The history of the game.......
Since 2006, the 'Flower Show Cricket Match' has been an annual fixture between George Sherston's X1 and Matfield Cricket Club, and is played on the village green in Siegfried Sassoon's native village of of Matfield, Kent. There is some poetic licence involved, since the original match depicted in Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, was based on one that took place in the neighbouring village of Brenchley.
Wednesday 18th July 2012
....unfortunately the weather this year was a little unkind. Despite this, the match was well attended and keenly contested - ending in a draw after the rain closed-in and shortened the match just after the tea interval.
There is an excellent report of the match on the Matfield CC website.
The 2012 George Sherston X1
2011 Flower Show Match
A keenly contested draw.....
The 2009 match took place on Matfield village green on Wednesday 22nd July. George Sherston's X1 followed up their 2008 victory, winning by five wickets. Derek Underwood presented the trophy to the winning captain. For the first time the cricket match was preceded by a Golf Day, which took place at Lamberhurst on Tuesday 21st July, and was won by Neville Fox.