Heriot's celebrate 125 year anniversary
Heriot’s Cricket Club are celebrating their 125 year anniversary this weekend and prepare to take on a Scottish President’s XI at Goldenacre this Sunday (27th July).
Captaining the President’s XI will be ex-Scotland captain Gordon Drummond, while former Scotland under 19 opening bowler, and Cambridge Blues player, Paddy Sadler is likely to spearhead the attack with former Saltire John Blain returning to Goldenacre to face his former club.
Joining them will be George Munsey of Grange CC alongside overseas players from Poloc CC, SMRH CC and Edinburgh South CC in Malcolm Nofal, Brad Moses and Darryl Hendricks.
Chris Middleton, President of Heriot’s CC commented: “Looking back over our history it is quite good fun to see that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
In the 1940’s the Secretary was complaining about not having enough volunteers to help run things, in the 60’s they were worrying about being continual bridesmaids in the leagues, in the 1980’s there was concern about the development of a youth section in order to continue our success, and here in 2014 we have all of those still on the agenda and more: and yet here we still are, playing top level cricket at a wonderful ground and hopefully contributing to the development of the sport in Scotland.
125 years is something we’re celebrating personally and quietly as a club, however our fixture against Scotland President’s XI is the one way we have chosen to openly thank not only our members but our rival clubs too for helping push and challenge us each and every season we have been in existence. Without them both our standards and legacy would not have been as high or as great, so seeing representatives of many different clubs in a Scotland shirt playing Heriot’s will be truly fitting for the occasion.”
This match will start at 1pm with free entry.
Heriot’s Squad: Steven Knox, David Ross, Max Papworth, Cam Farrell, Charlie MacLeod, Peter Ross, Iain Worth, James Hearn, Sean Weeraratna, Uli Jooste, Alex Anderson, Ali Farooq