Ten Not Out
July 8th, 1914 it was just a typical village cricket match on a lazy summer’s afternoon at Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club. This match was like every other cricket match, except this one was special, it was the last to be played for four years. And for forty young men – it was the last one ever to be played.
World War One was to take its toll, like in many other village cricket teams – and we would like you to help us remember all those young men who lost their lives ‘making the supreme sacrifice’.
The Birmingham Hippodrome held a special cricket match on 3 July – between the present 2016 XI and the past XI of 2004! During the cricket match, Highly Sprung and local schools and residents recreated those pre-war 1914 halcyon days with music and song, games and food for all the family, and when the match stopped for tea, audiences were taken back when the drama moved from the cricket field to the battlefield.