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Festival cricket match on Broughton Common

A SPECIAL cricket match will take place on  Sunday 16th July from 2pm, on the Common at Broughton Gifford. The event, which is part of the Frome Festival, has links to local families whose members played cricket in the village before the First World War.

Martin Bax, who is president of the annual Frome Festival, now in its 17th year, explains,  “Broughton Gifford Manor was the base for Clifford and Arnold Bax’s legendary cricket tours before the First World War.

“This year, the New Bax Broughtonians, at least half of them from the Bax family, will play the village team captained by Tom Gerrish. His great-grandfather, Charles, played in the 1912 match, when Edward Thomas scored 2 runs for the Bax team.”

Refreshments are available at the Bell on the Common. More information about the festival can be found on the website: www.fromefestival.co.uk