Yesterday, the 14th June 2017, West district played their fixture against Colston’s School in Bristol – and guess who should turn up but Gary Sobers ! He was acting in his capacity of cricket ambassador for Barbados, and particularly their schools tournament, and came to Colston’s to extend an early welcome to the School team as it is taking part in the tournament this July. What the School did not realise is that Sir G is also an Hon Life Member of the Forty Club so we too were delighted to see him there.
The Captain of the School XI presented a cap and a tie. Barry Aitken on behalf of the Forty Club presented an XL shield; and Forty Club Treasurer Peter Rebera managed a long chat with the great man – perhaps to get some tips after his 15 ball duck earlier in the game!