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Lancaster Castle 8 A Side Cup
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Played at Heysham Cricket Club 14th June 2001.

I would like to thank all staff that supported the above event and hope you all enjoyed the evening.

 

Thanks must also go to Heysham Cricket Club for allowing us to hold these events there. Their warm hospitality is truly appreciated.

 

The winners of the 8 a-side tournament was A wing courtesy of the weather and dartboard with the OSG team coming a well deserved runners up.

 

With impending downpours of rain on the way it was remarkable that the first semi-final was completed. The OSG Team was victorious against a very sporting and it must be said competitive C Wing who were last years winners. Memories that will last of this match were the batting of RowenaBoycsBlundell, bowling of Hughouch!Reid, running between the wickets of AnneBolinBrown and the calling for LBW by Conanthe LibrarianBurke.

I am sure there were many memorable moments from the OSG team but these were drowned out by Mickthe mouthMarkland and his encouraging and technical utterings.

Surely England could use Mick in some way, possibly shouting at the fans to get off the pitch in One Day Internationals. The OSG Team were worthy winners.

 

The second semi-final unfortunately lasted only 3 overs before a downpour of monsoon proportions ended the match prematurely.

I think everyone will agree the rain took away a certain victory from B Wing.

A Wing started at a colossal pace. StuartAthersAtherton timing the ball well from the offset, was nearly out in the second over to what would have been one of the greatest catches of all time by PaulBarzyBarwell. It was indeed remarkable how Barzy made up the vast ground to make it a catching chance. As the third over started Guy Clint Eastwood made his intentions know with swinging of the bat bringing back memories of Ian Botham, or was it just his waist measurement. But the writing was on the wall as Simonsteaming inRucastle took Clints middle stump and sent it cart wheeling out of the ground.

It was then that the rain came along with thundering and lightening sending both teams scurrying for the pavilion.

 

It was decided as with all first class and international tournaments that the outcome should be settled on the dartboard.

This was arranged and officiated by the third umpire, TrevorBullyClifford who conducted the proceedings superbly. A very big thanks Trev.

 

A Wing fought and won a very close encounter with B Wing to join the OSGs in the final.

The ins and outs of the final are not clear as the organizers had been bought his first pint of smooth and was chatting in the Hospitality Suite. Suffice it to say the final was a closely fought encounter with A Wing winning easily.

 

This event could not have been the success it clearly was without the silent behind the scenes activity of the catering staff namely TracyI think Ive just singed my hair againCarr and AlanGet that umbrella over hearSmith. Thanks and medals should go to their stoic bravery with the barbeque as their metal utensils could have attracted a bolt of lightening at any moment, but their selfless acts kept the staff very well nourished for the long and arduous night of drinking ahead. They started serving delicious burgers and hot dogs and end serving a very palatable soup.

 

The presentations and raffle draw completed the night.

Stuart Atherton picked up the Castle 8 A-Side Cup for A Wing together with the Plonker Of The Day Award which was given for his much below par umpiring, giving TerryYou must be joking, you f****** w*****Akrigg LBW, in the match V Old Peculiars.

He was also presented with the Steve Maguire Trophy for his contribution to the event and his sporting attitude, receiving more votes than anybody else from players and spectators.

I know he felt very proud. What a great way to remember Steve who would have given his full support and time to events like this if he had still been with us.

 

It must not be forgotten that this was also a charity event with all proceeds go to The Friends Of Primrose House.

The total monies raised for Primrose House was 104 with the first prize of a Stereo CD Radio Cassette Player being donated to Primrose House by the winner.

 

The next charity event to add to your diaries will be a 30 over match on the Thursday 12th July against The Merchants which will again be staged at Heysham Cricket Club, starting at 2.00 PM.

Please feel free to bring as many family and friends as you wish. Hopefully if the weather is kind to us there will be a barbeque with minimal charge, free soft drinks and face painting, disco and live music.

 

Once again thank you for supporting this event and we look forward to your support in the future.

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