CRICKET - Almeley Cricket Club is celebrating its own Diamond Jubilee with a special match on June 24, between the President’s XI and the Chairman’s XI, at the home ground on Spearmarsh Common. Food and drinks will be served in the village hall from 6.30pm. The club was established in 1952 by Almeley residents John Mokler, the late Vic Goode, Stan Gates, Harry Moreland, Cyril Griffiths and Keith Wessendorf. The pavilion was erected on a site at Spearmarsh Cottage. Games have been played continuously up to 2012, with 48 playing members who compete in divisions two and five of the Marches Cricket League as well as holding Sunday friendly games.

JUBILEE - Inclement weather prevented the tea party being held in the road outside the village hall, so the organisers transferred it inside the hall. The building was filled to capacity with residents sharing the excellent selection of food which they had provided.

Amusement for the children was provided in a room adjacent to the main hall PARISH COUNCIL - The council has arranged a public meeting in the village hall on July 6, at 8pm to discuss the neighbourhood development meeting. Further details are on the Almeley website.