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Wet weather doesn't dampen Ledbury's spirits for celebration
8:50am Saturday 14th July 2012 in Cricket
DESPITE a lack of cricket due to the wet weather, Ledbury were determined to enjoy their 175th anniversary celebrations.
The New Street club’s cricket week proved to be a wash-out following an opening 10-wicket defeat to Ross-on-Wye but other events more than made up for it.
Attention switched to their golf day at The Grove Centre, Leominster, with Charlie Griffiths winning on the day with 44 stableford points.
The runner-up was Steve Evans with 36 ahead of Steve Large (34).
Mike Arlott carried off the junior prize and the longest drive, while former players Gerald Morris and Phil Caffull were fourth and nearest the pin respectively.
With the chairman’s and president’s game rained off, members went to watch Gloucestershire and Worcestershire play in the t20 at Bristol. But the highlight of the celebrations was the 175th anniversary dinner at Alexander Park, Pixley, when nearly 180 people attended. Guest speaker Jeremy Coney amused, while master of ceremonies Jim Large auctioned off a signed England cricket shirt.
The finale of the past and present match along with pig roast also had to be postponed due to the weather but should be rescheduled next month.