Netherfield Cricket Club will celebrate 125 years of The Club’s existence. The first 100 years were acknowledged with a benefit game in 1993 for Damien D’Olivera & Martin Weston from Worcestershire County Cricket Club. The late Peter Hull who was a great friend of Basil D’O’Olivera had organised the whole day and provided the necessary sponsorship.
The whole of the County 1st XI squad turned up including Graeme Hick, Phil Newport, Richard Illingworth and Steven Rhodes along with the beneficiaries and Ian Botham made an appearance on his way back from a Pro-Am golf competition in South Wales.
Unfortunately, it rained hard, but despite the weather the County boys held a quiz and a Q & A session to keep everyone entertained for the afternoon. In truth they were fantastic and a great advert for their County.
Later in the season a further celebration game was held, a club team facing a team of Professional cricketers from around the Leagues with the star attraction being Denis Lillee, the legendary Australian fast bowler.
The Club are planning a variety of events throughout the season, with further details to follow. Netherfields First Team will begin the defence of their title with an away game at Fleetwood.