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September 2021                      September 2021


                           with TURNERSPUDDLE

                              Our                                Our Mission:
                              Vision:           To encourage awareness of the
                              To make         presence of God through worship
                              Christ’s                      music and the arts;
                              love               To encourage everyone in the
                              known in          Christian faith through example,

                              the world           learning and spiritual growth;
                              today and        To make our churches open and
                              to live out      welcoming to all, and supportive
                              his                             of those in need;
                                            To challenge injustice at home and
                                              abroad and to balance our care
                                                           for the environment.


       Dear friends
       Bring in the new

       Last month I promised an update from our visit to The Ageas Bowl in Southampton
       to watch Southern Brave in the new cricket competition The Hundred.  Prior to our
       visit  the  weather  forecast  looked  dreadful  but  armed  with  umbrellas  and  rain
       coats  off  we  went  undeterred.    We  were  a  little  anxious  about  the  amount  of
       people now allowed into the ground, but masks were still an option by a lot of
       people  when  moving  around,  and  we  didn’t  feel  hemmed  in  when  sat  down.
       Luckily  the  forecast  was  not  as  advertised,  only  a  couple  of  showers  that
       shortened  the  women’s  match.    The  atmosphere  was  great,  the  bigger  crowd
       certainly  helps in that  respect, and  it was  lovely  to  see  so many  young  families
       enjoying this new form of cricket.

       Music played out from the resident DJ’s stage every time there was a boundary
       and the pyrotechnics near us certainly added a bit of much need warmth from
       the flames every time a 4 or 6 was struck!  Maybe we should try playing cricket in
       the late autumn/early winter instead it might be warmer than  August!!  It was a
       great afternoon and evening, both home teams won, always a bonus, and the
       women  have  already  qualified  for  the  final,  we  wait  on  another  game  for  the

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