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Mid Argyll Cricket Club pulls up the stumps

THE SOUND of leather on willow could be heard in the rain at the foot of Dunadd Hill for possibly the very last time. It marked the end of a 25-year innings for Mid Argyll Cricket Club.

It may be a surprise to know that cricket was not only a feature in Mid Argyll for 25 years, but that cricket in Argyll has a long and ancient tradition.

Records from the 19th century show that cricket teams existed in Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Inveraray and other Argyll towns. However World War One had a devastating impact on the fortunes of the game.

Land reclamation, World War Two and the surge in popularity of football further impacted on the game, leaving local teams struggling.

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