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'The Last Match' to be performed at Scarborough Cricket Festival

— 31 July 2014

Seventy five years ago this summer, literally on the eve of the Second World War, a remarkable day’s cricket took place at the English seaside.

  • “The Last Match”, written by Colin Philpott and Kit Monkman, recalls the moment when the world was on the cusp of peace and war.

    The mini-drama, which lasts half an hour, features the heroic story of one of Yorkshire and England’s greatest cricketers but it’s also a story of people hanging on to peace and facing up to war.

    The drama will be performed in a marquee at the cricket ground on Thursday 14th August as part of the Scarborough Cricket Festival. Please arrive by 545pm for a 6pm start.

    This production is a pilot for a longer drama being planned to tour a number of venues around the country next year.

    We would be delighted if you were able to join us in Scarborough for the pilot on 14th August and give us some feedback as we develop the full drama. Drinks will be available immediately after the performance.

    Admission is free and you don’t need a ticket but it would be helpful if you could let us know in advance if you’re able to join us by emailing .

    More details about this project are to be found at

    Directions – There is limited parking in and around the ground but the ground is only ten minutes’ walk from Scarborough Railway Station. The postcode is YO12 7TJ. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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