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Langleybury were outfoxed in batting, bowling and fielding by Foxton CC on Sunday in Round 6 of The Davidstow Village Cup. Foxton won the toss and were 10 runs to the good after one over. A run out opportunity was missed … Continue reading
On Sunday there is the small matter of The Davidstow Village Cup when we host Foxton CC from Cambridgeshire. This is Round 6 though if it were a FIFA football competition it would be rather snappily named “The Round of … Continue reading
A busy weekend of Cricket begins this Friday when two of our junior teams, compete in their County Quarter Finals, hoping to qualify for their respective Finals Day this Sunday. The U11’s play away at Bishops Stortford and hope to … Continue reading
Norman Harold Chase, Langleybury Cricket Club’s President since 1998 died on 4th July 2015 aged 94 years.
He played rugby for Watford Grammar School for Boys before the Second World War and then during it trained as a light aircraft pilot and attained the rank of Major.
Eventually he fought in Italy at Anzio and was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross citation which says that “he has the greatest efficiency and cool courage” On three occasions he flew over enemy lines subject to heavy fire from the ground and the citation further states that “he showed continued courage over a long period and a very great devotion to duty” Bizarrely it is believed that he was eventually shot down accidentally by his own forces!
He married in 1943 and after the war became a qualified accountant and worked as a Company Secretary for a number of companies.
He became involved in Langleybury Cricket Club in the 1970’s and was a Vice President before becoming President of the club in 1998. Although not an actual cricketer as such, he was a great and generous supporter and patron of the club, which resulted in the pavilion being named after him.
He was very proud when the club played at Lords in 1996 in the final of The Village Cup and often bought jugs of beer for Langleybury teams, hardly missing a weekend during the summer.
Due to ill health he was unable to visit the club much recently but did visit twice this current season from the Care Home where he was staying.
His funeral will be at Garston Crematorium on the 14th July at 1.20 pm and afterwards at Langleybury Cricket Club.
Tonight on the main square, the Under 11’s are holding a Single Wicket Competition which will be accompanied by a Bar-B-Q On Saturday all four teams are once again in action in their respective divisions of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket … Continue reading
After last Sunday’s victory away at Dinton CC in round 5 of the Village Cup, Langleybury find themselves in the last 16 of the competition. The round 6 fixture takes place at Langleybury on Sunday 12th July from 1.00pm when … Continue reading
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Congratulations go to Mike on becoming Langleybury’s second current England International when he was selected and played for England over 60’s against Australia, last Sunday at Middleton-on-Sea in Sussex. Unfortunately Mike was on the losing side as the Australians won … Continue reading
Sunday 28th June 2015 Dinton won the toss and chose to bat on an overcast day. Langleybury couldn’t have started better with both openers back in the pavilion for ducks in the first 2 overs, with Andrew Cheeseman and Habib … Continue reading
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