The game was played at the Chester Boughton Hall Cricket
Club in the suburbs of Chester.
The narrow suburban streets proved to be too
much of a challenge for the coach so we walked the short distance to the ground
from where the coach could be safely parked. The match started at 11.00 am as
another function had been booked in the club rooms that evening.
The dates on the honour boards in the club show that the
club was in existence by 1873.
While the men set off to play cricket seven of the Wags
stayed on the bus to travel into Chester for three hours. We returned to
discover that the Victorians had only compiled 140 runs. Graeme Cook retired at 40.
The players had had their lunch and were fielding. Lunch had been kept for the
Wags and we then watched the end of the match.
The Victorian score was over
taken in the 22nd over. The Cheshire side was a player short at the
beginning of the match so Guy Eastwood substituted in the Cheshire team taking two
Victorian wickets and making 19 runs. Fortunately it was not a close game.