For many years the Cricket Club has been an important part of village life.
Anthony Loates recalls: “One day, Weston Colville were accused of foul play because by including my grandfather in their team, they had fielded a Cambridge man”
An old photo of cricket being played in the village. The open-sided pavilion in the background was called the ‘shant’:
The pavilion being built:
Before the pavilion was built the club used the Reading Room for teas.
The team in 1937 outside the Three Horseshoes:
Cricket club dinners:
Press cuttings from local newspapers:
“Joe Coppen was a nice chap, one of the best ones. I was watching as he was fielding and he was hit by a ball. I saw him come down but he got up and went home to the Fox. He collapsed there next day and they took him to Addenbrookes but it was too late. He’s buried at St Mary’s.” Rosemary Westley