Hutton provides a Celebration of Cricket to the community

Brian Jeeves

Hutton Cricket Club provided enthusiastic players, officials and supporters from the community to join them at the Polo Field Ground for A Celebration of Cricket coinciding with their annual Presidents Day.

A sizable number attended, with events getting underway with an All-Stars session for children between the ages of 5 and 8 as well as competitions for boys and girls in the under 11-13 bracket.

Each participant received a commemorative medal, with parents and players expressing how much they enjoyed the events

A bowl-out involving the parents proved plenty of fun, with a dad who didn’t play cricket taking the honours ahead of some of the clubs’ regular cricketers.

The crowd were treated to an exciting conclusion as under 15 girls, representing Hutton and Essex County Cricket Club went head to head in a match played in the Hundred format – Essex claiming a dramatic victory.

Concluding a memorable day, representative teams from Hutton and Essex played another thoroughly enjoyable Hundred match. Essex included first-teamers, Ben Allison and Will Buttleman. This time Hutton took the honours, but again, cricket was the overall winner.

There were plenty of other attractions, including a bouncy castle, a bungee run, face painting, barbeque and a raffle, while players were provided with an opportunity to recycle outgrown and unwanted playing kit, which proved very popular.

Head of Cricket operations at Essex County Cricket Club, Dan Fiest, enthused: “The day at Hutton was a brilliant showcase of how the game of Cricket really is a game for everyone, it was powerful to see how a Club who really sees its core values as being at the heart of the community be able to engage and impact so many different people.

“We continue to take this inspiration from so many volunteers across the county, to continue moving forward and work with clubs and the broader game to drive the aspiration to enhance every section and individual within the community.”

Meanwhile, Nick Watson, from Hutton Cricket Club, added: “It was a fabulous family fun day enjoyed by players and spectators alike from ages 5 to 91.“


Brian Jeeves