LRGS pavilion officially opened

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LANCASHIRE opening batsman Paul Horton and former England rugby coach Brian Ashton MBE were among the guests at the opening of the newly-refurbished cricket pavilion at Lancaster Royal Grammar School on Sunday.

Horton, who was the leading run scorer for the Red Rose in last season’s County Cricket Championship-winning side, formally unveiled the Douglas Cameron Pavilion refurbishment and extension. 

Ashton, a former LRGS pupil who is taking over as president of the old boys’ association this summer, was also a guest at the event.

Father and son Trevor and Chris Glover, both former LRGS 1st XI captains, spoke on behalf of Douglas Cameron to recognise his contribution to LRGS and Lancashire Federation cricket teams over 50 years.

They were joined by 100 or so former pupils of the school who came to celebrate Cameron’s long association with the school.

Following the opening ceremony, the current LRGS 1st XI played a team of Old Lancastrians, resulting in a draw.

Old Lancastrians batted first scoring 201 for 7 before declaring, Michael Walling the stand out batsman with 78. Tom Williamson and Sam Letcher were the most successful bowlers for the 1st XI. The school side struggled to 119-8 with captain Sam Moorby making 35. Warren Quinn took three for 17 and Chris Glover two for 10.