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Cricket Match – Vs PG Wodehouse XI

June 23, 2013

The P.G. Wodehouse Society XI – Sunday June 23th 11.30am start

Once again, the gentlemen of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London will be taking on the ‘Gold Bats’ of the PG Wodehouse Society in a Cricket Match held at the West Wycombe ground in Buckinghamshire on Sunday 24th June from 11.30 onwards.

You do not have to be an aficionado either of the game of cricket itself, or the somewhat arcane rules as they pertained in 1895 – under which these matches are played! The ground at West Wycombe, in the lee of the famous hill within which run the famous Hell Fire Club tunnels, is one of the prettiest in the Home Counties.

The Society team needs your support on the day. The day is FREE; groups may choose to organise themselves into parties in advance, or individuals can come along separately and will be welcomed by the most solicitous of companions. Those who wish to dress in Victorian costume are most welcome to do so; this is, however, absolutely not obligatory.

No food or drink is available at the ground, so personally organised picnic lunches and teas are the order of the day. There is plenty of room along the boundary for deckchairs, rugs and picnic tables and awnings. Generous time is given for lunch and tea, with the game due to end at or near 6 pm.

THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW OCCASIONS IN THE YEAR WHEN MEMBERS AND THEIR FRIENDS CAN PARTICIPATE IN A SOCIETY EVENT FREE, GRATIS AND FOR NOTHING. DO PLEASE COME AND GIVE OUR PLAYERS YOUR SUPPORT.

For those wishing to drive West Wycombe is easily reached by road and is situated on the A40 about 2 miles to the west of High Wycombe. The M40 motorway passes nearby and the most scenic approach is via junction 5 and thence through Stokenchurch and Beacon’s Bottom on the A40. Alternatively it is possible to exit at junction 4 and proceed via the A4010 and the A40. The ground is in Toweridge Lane at the western end of the village.

A map showing the location of the ground is available at the Cricket Club’s website

Read the laws of cricket As amended by the Marylebone Cricket Club, 1884, 1889 and 1894

Details

Date:
June 23, 2013

Venue

West Wycombe
Buckinghamshire , United Kingdom
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