Cricket in Bishopsbourne

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08/05/05 - VE Day and the opening cricket game at Bishopsbourne (East Langdon, Game abandoned when the drizzle turned to a downpour).  This photo shows the pitch surrounded by the ornamantal plantings - these are the grounds of Charlton Park and were planted in the style of Capability Brown. Just visible in the forground is the far bank of the river Nailbourne - we sit on the opposite bank (Jopper's Bank) and cross over by a flimsy wooden plank.
15/05/05 and a packed Jopper's Bank crowd enjoy the sunshine and the Bishbourne team winning against Badlesmere. In the background is the pavilion and beyond is the village.
15th May
22/05 - A high scoring game against Walmer (finished as a draw) saw a near record turn out on the bank - this shot shows part of the crowd during the tea interval. NB The full sized image is the largest on the page and may take a few moments to load.
This game was also enlivened by some impromptu dog racing between Josh (a Jack Russel) and Merlot (Labrador)
Vs Walmer
05/06 - Folkestone Equitable visited Charlton Park. This shot shows the Bishopsbourne team relaxing during the early part of their innings. This changed later as a tight game saw wickets falling and everything decided on the last ball of the game!
Bish chilling
This game also saw the Jopper's Bank crowd on a road trip! Here the Bank is shown sitting next to the pavilion rather than on the bank.
Road trip
The famous bridge over the river to reach the bank.
The bridge
05/06 - Folkestone Equitable (fielding) and the Bishopsbourne batsmen leave the pitch after an exciting game.
It's a sign!
It's a sign

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