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'Owzat!' - A celebration of 240 years of cricket in Dorking

22:58 23 May 2011

'Owzat!' - A celebration of 240 years of cricket in Dorking

'Owzat!' - A celebration of 240 years of cricket in Dorking, supported by Mole Valley District Council and Surrey Hills Society, was held at Cotmandene under blue skies on Sunday September 12

Words and photos by Surrey Life reader Ian Hunt


A celebration of 240 years of cricket in Dorking, Owzat!, was held at Cotmandene under blue skies on Sunday September 12.


The cricket match, supported by Mole Valley District Council and Surrey Hills Society, was one of the more unusual Heritage Open Days weekend events.


It celebrated the famous painting of cricket on Cotmandene by James Canter (c1770) which hangs in the Long Room at Lord's Cricket Ground.


Local artist Sherree Valentine-Daines who is well known for her sports themed paintings, one of which also hangs at Lord's Cricket Ground, had easel and oil paints at the match and was putting finishing touches to this latest work which is her own modern interpretation of the scene two hundred years on.


Under arm bowling, two stick stumps, different shaped cricket bat, plus waistcoats were the clues that this wasn't the game we have become used to in the 21st century.


Tea and refreshments sold raised almost 1,300 on the day for the Kids for Kids charity.

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