“Might I trouble you for a match?” – Cricket vs the Gold Bats
June 23, 2019
On Sunday the 23rd June, the Gentlemen of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London (who may, as on some previous occasions, include a Lady or two) will return to West Wycombe.
There, on the prettiest cricket ground in the country, they will once again face the “Gold Bats” of the P.G. Wodehouse Society, in a match played to the somewhat arcane Laws of 1895.
The match will commence at 11.30 a.m. Do please come and give our players your support!
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!
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, and there will be ample time for lunch and tea, with the game due to end at or near 6 pm.
Please check the Society website (www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk) before setting out if there are doubts about the weather or ground conditions which may lead to cancellation of the match.
West Wycombe is easily reached by road on the A40 two miles west of High Wycombe. The M40 motorway passes nearby and the most scenic route is via Junction 5 then through Stokenchurch and Beacon’s Bottom on the A40. An alternative is to exit at Junction 4 and proceed via the A4010 and the A40. A map showing the location of the ground is accessible on the cricket club’s website – (www.westwycombe.play-cricket.com/home/home.asp)