Mustoe hopes to build on Festival success

Scarborough Cricket Club chairman Bill Mustoe at this year's Scarborough Cricket Festival dinner with Scarborough News sports reporter Daniel Gregory. Picture: Graeme Farrah
Scarborough Cricket Club chairman Bill Mustoe at this year's Scarborough Cricket Festival dinner with Scarborough News sports reporter Daniel Gregory. Picture: Graeme Farrah
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Scarborough Cricket Club chairman Bill Mustoe hopes to build on the success of this year’s Scarborough Cricket Festival into its 129th year in 2015.

The club enjoyed good fortune with the weather and crowds were boosted by the Tykes’ fourth-day wins against Middlesex and Sussex as they hunt down their first division one championship since 2001.

Mustoe is now hoping the club can maintain the new format that saw Yorkshire come to the coast for three games in eight days, although he admits the calendar will dictate when Jason Gillespie’s men come to town next year.

He said: “To say we had 13,000 through the gate for the Championship game despite the poor weather forecast says it all really.

“Yorkshire came to North Marine Road top of the table and they leave top of the table, so job done.

“The objective is to build the festival and that’s what we’re trying to do.

“If we can keep the format from this year, we’d like to.

“We will work with CEO Mark Arthur to try and build the Scarborough Cricket Festival.”