Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Game 11 against Leicestershire at Lutterworth

On Monday 27 July we left the hotel to meet our tour driver, Steve, and board the coach for another game of cricket.
It was a short coach drive to Lutterworth Cricket Club where we hoped that the weather would allow us actually play and complete a game. As usual it was overcast, cold and windy with some light showers. The maximum temperature was predicted to be 16 but 13 would be closer to the actual maximum temperature.
The Lutterworth Cricket Club is the 17th oldest cricket club having been established in 1789.
The club rooms are in a similar design to earlier rooms destroyed by a fire.

Once all the gear had been removed from the coach the players inspected the pitch and ground in general.
The game started and although there were light showers from time to time players only left the field once during play.
Leicestershire batted first and made 167 runs. David Green took three wickets. Victoria made 3 for 168 passing the Leicestershire score in the 38th over. Don Everett and Bill Rowe both retired after making 40 runs while David Green made 34. It was the second victory for Victorian over 60s on the tour. A great day.
The two teams posed for a photo after the game.
Victorious captain, Bill Rowe, enjoyed making the presentations at the end of day.

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