BURGHILL, Tillington and Weobley cricket club celebrated their 50th anniversary with a celebratory T20 match.

It was a great success with many founder members attending the celebrations.  Not even the searing heat with little shade could stifle the spirits.

The highlight of the day was a T20 match between a mixed club side and a chairman’s XI, consisting of ex-players.

Herefordshire National Counties star Barney Morgan was pitted against his older sibling Owen in the T20 game.

The club side batted first and racked up a formidable total of 244 from their 20 overs.

Tim Walsh and Owen Morgan retired on half centuries and Jack Stockdale was 45 not out at the end.  Barney Morgan was the pick of the bowlers with 1 for 12 from his two overs.

In reply the chairman’s XI opened up with Barney Morgan and John Terry.  They both hit 24 ball half centuries before retiring.

Wickets then tumbled before Steve Extras came to the crease with four overs remaining and 68 runs needed.

In an astonishing display of quick scoring he led the chairman’s XI to victory. Extras eventually won the match for the chairman’s XI off the last ball.

The club’s under-15 and under-11 sides challenged their parents to entertaining matches, which was enjoyed by the large crowd gathered. 


There was also a raffle whicj raised £343 for Water Aid UK. Burghill, Tillington and Weobley sponsored by pension and investment consultants PAF Hereford Ltd.


There was also a bar and BBQ which were as popular as the collage of pictures spanning the history of the club, sprint races and the chairman’s lung tester challenge.