In the summer of 1979 a notice went up in The Yew Tree announcing that it was proposed to form a cricket club in Wield and that meeting would be held at the pub on Monday 27th August.

Nine men and one woman turned up. Mr F.W. Yorke was elected President with Keith Salter as Chairman and Paul Huxley as Treasurer.

The President "loaned" The Hook to the club for a pitch and plans to develop the ground were drawn up. By the time of the first A.G.M in March 1980, when Wield Cricket Club formally came into being, work had started to drain the field, raise the level of the square and sow the outfield.

Throughout the 1980 season only away matches were played. Appropriately the first fixture for the new team was against Medstead - a match Wield won by 30 runs.

Ann Giles was appointed Chief Tea Lady and was helped by Michelle Rayment until a rota system was adopted. Teas were served from an old mobile home parked next to "the pavillion" which was a converted portaloo donated by The Yew Tree.

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