THE FISCHER GROUND, GRACE ROAD, LEICESTER DYFED-POWYS v NORTHUMBERLAND & DURHAM A very warm and humid morning greeted both teams as they arrived for the 2016 Final at Grace Road. With the sun burning off the mist it was to become a very hot afternoon with the sun blazing down on the ground.
On July 18 1973 British Police Cricket Club played its first fixture v MCC at Bramshill Police College.
Further fixtures against a County XI, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Club Cricket Conference were introduced in 1974, 75 & 76 which led to a regular Tour taking place on an Annual basis.
The Metropolitan Police Cricket Team won the Police Credit Union National Knockout Final, defeating Essex at Grace Road Leicestershire, ending a 21-year wait since their last National Final victory, in 1993.
The John Giffard Plate final was played at Kibworth Cricket Club in Leicestershire on Thursday 5th September with Leicestershire hosting South Wales and Gwent Police. The setting was excellent and the weather set fair.
Police Credit Union will sponsor the British Police Cricket Club for a third season, extending an association that was first set up in 2011.
Peter Evans (CEO of Police Credit Union) said: "Our second association with Police Sport UK cricket in 2012 built on our inaugural year in 2011 and was again a great success, helping raise the profile of Police Credit Union across the UK Police family."
The combined South Wales & Gwent team secured a comfortable victory by 65 runs over defending Champions Dyfed-Powys at Derbyshire CCC on Wednesday 19th June in the National Knockout Final Sponsored by Police Credit Union.