Wisbech cricketers plan to emulate England and have own Boxing Day match

Bob Burgess Club Chairman promoting Wisbech cricket boxing day game, In bat Kieran Hallatt, Junior r

Bob Burgess Club Chairman promoting Wisbech cricket boxing day game, In bat Kieran Hallatt, Junior rep for Wisbech town cricket club. - Credit: Archant

On the same day that England commence battle with Australia in Melbourne in glorious sunshine, Wisbech's cricketers will don their whites and have their own Boxing Day contest.

The post Christmas contest, which will be staged, weather permitting, at Harecroft Road, is the idea of Wisbech player Bob Burgess.

He said: 'If England can play on Boxing Day then why shouldn't we.

'It's just a bit of fun and frivolity. The under-11s seem keen to play but I've had a few declines from parents who are perhaps worried they will be in no state to play the day after Christmas.

'I've extended the invitation to other Fenland sides to make sure we have sufficient numbers for a game.


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'There will be sausage rolls and mulled wine. It would be good if we can get 15 overs a side. Hopefully the ground is not waterlogged, otherwise the groundsman might call the game off.'

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