World Cup comes to Fonthill Park
On Saturday 6 July Fonthill Park played its annual game against the Chairman's "International" XI, though unfortunately this year there were no former New Zealand or other internationals in the line-up. FPCC batted first and were kept in check by some accurate swing bowling from Charlie and Andy Knight, though progressed to an impressive 222 for 7 off their 35 overs. Rupert Murray top-scored with 77 before being dismissed by 12 year old Freddie Power.
After an excellent Fonthill tea, the Chairman's team, led by Vice President Simon Letts, made a good start in reply against some excellent bowling from Ray Hayne (5 overs, 3 madens, 0 for 8), and debutant Keith Edwards. But wickets fell and progress faltered. Murray Scott, who had travelled further than anyone else to be there -all the way from Chalfont St Peter - was top scorer with 70 but at close of play the visitors were 39 runs short.
Umpires Graham Smith and Chairman Eric Trac
ey were appreciatively applauded from the field by the players before Eric Tracey presented Fonthill skipper James Parton with a replica World Cup trophy, announcing that the Club had now edged ahead in the series . An excellent barbecue followed.