Taverners XI tournament

The Taverners XI got their cricket season off and running over the weekend with a trip to Devon for a tournament against the Lords & Commons Cricket Club and Sidmouth Cricket Club for the Sir Lindsay Hoyle Trophy.

The Tavs and Lords & Commons got things started on Saturday with a T20 match superbly hosted by Tipton St John Cricket Club who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. A huge thank you to everyone at Tipton CC for their support, wonderful hospitality, and hosting both teams on the day.

The Tavs XI came up short in the match which set up the following day’s fixtures at Sidmouth CC.

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Sadly, the weather intervened, and the full round of matches were not possible, so a combined Tavs and Lords & Commons side faced Sidmouth in a 15 over match with the hosts winning the game by just five runs despite some big hitting and a quick fire half century from England learning disability player Dan Bowser for the visitors.

The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Linsday Hoyle, attended both days and even got the action underway on Sunday to bowl the first few balls at East Devon MP Simon Jupp, but it was the host club who lifted the inaugural trophy.


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