The end of an era

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Dear readers

I have been coordinating and writing about the fortunes of Audlem Cricket Club since the inception of AudlemOnline back in 2005. During this time I hope that the stories have been informative and sometimes amusing, as well as factual.

Unfortunately, I now feel that I am unable to continue to provide what some readers may feel are lengthy reports about a boring sport. If you think that the stories are lengthy when you read them online, you ought to see how long some of them are when they come to me!

I would like to thank all of the cricketers who have submitted their match reports over the years. These include, in no particular order, Richard Wilson, Tom Kural, Chris Shenton, Tom Measures, Zar Ahmed, Leo North, John Wainwright, Paddy Leese, Andy Capper, James Hindle and Toby Banfield.

I must stress that I have no issue with anyone at the Cricket Club, which I joined in 1977, a couple of months after we moved to Audlem. Indeed not only I, but my wife Pam and our son Colin played for the Club. I will continue to follow their progress by reading the reports on the occasions that I am unable to go the Gorse Croft.

I am now handing over the reins to the AudlemOnline team, who I am sure, will continue to provide the match reports and keep you informed of the league positions of the 1st and 2nd XIs as they ply their trade in the Cheshire Cricket Alliance.

Once again, thanks for reading the reports over the last nine years. It's been a privilege and a great pleasure to write them.

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