Wokingham Cricket Club stages Lords and Commons against the Aussies


             On Sunday The Don Bradman XI touring side narrowly beat the Lords and Commons in a good game at Wokingham Cricket Club. With 35 overs each to bat, the Aussies hit a lively 234. In reply Parliament managed 217, including an excellent century by James Morris MP. On a good batting track neither side looked like taking 10 wickets, as we bowled away in the summer sunshine.

             I would like to thank all the staff at the Ground for making our stay so pleasant and for providing a good traditional English cricket tea. Our guests from down under were most impressed by the quality of the facilities and the friendliness of all involved. It made up for the agony of watching their national  team just lose one of the most exciting and close fought Test matches.

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  1. zorro
    Posted July 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like it was a good game in cracking weather….though not quite as close as the test match. Was it busy at the ground? If there are any other special games like this involving touring teams or MPs, please tell us. It so happens that I was at a bit of a loss yesterday and wouldn’t have minded watching a game.


    Reply We did advertise it modestly. A sprnkling of people came to watch.

    • zorro
      Posted July 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

      Oh well, maybe next time….It seems that as the years go by summers go by more quickly and I see less and less cricket. I am determined to watch a few 20/20 games in August!


      • alan jutson
        Posted July 22, 2013 at 5:05 am | Permalink


        “I see less and less cricket”

        Sadly like all of us, what a disgrace that our National team is only on pay per view !

        Not really a way to encourage youngsters into the game to learn the art.
        Only managed to catch the highlights some evenings.

        Fancy playing against a certain Mr Swan on a turning wicket John ?

  2. Andrea
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Zorro – if you are interested in cricket, John is captaining a Wokingham team vs Reading East (captained by Rob Wilson MP) from 2pm on 11th August at the Oratory School, Reading.

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