Cricket club is 125 not out

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LYMM Oughtrington Park Cricket Club celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion is planning a series of club and community events throughout the summer.
Centrepiece will be a week-long cricket festival in June to coincide with the Lymm Festival.
But to kick-start the year, the club has put on new kit featuring a 125-year anniversary badge and sponsored by local dental practice Gavin Laidlaw Dental Solutions.
Chairman Paul Henbrey said: “We are delighted by Gavin’s support for the club, which has enabled us for the first time to have a club kit, which will be worn by all players and ensure our anniversary year starts with a bang.”
The kit will be worn by all teams, from the Under lls to the 1st XI.
The club was originally Oughtrington Park Cricket Club, playing in the grounds of Oughtrington Hall, a private estate, which now forms part of Lymm High School.
Club records go back to 1884 – and members feel sure it is the oldest sporting club in Lymm.
The ground, located behind the high school off Oughtrington Lane, was finally purchased by the club in 2000 and since then the club has gone from strength to strength to become a thriving community cricket club.
The club has two Saturday XIs in the Meller Braggins Cheshire League, and two friendly sides which play midweek and on Sundays.
This summer Under 11s, 13s, 15s and 18s sides will play fixtures in the North Cheshire Junior Cricket Association and are also hoping to add some girls’ fixtures with local clubs. The club has more than 100 members and alongside cricket, the newly refurbished clubhouse is now being used for community events, weddings and parties.
Anyone wanting to get involved will be welcomed either as players or spectators. Contacts are junior organiser Bob Sabberton on 01925 756736 or club chairman Paul Henbrey on 01925 486131.
A new club history will be published at the start of the season. Updates on the celebrations will be published on the club website at www.lymmopcc.hitscricket.com
Pictured are Bob Sabberton and Paul Henbrey receiving the new club shirts from Nicola Corless, practice manager at Gavin Laidlaw Dental Solutions.

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