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Victorian match celebrates cricket club's 150th

Hundreds of spectators turned out to see cricketers dressed up in Victorian clothes for a match to celebrate their club’s 150th anniversary.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: How'zat? Rather good fun, actually How'zat? Rather good fun, actually

Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club re-worked the opening game of the club’s first ever match to mark the occasion in Bushy Park, off Bushy Park Road, on Sunday, June 9.

Club chairman Keith Nicholls and 1st XI captain Graeme Tong led two teams, gentlemen and players, out to the green in Victorian dress to play cricket to Victorian rules set in 1835.

The match resulted in a one run win for the gentlemen’s XI and about 500 people watched the spectacle and joined in the celebrations, which included a fair, bouncy castle, face painting, coconut shy and egg throwing competition.

Managing director of Middlesex CCC and former England bowler Angus Fraser also trained about 160 young colt players who also took part in a six-a-side tournament.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: How'zat? Rather good fun, actually How'zat? Rather good fun, actually

Richmond and Twickenham Times: How'zat? Rather good fun, actually How'zat? Rather good fun, actually

Richmond and Twickenham Times: How'zat? Rather good fun, actually How'zat? Rather good fun, actually



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