Centenary Lunch & Match v MCCA XI
Cheshire's Centenary Luncheon took place at Chester Boughton Hall on Wednesday, July 15th at Chester Boughton Hall, attended by 80 people. Former Cheshire and Essex all-rounder Bob Cooke was guest speaker.
The game between Cheshire and a Minor Counties XI was delayed by rain until 3.30 p.m. when a T20 took place, the visitors winning by 39 runs. The Minors' team was captained by former Brooklands player Chris Brown, who will lead Norfolk in the Minor Counties Cup final against Staffordshire at Chester le Street on Wednesday this week.
Cheshire's Jim Law, Gerry Hardstaff and Tony Percival led a group of officers who have produced a well-researched brochure to mark the centenary.
President Hardstaff, himself a prolific scoring batsman during a county career which lasted from 1960 - 78, names his Best Cheshire XII in the brochure. Omitting Overseas and former Test players, it comprises: Fred Millett captain, Arthur Sutton, Andrew Hall, Ian Cockbain, Bob Cooke, Nathan Dumelow, Jason Whittaker, Ken Holding (wicket-keeper), Simon Dyson, Brian Jackson, Tony Murphy, Neil O'Brien
report courtesy of Mike Talbot-Butler
Cheshire & MCCA Chairman
John Pickup with Centenary Cake!!
Former Cheshire and Essex all-rounder Bob Cooke was guest speaker.