Normally it’s the Alban Arena or some other large venue that is needed to accommodate the day-long, end-of-season presentation for St Albans City Youth’s many teams. This year it was mostly the players’ own front room – although in some cases there were viewers from around the globe.
While the quickening of the return from lockdown will see concert venues, restaurants, pubs and other places re-open to the public, Boris Johnson has said cricket remains a no go due to the ball being “a natural vector of disease”.
There have been many clubs over the course of the Herts Ad Sunday League who have piled up the trophies and won adulation and fame. Chiswell were never one of those clubs but that doesn’t mean the memories aren’t thick with misty-eyed pleasure.