‘Peter Pan’ Cricket Match in Dumfries


Posted by upbeat | Posted in Creativity, Health & Well Being | Posted on July 3, 2012

J M Barrie Anniversary Cricket Match at Nunholm on Thursday 28 June

To celebrate JM Barrie’s passion for cricket, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his death, and to raise funds for the work of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, a match took place between a JM Barrie Invitation XI (the Allahakbarries) and a Dumfries Select XI at Nunholm, the ground of Dumfries Cricket Club, on Thursday 28 June 2012. Barrie loved cricket. He played his first serious cricket at Dumfries Academy and went on, when his career took him to London, to form his own side, the Allahakbarries, who played mostly in the south of England. His players included such famous authors as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse, Jerome K. Jerome and A A Milne. Can’t say I’m a cricket fan, but I popped along during my lunch break to see the opening of this historic match.

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