This evening we held a small civic reception at the Guildhall for Shrewsbury Cricket Club in recognition of their outstanding achievement in winning the ECB National Knockout, after defeating Cambridge Granta at Derbyshire’s County Ground.

I invited the team, committee and their spouses for  a few drinks and to award them a framed certificate and the Shrewsbury Town Council “Floreat Salopia” Shield on behalf of the people of Shrewsbury.

Pictured above from Left to right: Club Chairman Andy Barnard, Mayoress Tricia Durnell, Club Captain Ed Foster and Yours Truly.

Our new Shrewsbury Town Council Crest is the three logerheads without the bridge above them, as we no longer have the Atcham part within our areas since the Unitary Authority was set up. In fact our new Crest is almost the same as the old Town Counil one of the early 1970’s, befor3e we became Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council.

Whilst at the Guildhall a number of the team took up my offer of being shown the town silver collection and accompanied me into the Mayors Parlour, where I gave them a brief history on a number of the items on display. Below is a photograph taken with the group whilst in the Mayors Parlour.

 This evening was also the evening of their annual Dinner and presentation event this year being held at the Grennhous Meadow. The Mayoress and myself were invited guests and so in a timed fashion we left the Guildhall only to meet again fifteen minutes later, on a role reveral situation.

 We had a most enjoyable night at the Greenhouse Meadow and met with many people who I had not seen for many years, one such person was a certain Steve Gayle, whom I had not seen since we went to watch Shrewsbury Town at the Gay Meadow in the late 1950’s early 1960’s I remember that Russell Crossley was in goal, ex Liverpool GK who was with Shrewsbury 1954-59. (I know and now admit that I am old, because  that was over 50 years ago, but I do have a good memory). Steve went with his mother and I went with my sister, as my sister and his mother worked together at the old Hartley Electronics firm that fully occupied what is now called the Hartlys Business Park and that is only a hundred or so yards away from where I now live, small world we live in. I also met people who I knew from Ford from many years ago, as my wife said to me on our way home, “is there anywhere we will ever go that you will not meet someone who you knew from the past”, my answer was I dont supose so why?

Over the years there have been many Shrewsbury Town footballers who have also been very good cricketers, the last one who I can remember was Joe Hart. So nothing wrong with my short term memory either. These days with injuries being a threat it seems to be frowned upon for footballers to also play cricket, yet it is or was a good way for the players to keep fit throughout the year.

Please click on the folowing link to go to the Shrewsbury Cricket Club Web-site. Thank you.




 A feature all about good positive stories, a must read if you want to put a smile on your face and be Proud of Shrewsbury, and become Part of the Team.

Make sure you get your copy this week and read the article. Thank You.  Tony




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Please remember to keep ane eye on the Mayors Charity Spring Ball Page. you can get to it through the menu bar at the top on my page just under the picture of the castle flower bed that my wife and I designed for the Battle of Shrewsbury 600th anniversary. Thank you Tony.




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