Queen’s Birthday Celebrations
On Sunday 12th June the villagers from Manley, Mouldsworth, Ashton Hayes and Alvanley celebrated the Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday with an inter-village cricket match which was held on the Parish Field in Manley.
The day started with a Five-a-Side football match in which teams from Manley, Alvanley and Ashton Hayes Primary Schools competed against each other, with a final in which Alvanley School beat Manley School in a close fought match ending in 2 -1 after extra time.
A victorious Alvanley fooball team!
There was then a short open-air service of thanksgiving for the life of the Queen, taken by Rev Canon Ray Samuels, which was also held on the Parish Field. This was followed by picnics, a communal BBQ, and a magnificent tea laid on by the village which included beautifully decorated festive cakes. Throughout the afternoon villagers watched cricket matches between the four local village teams, which culminated in a thrilling final between Manley and Ashton Hayes, with victory going to Manley.During the afternoon there was also tennis coaching on offer for all on the two grass tennis courts at Manley Village Hall Tennis Club.All of these events were supported with funding from Active Cheshire at CWaC.
Some of the excellent cakes on offer – too good to eat!
Manley’s winning cricketers (still waiting for the England call-up)
Some careful deliberation to select the best crown competition winners