Adam Elston, Andy Palmer, cambridgeshire county, Cambridgeshire County League, Linton, Linton Granta, Luke Stanley, Meadow Lane, Newmarket Town, party frocks, river granta, Simon Greathead, Tom Williams, Wacky Races
Friday 4th May 2012 ko 6.45pm
Cambridgeshire County League
LINTON GRANTA 7 (A Palmer 7 30 Greathead 23 Elston 73 Stanley 76 82 84)
NEWMARKET TOWN RESERVES 1 (Williams 90)
Att 90 (h/c)
The idea for this extravaganza was Wavendon-based Chris Garner’s. He pointed out that a sharp exit from work in Banbury at 4.30 meant I could pick him up in Milton Keynes at 5.30. That gave us 75 minutes to knock off 50-or-so miles to Linton, the wrong side of Cambridge, simple? Not on a Friday, and the Black Cat (roundabout on the A1) wasn’t so lucky on this occasion. Still we only missed a minute or two, and what a great tick to get, and Len Spierenburg and Don Scott filled in the gaps.
The village lies on the southern edge of the county, and is best known for its zoo. There’s also a Festival each May Bank Holiday, with participants dressed in comedy costumes racing down the High Street, stopping in all the pubs for a pint, and then racing through the fields next to the village and back down the High Street. Continue reading