The Queen (Temporarily) Stops Play
On Saturday 30th of August the annual match of the Netherlands-based Fellowship of Fairly Odd Places C.C. was played at the glorious and royal Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire.
As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was in residence the estate was sealed off for the general public but FFOP CC. were however graciously welcomed.
This year’s opponents were the utterly hospitable and friendly Crathie CC. who, under inspiring leadership of skipper Rhod McEwan, duly and soundly beat FFOP.
Crathie made 135 and FFOP closed on 110 for six in a 25 over per side match.
At one stage the Queen appeared at the boundary edge, smiling and waving at the players. Play was temporally stopped in order for the players to acknowledge her friendly gesture by waving back.
Play resumed forthwith as Her Majesty moved on.
The after-match dinner welcomed former England player John Edrich as Guest of Honour.
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