What a wonderful August Bank Holiday Sunday, thanks to all the visitors, all the volunteers, and the weather. Overall we estimate we had at least 250 people during the day who enjoyed the cricket, the food, the bar, the ice creams, cream teas and other extras such as the Buckhorn Barrows and the Junior cricket.
Oh yes, and the cricket! Buckhorn Weston beat the Armed Forces by six wickets, although there were periods when the home supporters got a bit worried. So did the scorers – a couple of sixes nearly got them!
The Club would like to record its thanks to Sam Drury and his colleagues at the Stapleton Arms, to Andrew Barclay Butcher’s, to Kav and Anne Marie Javi at the Three Horseshoes, Batcombe, to Mike’s Ices, to Hall and Woodhouse and to Orangements. Also for donations of cash and raffle prizes to The Tank Museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum, Church House Investments Ltd, The Folio Society, John Trotter and the Copy Shop, Gillingham. Our thanks as well to Bernard and Monica deSalis for the loan of their marquee. Finally, we would like to record our gratitude to all those who so generously supported the event.
The Club’s appeal for cricket kit to donate to the Afghan Youth Cricket Support Organisation led to a generous response. Particular thanks go to Dan Savident and his family, who walked all the way from Yeovilton to Buckhorn Weston and raised over £700 of the total achieved on the day.
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