THE recent Cricket World Cup Final may seem like the climax of the one day match for the summer but there was one more to go this week.

The annual cricket match between boy choristers and clergy at Winchester Cathedral took place last Wednesday when the Pilgrims’ School playing field resonated with leather upon willow rather than hymns and psalms.

Nobody at the Cathedral knows precisely when the tradition started, but the annual cricket match has been enjoyed for a number of decades and the choristers almost always win – this time just by one run: they must have been taking advice from our international players!