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Kexborough Pays Tribute To Richard Tolson With Memorial Shield

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On Monday (5th May), Kexborough Cricket Club hosted the Rich T. Memorial Shield in memory of our dear friend Richard Tolson.

A very good team from Nottingham, Plumtree CC, were our opponents and the match started at 11.30 with Plumtree opening the batting. 

Kexboroughs fielding was excellent, and apart from one exceptional opening batter, we restricted the other batmen to some low scoring, but Plumtree did post a challenging total of 143 all out. 

Kexborough started slowly in their reply against some very good bowling and while we didn’t lose any early wickets the batsmen struggled to score heavily. 

Some quick runs near the end of the innings meant that Kexborough fell short by around 30 runs with wickets in hand. 

All in all, a fantastic game of cricket to watch and I’m sure everyone went away happy with their performance. 

Man of the match for Kexborough was Nabeal Khan (27 not out, a catch and two run outs). 

May I also give a big thank you to Marcus Lee, who was our reserve for the day but didn’t get a chance to play.
I would like to thank all the volunteers that made sure the event ran smoothly and without your help we could not have put on this event for the juniors and the Tolson family:

  • Kev Steel on BBQ
  • Chris Evans umpiring for 70 overs
  • Jane Steel coaching and picking MofM
  • Anita Hill and June Lee for Scoring
  • All the kitchen ladies (Liz, Kelda, Jo, Julia, Andrew Burgess (kitchen lady for the day) – apologies if I’ve missed anyone)
  • Neil Hinchliffe and his team for preparing the ground
  • Andrew Hinchliffe for liaising between the two teams

The club raised £225 for the trust set up in Richards name. 

Thank you to everyone who brought raffle prizes and who bought raffle tickets. 

Richard's wife, Sarah, attended the event with Ellis, Richard's son, captaining the team. 

Richard's Mum, Dad, brother and family were also in attendance with Richard's Dad thanking the club for celebrating Richard in this way. 

That’s a big thank you to everyone.