts in the competition this year. Past Master Geoffrey Vero and his partner with 40 points seemed certain to retain the trophies, before being overhauled by a guest pair at the end of the competition. The enthusiasm of the players was expertly managed by our two umpires, Past Master Geoffrey Farr and new Liveryman Richard Brumby, whilst Sarah Mcleod looked after the complex scoring system.
Afterwards, 30 players and spectators enjoyed an excellent buffet supper in the clubhouse, which was also an excellent opportunity to mix with other Liverymen in informal and relaxed surroundings. The Master presented the prizes, which she had also kindly donated.
The Livery Cricket Match on 19th June was a limited over match against the Chiltern 100’s team and was held at Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. The opposition batted first and, despite good bowling and enthusiastic fielding from the Feltmakers, they reached 130 runs in their allotted 20 overs. When the Feltmakers batted, they started brightly and were up with the required scoring rate for the first 6 overs, before tight bowling from the opposition restricted scoring opportunities and the Feltmakers only managed 65 runs in their 20 overs.
Both events were organised by Peter Simeons, with the help of Simon Curtis.