Cricket Scotland Lord's Dinner for St Andrew's Night
On St Andrew’s Day last Friday, Cricket Scotland hosted a dinner in the Long Room at Lord’s.
The iconic setting was made available through the generosity of the MCC, and was a stunning location for Cricket Scotland to welcome their corporate and cricketing partners to a celebration of the game in Scotland on an evening very special to Scots around the world.
The guest list included former Scotland cricketers Brian Hardie and Dougie Brown, ECB Chief Executive David Collier, ICC past President David Morgan and former England player Angus Fraser representing the MCC. With representatives from many of Cricket Scotland’s corporate partners present such as The Parkmead Group, Adam & Company, PROBIZ, Murgitroyd & Company, CHICKS, The Witherby Publishing Group, Factory Eleven, The Gannochy Trust and others, the venue was filled with over 140 guests.
Following an introduction by Cricket Scotland’s Chairman, Keith Oliver, who gave an uplifting address describing the growth of the game in Scotland and the many recent on- and off-field successes, the guests were royally entertained by Henry Blofeld and Professor David Purdie. During the course of the evening Jack Ker, the President of Cricket Scotland, made a presentation to Keith Oliver to celebrate his decade as Chairman of Cricket Scotland.
Cricket Scotland would like to thank the many partner organisations and individuals who hosted tables on the evening, as well as the MCC for their support. Without this assistance the event could not have taken place.
During the course of the night, a silent auction raised money to support Cricket Scotland’s charity partner CHICKS, as well as the fundraising efforts of the Scotland Women’s development squad for its tour to the UAE in March 2013.
Commenting on the evening, Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Roddy Smith stated, ’’Having the opportunity to host a dinner in cricket’s most iconic setting was a wonderful opportunity for Cricket Scotland to thank its corporate and cricketing partners, as well as raising the organisation’s profile within the London business community. With a very busy and important year ahead in 2013 the evening celebrated our game, whilst highlighting the importance of working in partnership with both cricketing and commercial bodies to support our on-going development.”