After the gang has helped seeing the latest guests off, Celia Littlewood pays them a visit. Apparently, the annual local cricket match has always been held on the manor lands and she asks them if this tradition may be continued. They all agree and since there are mixed teams, the inhabitants of the manor all decide to make a team in the competition. After they've had some trouble preparing the event, both with the painting of the creases and the raising of the tent beside the field, Mr. Thorpe arrives and they ask him to be their umpire, which he agrees to. When they are also introduced to some members of the opposite team, one of them, Malcolm, appears to fancy Mavis and does not take lightly to the fact that she fancies Mr. Humphries. He therefore threatens him and does what he can to make the game very hard for Mr. Humphries. After an exciting match, which the gang wins, Malcolm is unfortunately knocked out by the ball hitting him on the head, but Mr. Humphries feels it safest to ...
Anders E Lundin