THERE was a real festival atmosphere at Marshfield last Saturday as alongside the first team’s top-of-the- table clash against Swindon in WEPL Wiltshire, the club were celebrating the 50th anniversary of their pavilion and eagerly awaiting the launch of their book – Bites Beyond the Boundary.

The book is a collection of favourite cricket tea recipes and initial sales have been strong, helping to raise funds for the club.

The project has been expertly organised by long-standing committee member Anne McCune, with its publication a real community effort from the publisher to the photographer.

McCune’s inspiration for the book came when the club were presented with an award in 2017 as the Most Hospitable Club in WEPL.

She said: “There was much discussion about the book but when I realised the club were about to celebrate 50 years of the current pavilion, which must have hosted over a 1000 teas, this spurred us all on to make Bites Beyond the Boundary a reality.

“I’d like to thank all the tea volunteers down the years, and of course those that have their recipes in the book.”

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