The Mary Caroe Cup – this Saturday

This Saturday 22nd August will see the annual cricket match between The Cricket Club and The Village Shop on the Cricket Green. As of this year, the contest will be for the Mary Caroe Cup.

Mary was lost to Covid earlier this year and as we slowly return to some normality with this cricket match, in this strangest of years, it feels fitting to establish this fixture in her memory. Mary was feisty, fair, took no prisoners and always seemed to have a smile on her face, the cricket will be played in that spirit.

Please come down and support the teams. Play starts at 1:30pm and the match is 30 overs a side. Bring a picnic and a blanket, the Cricket Club bar will be open, gin may be available and someone will have the shop keys if supplies run low.

The weather forecast is good. Let’s remember Mary how she’d like us to, having some fun.

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Clare Roskill
Clare Roskill
3 months ago

What a marvellous event in memory of my sister. I am delighted to hear about it. You are so right that she always had a smile on her face as is evident in all my photos of her. I hope the day goes really well. I am afraid I am too far away to be able to come and cheer in person but here is a cheer from a distance.

William HEATH
William HEATH
3 months ago

We’ll uphold you from afar. I recall when I played for Hambledon 2nd XI my cousin Mary promising me a lifetime supply of her Jerusalem artichokes if I hit the then Vicar Jolyon (who had incurred her displeasure for some reason) for six in a church v pub fixture. Somehow I managed it (it was a ludicrously short boundary on the leg side). A few months later I was making good, but she chastised next roundly and loudly for digging up an artichoke; she had quite forgotten the bet and was not to be reminded. Ps The vicar also got… Read more »