THE inaugural past and present player get together for Atherton Cricket Club proved too much of a lure for former treasurer of 31 years John Cleworth.

He found out about the reunion on Thursday last and quickly made arrangements to travel a 600-mile round trip from his home in Aviemore with a stopover at his son’s house in Chester.

He joined about 40 members at Higham Park to help launch the new Association.

The highlight of the evening revolved around the voting of the best 11 players to have represented the club, a discussion which is continuing still.

Anyone who is a past player and wishes to become involved should contact Tony Gredecki on 07779 353883.