Balloons go up to mark Hitchin Cricket Club’s landmark date

Hitchin Cricket Club celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse

Hitchin Cricket Club celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse - Credit: Archant

Despite a fire last week, birthday celebrations marking Hitchin Cricket Club’s 150 not out were a huge success at the weekend as many former players returned for the event – some from as far away as America.

Hitchin Cricket Club celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse

Hitchin Cricket Club celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse - Credit: Archant

The popular community cricket club at Lucas Lane welcomed back former players from as far afield as North Yorkshire, Cornwall and the US, with old pals and teammates reminiscing over sporting deeds with a barbecue on Saturday.

The event was very well attended, and chairman Ian Mills said: “After last week’s events thankfully we managed to get everything in place.

“We also had a rummage around and found the secretary’s ledger book from 1885, scorecards from the 1930s, lots of images from benefit matches and programmes from games – as well as pictures from when Sachin Tendulkar visited us.

“It was great to see the banter generated by pictures of former players looking decades younger – all of which contributed to a wonderful atmosphere merging the past, present and future. I’d like to say a huge thanks to all who came.”

Hitchin Cricket Club chairman of directors James Wright, president Geoff Edwards and chairman Ian Mi

Hitchin Cricket Club chairman of directors James Wright, president Geoff Edwards and chairman Ian Mills celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse - Credit: Archant

Hitchin Cricket Club chairman of directors James Wright, president Geoff Edwards and chairman Ian Mi

Hitchin Cricket Club chairman of directors James Wright, president Geoff Edwards and chairman Ian Mills celebrate the clubs 150th birthday by inviting former players to the clubhouse - Credit: Archant


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