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World Cup Viewing

Recent events have highlighted the bonus to village life of the recent extension to the Village Hall and the provision within it of a nice large TV screen with a licence to view the main TV channels.

Thus in recent weeks Denton Residents have been able to come together to support the England football team as they battled to represent us in the World Cup in Moscow. The "Green Room" has been packed and the bar, open as usual (thank-you Dave), has provided suitable liquid refreshment.

The three group games saw England through to a Quarter-Final against Sweden on Saturday 7/7. This produced a convincing 2-0 win to entertain the assembled village fans. Unfortunately, the result of the Semi- Final against Croatia on the 11th was not so enjoyable. But once again the Village Hall proved its position as the centre of Denton life.

A Fitting Tribute

The Memorial Cricket Match held on the Playing Field on Sunday provided a very fitting tribute to the late, and much missed, Craig Whipps.

As usual with this, almost annual, event, the contest was hotly contested over 16 overs per side between the two scratch teams led by Gill Hipwell and Terry Hanner, but played in the best sporting spirit.


The Participants

The result was very close with Terry’s team needing 5 runs to win off the last over and squeaking home with three balls to spare. There were several outstanding individual performances but the bowling prize should surely go to Alex Eley who achieved three dismissals in his two overs.

Thanks must go to Chris and Jean Whipps for organising the match and to everybody who contributed particularly those who provided the excellent refreshments.

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