“I have worked with Mr. Holmes before,” said Inspector MacDonald. “He plays the game.”
(That is not Sherlock Holmes in the above illustration. It’s “Herlock Sholmes”, the dubious hero of a wonderful series of parodies written by Charles Hamilton, under the name of “Peter Todd”, and published in The Greyfriars Herald between 1915 and 1952.)
We are delighted to report that – as of today’s date – the annual cricket match between the Gentlemen of the Society and the Gold Bats of the P. G. Wodehouse Society remains on course to be played on Sunday 20th June, starting at 11.30am.
The ground will open at 10.30am. As always the game will be played to the Laws of 1895.
You can consult them here: cricket.laws.1895
The venue remains the elysian West Wycombe Cricket Ground in Buckinghamshire – see directions in the Upcoming Society Events – and it would be more than wonderful to see members throng to support the Society in this, the 20th anniversary game. There is ample space for social distancing if you so wish: it goes without saying that good sense on everyone’s part will contribute to general enjoyment of the occasion.
There is no catering at the ground so please bring picnic lunches and teas. Picnic tables, rugs and gazebos welcome. There is plenty of car parking space by the boundary.
Please be aware that circumstances – not least entirely unpredictable weather – might change late on, and you are advised to check here on the website up to and including the Sunday morning itself for the most up-to-date information.
WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT A FORM OF NORMALITY MAY RETURN AS MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS MEET AT THIS MOST CLASSIC OF SOCIETY GATHERINGS.
Meet friends, old and new, in a delightful setting, overlooked by the spectacular hilltop church and the mausoleum of the Dashwood family. (Underneath the hill are the notorious Hell Fire Caves!)
This could also be the ideal occasion to give your Victorian costume an airing!