Horsington gears up for annual cricket battle – Cancelled

This game has been cancelled.

The cricket season looms. Pads and boots are being whitened, trousers pressed and bats oiled. Yes, it’s time for Horsington’s annual match against the famous Tabard Pilgrims, a pub touring side from Chiswick, West London, the former home of at least two Horsington residents.

The match takes place on Bank Holiday Sunday, starting at 2 pm, at the cricket ground next to the village hall.

Horsington’s captain Christian Bennett has selected a team he believes can trounce the London invaders. His side features a number of erstwhile hockey players, so we should see some big hitters. Charlie Mann, with his “interesting” bowling action is in the team, along with Nick Mattravers and the two Lane brothers.

Horsington has won only one game out of the series, now in its seventh year. Will 2017 be the year the tables are turned?

Any  cricketers seeking a game should contact Andrew Tarling at the Half Moon to see if there are any vacancies to fill – on either side.

Spectators are very welcome. The match always attracts a good crowd, and a thrilling finish is usually guaranteed. This is relaxed, informal village cricket at its best.

There will be the usual post match gathering, with food and a pub quiz at the Half Moon.  Get a team together and join the fun.


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