South Leeds: Cricket club is ready to bowl over music fans

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MORLEY’S popular Wicketfest event will return this Bank Holiday weekend.

Organisers at Morley Cricket Club, where the music festival takes place, have booked a line-up that includes 15 live bands and acts. Among those on the bill on Sunday August 30 are Tionne Pringle, Fairway View, Dirty Vinyl, Cinnabar, The Department, Orchid, Big Mouth and Bar Tat Quintet, who are all performing in the town’s self-proclaimed “biggest beer garden” at the Scatcherd Lane ground.

The music is followed the next day by some quality cricket as Morley host the Crowther Cup final at the club. The competition is the oldest cup contested in England, having been established in 1883.

“Morley have made big strides this year on and off the field, so a successful Wicketfest and Crowther Cup final will set us up for the long winter ahead,” said club secretary Simon Barraclough.

We need everybody to make an effort by helping over that weekend in some shape of form by standing on the gate, selling raffle tickets, jumping behind the bar at busy times, lending a hand in the kitchen, doing a stint on the barbecue, becoming a parking attendant or even going round and collecting the rubbish up.”