On his way to bat for the last innings
                               JOHN BAKER BOWS OUT – WRINGTON 2nds  v BATH EXILES 2nds
John Baker donned the gloves for the last time for Wrington 2nds having unselfishly made way for his hugely
talented understudy 15 year-old Seb Williams. Regrettably a cricket team only needs one gloveman.
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Elegantly forced into the covers or ‘big swing, no ding’ …take your pick! Leaves the pitch with a traditional 0 not out. And time enjoyed out in the middle. Preparing to keep for the second innings Standing up during the match And leaves the field to a rousing ovation from team mates …and back into the hutch
For the record Wrington scored 214-9 and Exiles managed just 72 all out. On his last game John had
achieved the keeper’s hat-trick: a run out, a catch (standing up) and, most satisfyingly, a stumping off the last
ball of his last match. Perfect! And showing how much gas there is left in the tank for a Frank Sinatra style
come-back ??
John has been a great servant to the team over some ten years, as an efficient club secretary for many years
and as a player peaking possibly as part of the league winning team of 2002.
His smiling face still adorns the Sports and Social Club bar wall in the team photograph. And no doubt he will
be seen propping up the same bar in person for many more years as a tremendous supporter of Wrington
cricket, and sharing his experience and personal stories of the many good times enjoyed over the years.
Thanks John from all at the club.