Cricket in the snow

The winning hit!

Sue and I attended the Annual Boxing Day Cricket match yesterday between Tottington St. John’s and Brooksbottom played for the first time at Crompton Meadows the home ground of Tottington St. John’s.

This was the first time the game has been played at Tottington thanks to the installation of their new artificial wicket in October. The recent heavy snowfall meant that the game was played in perfect seasonal surroundings with the outfield covered with a thick layer of snow. There was a great crowd who enjoyed the facilities and the winter menu included mulled wine, lentil soup and hot pies.

The game was featured on BBC Radio 5 Live and mentioned on Test Match Special. Fittingly the match was won by Tottington St. John’s.