Famous cricket club bowled over by top-class tea served up by students at Wisbech Grammar School

A TOP-CLASS tea served up by students at Wisbech Grammar School has bowled over the members of a visiting cricket team.

The Forty Club, the second largest private cricket club in the world, visited Wisbech last summer during a mammoth season of 130 fixtures against school sides throughout Britain.

In the club’s 2011 handbook - marking their 75th anniversary - the headline reads: “Is this the best cricket tea we have ever experienced?”

The mouth-watering menu ranged from finger sandwiches of coronation chicken and cheddar and chutney to tiny Cambridgeshire clangers and potato scones topped with cream cheese and smoke salmon.

In the double-page spread focusing on the club’s visit to Wisbech, Brian Scovell, handbook editor, wrote: “Look at this menu - it is more appealing than the teas served at the Ritz and other five-star hotels in London which cost up to �70 a person.

“Our players were astonished with the quality and the amount of home-made food.”

Adrian Tomlins, the school’s head of cricket, said it was a prestigious honour to receive the endorsement from such a well-travelled club.

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Mrs Alison Sloan, head of food and nutrition at Wisbech Grammar School, helped the school’s sixth-form food students create the treat.

She said: “We are very excited and pleased. The students worked really hard and to a high standard.”