Monday, May 13, 2013

Rain stops play at Barkby

My favourite book at the moment - Country House Cricket Grounds of Leicestershire and Rutland by E.E. Snow - records that cricket has been played at Barkby Hall since at least 1846 and that the ground is still under the patronage of the Pochin family.

This probably explains the appealing mixture of the modern - the electronic scoreboard - and the quaint - two trees standing in the field of play.

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