Headley’s hosting of Finals Day, masterminded by Keith Ellis, proved to be a resounding success, with a very favourable write up in the Herald.
Enjoying warm, sunny weather, the day produced some exciting cricket, particularly in the Stevens Final between Puttenham and Grayswood, won by the former by 10 runs. In the Pope Cup, Elstead won rather more comfortably, beating Tongham by 59 runs, although this did not in the least deter the Tongham players and supporters from fully enjoying the rest of the afternoon.
The atmosphere was enlivened by Ashley Cook’s amusing and knowledgeable commentary, Sophie Cook’s mischievous choice of music, and a wonderful variety of refreshment and entertainment stalls courtesy of Jilly Arend, Jeanette Clarke, Ronnie Neville, George Ellis and Dom Johnson with their teams of workers.
The pitch itself played very well and was a credit to Andy Clarke and Billy Ray. Car parking and setting up – non-glamorous, but essential roles, were dealt with by Callum and Joe Hawtin.
Most important of all a great time was had by all and the wonderful sum of £350 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Paul Arend.