Historic cricket trophy restored to mint condition

Sheffield Lord Mayor hands over  the Marsden Cricket Cup to Nev Wright
Sheffield Lord Mayor hands over the Marsden Cricket Cup to Nev Wright

ELBOW grease from a Sheffield silversmith has restored a historic sporting trophy to pristine condition.

The Tom Marsden Trophy was presented to 19th century cricket legend Marsden, of The Wednesday Cricket Club after he became only the second player to score a double century in England.

After the club folded in the early 20th century, the trophy was kept in the Town Hall but has now been restored by Sheffield silversmith Owen Waterhouse, with funding from Sheffield Wednesday supporters’ organisation, Wednesdayite. A plinth has been added.

Now Lord Mayor, Coun Sylvia Dunkley, has presented the trophy to Neville Wright, chairman of the newly-reformed Wednesday Cricket Club so it can be used again.

Wednesday, Thornbridge, Sheffield Transport and Children’s Hospital teams will compete for the trophy on Monday, June 4.