Dorothy, our driver's wife, an ex-cricketer herself was delighted that the speaker for the evening was that great character, ex Nottinghamshire and England cricketer and a Retford boy himself, Derek Randall. Derek spoke about his experiences playing cricket, first in his back garden, then for Retford and later for Nottinghamshire and England. He was excellent entertainment even for non-cricket lovers and in the middle of the football season.
After the excellent meal and before the speaker, I was asked to be part of the presentation of three Paul Harris Fellowships and one Sapphire PHF pin to members of the Retford Club - something that is always a pleasure.
|President Paul's wife Elizabeth and Gail receiving bouquets|