175th anniversary celebrations for Frenchay Cricket Club

September 28 2021

Frenchay and MCC players pictured at their match

Frenchay and MCC players pictured at their match

FRENCHAY Cricket Club proudly celebrated its 175th anniversary this year and, to properly celebrate this milestone, hosted four main cricket events over the course of the summer.
Kicking off the celebrations was a ‘legends match’, which reunited the hugely successful Frenchay team of the 90s, who took on a team made up of current Frenchay players.
The second, and main event of the summer, saw Frenchay host the world famous MCC.
The game took place in early July, as a crowd in the low hundreds gathered round the Bob Stone Ground and watched a spectacular all-day match, which resulted in a victory for the MCC.
To acknowledge the contribution of the youth section at Frenchay, more than 150 youngsters contributed in a two-week celebration of youth cricket.
This fortnight consisted of daily youth games against opposition clubs around Bristol.
Frenchay completed this fortnight of youth cricket by hosting Youth Day, an event in which over 90 Frenchay youth players participated in a mixed-age group, six-a-side competition, with the teams being named after individuals who have made big contributions to the club’s history.
The final cricket event saw Frenchay host a Bristol and District League Representative XI in a 40-over match. A highly-contested match saw Frenchay win by two wickets.
The anniversary celebrations are set to be finished off with a dinner at Dings Rugby Club on October 2.
BBC Test Match Special’s Charles Dagnall will be the guest speaker on what promises to be a fantastic evening, with more than 100 people already due to attend.

Liam Donaldson