Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Stanford-le-Hope Cricket Club celebrate 125th anniversary memorabilia evening

OVER eighty people that included past and present players, families and supporters gathered at Stanford-le-Hope Cricket Club on Friday evening for the latest event in the Club’s 125th Anniversary year celebrations.

It was an event of pure nostalgia as attendees sifted their way through old club scorebooks, photos, press cuttings and many other historic artefacts from the Club’s history.

Many a tall story was told and no doubt embellished through the evening during which a video from the Club’s Centenary Tour of 1987 was broadcast on the the big screen. If nothing else, it was fascinating to see the fashion of twenty-five years ago!

Above all, it was great to see the current crop of successful members mix with the often-mentioned faces of the past, whose glories they have only heard about rather than witness.

Enthusiasm for this special year is very high within SLHCC with so much to look forward to. Indeed, there’s not long to wait until the next event with the Club going on its first international tour to Barcelona for a week around Easter. During the Tour they will play matches against Barcelona International CC, Poble Sec CC and a Catalunya Select XI when they will no doubt soak up some pre-season sun!

Then just before the 2012 season starts the Club will publish its special 125 edition fixture book that will include various articles to commemorate the year.

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