Playing field group takes on St Albans councillors for “the Ashes”

PUBLISHED: 21:00 09 August 2016

The Friends of Victoria Playing Field and the Civic Society played against St Albans councillors at their annual cricket match.

The Friends of Victoria Playing Field and the Civic Society played against St Albans councillors at their annual cricket match.

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Special bails were made at an annual fun cricket match in St Albans, for a local version of the “Ashes”.

The cup which will hold the ashes, to be presented at the annual cricket game between the Friends of Victoria Playing Field and the Civic Society when they play St Albans councillorsThe cup which will hold the ashes, to be presented at the annual cricket game between the Friends of Victoria Playing Field and the Civic Society when they play St Albans councillors

The Friends of Victoria Playing Field joined members of the Civic Society recently to play against St Albans district councillors, with the emphasis on enjoyment as opposed to achieving an impressive result.

To add to the fun, the bails were burned to ashes, which will now be put in a cup which the sides play to win each year.

One attendee told the Herts Advertiser: “So, we shall now play – like the Australians – for the Ashes!

“The result of the match was not important. What was achieved was a great fun game, and it was a good way to get councillors to meet the people who elect them, and then play them in cricket.”

The annual event, which was held on Sunday, July 17, is organised in support of the Victoria playing field, and is open to everyone of all ages, as a soft ball is used and everyone gets a game.

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