Old Leightonians Cricket Club

The Old Leightonians Cricket Club is a cricket club for former pupils of Leighton Park School, Reading, Berkshire.wikipedia
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The Old Leightonians Cricket Club is a cricket club for former pupils of Leighton Park School, Reading, Berkshire.

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The Old Leightonians Cricket Club is a cricket club for former pupils of Leighton Park School, Reading, Berkshire.

Reading, Berkshire

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The Old Leightonians Cricket Club is a cricket club for former pupils of Leighton Park School, Reading, Berkshire.

East Midlands

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The club does not compete in league cricket and thus most of its fixtures are friendly matches against a variety of opponents – from teams in the Reading area (including Leighton Park School's 1st XI) through to sides in the club's current touring destinations: the East Midlands, Devon, Kent and Nantes, France.

Devon

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The club does not compete in league cricket and thus most of its fixtures are friendly matches against a variety of opponents – from teams in the Reading area (including Leighton Park School's 1st XI) through to sides in the club's current touring destinations: the East Midlands, Devon, Kent and Nantes, France.

Kent

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The club does not compete in league cricket and thus most of its fixtures are friendly matches against a variety of opponents – from teams in the Reading area (including Leighton Park School's 1st XI) through to sides in the club's current touring destinations: the East Midlands, Devon, Kent and Nantes, France.

Nantes

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The club does not compete in league cricket and thus most of its fixtures are friendly matches against a variety of opponents – from teams in the Reading area (including Leighton Park School's 1st XI) through to sides in the club's current touring destinations: the East Midlands, Devon, Kent and Nantes, France.

Netherlands

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Since then the fixture has been contested annually, with a few exceptions, and for many years it represented the only chance for former pupils to play under the Old Leightonians banner – although a number of other matches, including some in the Netherlands, were played by Old Leightonians sides in the 1920s and 1930s.

NatWest

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It was not until 1976, at a game between the OLs and NatWest Bank, that the idea of staging regular Old Leightonians fixtures against other teams each season (in addition to the annual fixture against the school) was first put forward, and this led to the formation of the club in 1977.

Puttenham, Surrey

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The Old Leightonians Cricket Club was founded by Graham Carter and Martin Wigram on Sunday 27 February 1977 at the Jolly Farmer pub in Puttenham, Surrey, with Carter taking the jobs of Club Secretary and Statistician while Wigram assumed the role of Fixture Secretary.

Hat-trick

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Brewer finished the match with a hat-trick as the school 1st XI were bowled out for 128, giving the OLCC a 49-run victory.

Suffolk

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Later that season the club embarked on its first tour, playing three games in Suffolk at the start of July.

West Country

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Though the annual tour to Suffolk only lasted until 1979, a replacement touring venue was found in the West Country in 1982, beginning a run of annual tours to the area that would not end until 2007.

Test Match Special

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By 1986, the club's membership had risen to 75 and to mark the successful completion of ten seasons, a special dinner was held at which the guest speaker was the Test Match Special scorer Bill Frindall.

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By 1986, the club's membership had risen to 75 and to mark the successful completion of ten seasons, a special dinner was held at which the guest speaker was the Test Match Special scorer Bill Frindall.

Bill Frindall

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By 1986, the club's membership had risen to 75 and to mark the successful completion of ten seasons, a special dinner was held at which the guest speaker was the Test Match Special scorer Bill Frindall.

Rein

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There was a shake-up of the clubs roles, with James Barratt taking the reins as club secretary, Nick Hayles assuming the roles of club treasurer and availability secretary and Seb Powers becoming the new club statistician.

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Sri Lanka

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