It is probably the most anticipated President’s Day in history.
The 2020 season, so ravaged and curtailed by the dreaded Coronovirus, will be brought to its close at Loperwood Park on Saturday 12th September with a game where Steve Brandes’ President’s Legends XI take on a Calmore Sports XI and all of the stops have been pulled out to make it an occasion to remember on the playing front.
Former club skipper Steve has called on six of his first XI captaincy successors amongst his 13 man squad which can boast 1,332 first XI caps, 22,435 runs, 114 fifty plus scores, 878 wickets and 57 four-wicket hauls to their names.
Quite some numbers there to prove the tag of ‘Legends’ has not been used lightly.
Mark Lavelle will name his XI in due course but will be fielding as strong an XI as possible to pit themselves against the following bounty of the great and good of Calmore past.
CALMORE SPORTS PRESIDENT’S LEGENDS XI
Paul Draper (165 matches, 4479 runs, 185 wickets)
Tom Pegler (299 matches, 5610 runs, 141 catches, 10 stumpings)
Paul Cass (133 matches, 2510 runs, 140 wickets)
Martin Kellaway (82 matches, 1774 runs, 63 catches, 34 stumpings)
Clive Surry (87 matches, 1845 runs, 10 wickets)
Dave Rouse (22 matches, 411 runs)
James Hibberd (112 matches, 2302 runs, 120 wickets)
Matt Metcalfe (17 matches, 120 runs, 24 wickets)
Mark Boston (138 matches, 1422 runs, 116 wickets)
Charlie Freeston (42 matches, 400 runs, 54 wickets)
Roy Walton (36 matches, 230 runs, 40 wickets)
Dave Brandes (41 matches, 354 runs)
Paul Proudley (158 matches, 978 runs, 189 wickets)
The match, a 40-over a side game starting at 12noon, will bring the curtain down on this strangest of all seasons so please do come along and support the club.
Bar will be open, of course – let make it a day to remember.