Memory Day - 20th August 2017 On Sunday 20th August we had a special additional event to watch the Hampshire Vipers in a T20 game, the result of a personal invitation from Suzie Bates when she visited us for the previous Memory Day.
Memory Day - 6th August 2017 New Friends; New Memories The latest round of County Championship games saw Lancashire arrive at the Ageas Bowl as Hampshire looked for revenge after a heavy defeat in Manchester earlier this season. Day One also saw 1864’s latest Memory Day; the opportunity for those living with dementia to come along and watch some county cricket in quiet surroundings, alongside family members and / or friends so that new memories can also be created. This was our biggest Memory Day to date with over 30 people attending and we must say a very grateful thanks to all at the Ageas Bowl and Hampshire Cricket for their amazing support which allow these days to take place. The glorious sunshine allowed everyone to be outside and see Hampshire dominate the first innings having been put into the field by the visitors. By lunch, after a relatively decent start, Lancashire found themselves three down with Hameed (c Adams b Edwards), Davies (c Ervine b Dawson) and Vilas (c McManus b Holland) all back in the dressing room. This start to the game meant a very upbeat and positive luncheon interval was enjoyed by all with much laughter and exchanging of stories; a reminder that these days serve so much to benefit the carers and families as much as those living with dementia. As wickets continued to tumble during the afternoon session, our friends were treated to a visit from Richard Griffiths from the Hampshire Cricket Archives with some more historic mementoes to show, followed by the arrival of our three overseas Southern Vipers players; South Africa’s Mignon du Preez, Barbados’ Hayley Matthews and world player of the year from New Zealand, Suzie Bates. They all spent time talking to those present, and many are now looking forward to our next Memory Day at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday 20th August to see the Vipers take on Surrey Stars in this years Women’s Super League T20, for which the Vipers are defending champions. By the end of the day’s play, Lancashire had been dismissed for just 149, Hampshire were 147-5 in reply and everyone was able to venture homewards having enjoyed another memorable day and looking forward to our final three for this season as well as thinking about programmes to launch for the winter months too. If you know anyone who is living with or impacted by dementia or mental health conditions and would like to come along to our Memory Days, or would like to know more about our support through engagement in sport, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and help. To keep up to date with all 1864 news, don’t forget to visit us at www.1864Hampshire.co.uk The photo's below are from this Memory Day