Not since the inaugural "Roses Match" of 1867 was a more anticipated clash of cricketing titans witnessed on the field of play at Whalley Cricket Club on Sunday 14th of August 2022 to a packed house.
Kindly the Blackpool air show even provided a mid game fly over by a Spitfire and a Hurricane to mark the epic gathering, a wholly appropriate display of grandeur commensurate with the occasion.
Ribble Valley Conservative Association hosted South Ribble Conservative Association in a close fought battle under the blazing Midday sun which rendered the legion of talent scouts present speechless.
Sadly play had to be called with the scores at 110 to Ribble Valley to 100 to South Ribble with one over remaining, but all present will no doubt never forget the skill and professionalism on display.
The reporter is pleased to communicate that all players survived as of the time of writing and that no injuries incurred are likely to have been life changing.
Gareth Watson SRCA Deputy Chairman Political