160th Anniversary Celebrated in Style

The Bluemantle Pursuivant hosted Bluemantle cricketers past and present at the 160th anniversary of the Club at a drinks reception on 11th April 2022.

The event took place on at the College of Arms in the shadow of St. Pauls, and marked a momentous occasion in the history of the Bluemantle’s CC.

Mark Scott, Bluemantle Pursuivant, gave a gracious and amusing welcome speech to all present, and then introduced the Club’s President, Nigel Wheeler to say a few words.

The President regaled us with an animated history of the Bluemantle’s CC since 1862, and whilst lamenting that much of the Club’s documents were destroyed by fire when the Nevill Ground Pavilion was burned to the ground in 1913, he respected the irony of it being the Suffragettes who had set fire to it.

It was a jovial evening for which we thank Nick Ogden, Chairman, for his careful and thorough organisation as ever, and Mark Scott, Bluemantle Pursuivant, for hosting us so ceremoniously in the historic birthplace of The Club.