Hallgarth cheers Chester-le-Street cricket!

Anyone for cricket?

Hallgarth table cricket team were invited to and had the honour of visiting Durham County Cricket Club at Chester-le-Street last week, to watch the final day of a match between Durham and Middlesex.

They enjoyed an amazing view sitting outside and later moved indoors to a box and continued to watch the game.

It was Paul Collingwood's final game for Durham and everyone was delighted when he took a wicket! The group also enjoyed the company of player Brydon Carse, who took the time for an informative question and answer session.

Resident George - aged 101 years young - had played for Chester-le-Street cricket club in his youth and was thrilled to attend the live game - adding that he hadn't expected to ever had the chance again and having his son-in-law there with him had made his day.

Another resident Grace, celebrated her 89th birthday on the day and said:

"I had never been to a cricket match and what an adventure to spend my birthday here!

"I only started to play table cricket at Hallgarth and it's really enjoyable. I like to bat the best and scored a six, but I'm not too bad at fielding either and have caught a few out in the games!"

Date published: 9 October 2018

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