Cricketer’s Cup 50th Anniversary

An excellent evening of cricketing reminiscence was held at the Brewery in Chiswell Street on 27 April to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cricketer Cup competition for 32 of this country’s leading schools’ old boys sides.

Whitgift Mitres were represented by Stuart and Monique Woodrow, John and Jackie Carter, Jeremy Stanyard, Nick Owen (Old Alleynian and Halford Hewitt organiser), Paul Bromley, Richard Ronald, David Hagger and Phil Fladgate. The dinner was attended by 670 cricketers, wives, partners of all generations who renewed friendships going back many years.

Speeches were made by the Chairman, Anthony Monteuuis (Old Tonbridgians), Competition Sponsor, Alan Lorenz of Herbalife (Charterhouse Friars) and principal guest Jonny Barclay (Eton Ramblers). Barclay, a former President of MCC and captain of Sussex is now running the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation and regaled the audience with amusing tales from his career and Imran Khan’s reverse swing ability!

The Final of this year’s competition is being held at Arundel on Sunday 6 August.

Stuart Woodrow OW (1968-1975)