Do you remember Botham’s Ashes? Can you recall Garfield Sobers hitting six sixes in an over against Glamorgan?
Would you recognise a picture of Jim Laker, Keith Miller or Denis Compton?
If so you might like to come along to the Memories Cricket Club which is holding its first meeting at The Tryst Cricket Ground Stenhousemuir on Tuesday October 28, starting at 10.30 a.m.
The Falkirk Herald and the local area has been playing a leading role in the Memories Projects which use sports heritage images to trigger memories in reminiscence therapy for Alzheimers sufferers, and many others.
Grangemouth Rugby Club started a Rugby Memories group a few weeks ago and the long-established Football Memories project has been running in Stenhousemuir and Bo’ness for years.
The Memories Cricket Club is run by volunteers, many of whom played for Stenhousemuir.
It should be a lively morning and if you want to come along you will be more than welcome.
There is always a chance to pick your Cricket Dream Team using the images of the game’s greatest players too.
Football Memories, and the associated Memories projects are a product of Alzheimer Scotland’s pioneering work on their Football Reminiscence project.
The project trains volunteers to spend time with people with dementia who have an interest in football, talking about teams and matches from the past and working with images and memorabilia to stimulate memories. The football project is a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Football Museum, and is supported by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery and BUPA Care Homes.
The project’s extraordinary impact is perhaps best summed up by the wife of one of the men who attend these meetings: “He’s a different person when he comes out... It’s put new life into him.”