Chairmans Day 2015

Old and young took to the pitch on Sunday 16th August to take part in Abberton's annual chairman's day.

""We can't lose again this year guys" Aaron Trussler"

The biggest seasonal bragging rights was up for grabs once again on Sunday when Abberton's annual chairman's day took centre stage for the weekend. Retired, semi retired and ex players' from our past returned to The Brow to feature for the chairmans XI verses current playing members but only one side could go home with the chairman's cup.

A competitive game was on the cards with a large audience from the mornings father verses sons game where the juniors played outstandingly to break the fathers current run of 4 seasons unbeaten.

The current XI were asked to bat first in difficult conditions but struggled from the offset. Some woeful shot selection on a tricky wicket to bat on coupled with the inside chairman's knowledge of the batsmen's favourite shots helped the chairmans XI take early wickets. Unfortunately for the club XI the batting didn't fall into place and struggled to reach 100. A score that was well below what was needed.

The chairman's XI went out to bat before afternoon tea and survived the opening bowling attack of for 5 overs when tea was called. After tea the club XI regained some of their dignaty and took early wickets with a combination of good bowling, fielding and quick glove work. The chairmans XI easily reached their 100 target but not before losing 5 wickets.

Still fairly early and not wanting the cricket to finish it was agreed that a quick 15 over a side could be played before the evening food would be ready. The chairman's XI batted first and with some good aggressive stroke playing managed to reach 120 off their 15 overs. The club XI did well in chasing the target keeping up with the run rate until the final few overs where club chairman himself bowled the final over to seal the victory.

Over to the evenings entertainment where early proceedings were rudely interrupted when a streaker appeared from the showers looking for his possessions on the square. Richard Patmore provided a fantastic hog roast for the evening and needless to say it sold very quickly! The chairman provided some light adult entertainment with some balloons and humping... and local comedian Ryan Sav to take centre stage telling some very funny jokes and stories to pass the evening away.

Enjoy the images below, please note that they have been taken by various people at different times during the day so will not all appear in order of proceedings.

If you have taken any images please email them to images@abbertoncricket.co.uk or contact us on facebook to get them sent in.

A selection of images taken throughout the day. If you have taken any images please email them to images@abbertoncricket.co.uk or contact us on facebook to get them sent in.