CRICKET: Grand occasion as Waresley celebrate their 150th anniversary

The Waresley and MCC teams are pictured ahead of the 150th anniversary celebration game last Sunday.

The Waresley and MCC teams are pictured ahead of the 150th anniversary celebration game last Sunday. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Waresley celebrated their 150th anniversary last Sunday by welcoming the famous MCC for a friendly fixture.

Waresley skipper Steve Warman tosses the coin ahead of the game against the MCC as opposition captai

Waresley skipper Steve Warman tosses the coin ahead of the game against the MCC as opposition captain Charlie Sorensen and the umpires look on. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A big crowd, featuring many former club stars, was present for the fixture at Waresley Park which the visitors won by 91 runs.

A former Waresley player was the star performer for the MCC with Robert Craze hitting an unbeaten 67 in his side's tally of 191-8 - a fine recovery from 76-6.

Phil Gillett, Terry Hayden and Peter Colebrook claimed two wickets apiece for Waresley whose hopes of victory were ended by a late batting collapse. They were on 100-6 before the final four wickets fell without any further runs being socored. Sam Johnson top-scored with 33.

Waresley were presented with a plaque to mark the occasion and it is hoped the fixture may become a bi-annual event in the future.


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