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Isleham at the Haig National Village Cricket Championship Final
In true British sporting tradition, at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Fenland underdogs Isleham are out-bowled - and a streaker invades the pitch.
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Full of optimism for the match ahead, Isleham fans, head-to-toe in blue and white, arrive at Lord’s Cricket Ground for the Haig National Village Championship in 1975. For the first time in their history, the Isleham Tigers won the Cambridgeshire league, and continued to secure a once in a lifetime place in the final at Lord’s. Not bad for a tiny Fenland village. Of course, a final is not a final without a brief, or rather no-briefs, pitch invasion by an enthusiastic streaker!
Isleham Cricket Club played South Wales team Gowerton at the Championship final at Lord's on 30 August 1975. The landlord of Isleham's Red Lion pub joins the supporters with pre-match banter. Also, Cricketer Mal Collen speaks on behalf of Isleham.