Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket
The sounds and smells permeating Winchmore Hill yesterday came from the Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket, the biggest sporting event of the year in Winchmore Hill.
Thousands of Sri Lankans descended on the Paulin Ground for a day of cricket, food & drink, music & dancing and friendship, in glorious sunshine.
Now in its eleventh year, (the fourth being held in Winchmore Hill) the Festival of Cricket is the biggest social event for the Sri Lankan expatriat community in the UK,with sponsorship provided by the Bank of Ceyland and Sri Lankan airlines and other Sri lankan businesses.
The main event was a knockout cricket tournament contested by Sri Lankan schools' Old Boys Associations, with fundraising for a number of Sri Lankan and British charities.
The Paulin Ground was transformed into an exotic tented town, with numerous food stalls providing freshly cooked spicy delici fresh foods and drinks,
The Festival was open to all comers, not just the Sri Lankan community, so hopefully they will come back to Winchmore Hill next year, in which case it will be well worth a visit, (even if you are not a cricket lover). The Sri Lankans certainly know how to enjoy themselves.
The sounds and smells permeating Winchmore Hill yesterday came from the Sri Lankan Festival of Cricket, the biggest sporting event of the year in Winchmore Hill