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Lords Taverners by Spursfan2 on 12 April 2014 3:20pm
 
From 1972 - early 1991 we lived in Stone, Staffordshire which is about 5 miles from where we live today. We lived just a few yards from Stone Cricket Club which is used by Staffordshire for its Minor Cricket League games (I remember a foreign touring team played there one time - maybe the west Indies??).

One hot, sunny Summer afternoon in the 1980s Lords Taverners were playing at the ground (is that what you say for cricket clubs??!) against a team from Staffordshire I think. We were walking back from town with our two children and I decided to see who I could spot. I didn't like cricket but was up for seeing a few celebs play! Zak and the kids went home.

I can't remember all the celebs but the ones I CAN remember were: Willy Rushton, Frazer Hines and Robert Powell. There were others of course but I can't remember who!! To have those sort of celebs virtually on my doorstep was unheard of and surreal.

There appeared to be a break in batting so I lay on the grass to sunbathe. Next thing I knew, a voice just to the side of me boomed 'Excuse me Madam, I really don't want to disturb your sunbathing but..." and it was Willy Rushton, with another celeb (forgotten in the mists of time!!) who were going round everyone collecting money with a cotton sheet to throw money in to!!

I then joined a queue to get Frazer Hines autograph, but he said "I'll be back in a minute - just got to go to the car" (or something similar). He never came back and I haven't forgiven him!!

A wonderful afternoon which I had all but forgotten until it popped into my head yesterday!!

:)


 
Re: Lords Taverners by Ken Dunn on 13 April 2014 6:27am
 
A lovely story SF2.
 
Re: Lords Taverners by suzulu on 17 April 2014 12:27am
 
Sounds like it was a great afternoon.

That was mean of Frazer Hines! He was probably fed up of signing autographs and sneaked off.

 



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