I have received replies from Lismore CC who would like to play us!
Anyone for cricket?
Richard Endacott, a member of Windsor Cricket Club in Berkshire, England, sent us an e-mail “to see if there are any cricket clubs who would be keen to play against us,” when they undertake a short tour to the saturated south-east in early August.
“I have heard many great things about Waterford,” he says, “and would welcome the opportunity to bring a group of cricketers to play and of course enjoy your renowned hospitality and the craic.”
In return, “any interested clubs will be invited to take part in the 2004 Windsor Cricket Festival, which often welcomes sides from Holland and Italy and other such cricket ‘hotspots’.”
He’s asked me to send his e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) on to any relevant cricket clubs and also point them in the direction of the Windsor club’s very informative website – www.windsorcc.com
Given that I’m not exactly up to speed with Waterford’s cricketing scene (as far as I know there’s the Waterford Vikings Cricket Club, as well as The Glass, Dunmore East and Lismore), perhaps those familiar with the local LBW low-down at Ballinakill could pass on the message.
And, this is just a suggestion, but if ‘The Windsors’ do make it across, maybe Waterford Crystal, who were commissioned to cut a glass replica of the famous Ashes trophy a few years back, could stump up a suitable piece to mark the occasion. I’m sure the visitors would be bowled over.