The sound of leather on willow coupled perfectly with the popping of corks! The Vintage Bar Box rolled into Reigate Priory Park Cricket ground on the 25 July for the annual long anticipated match between Reigate Priory First XI and the famous Lashings side. The British summer threw all four seasons (almost) at us in the afternoon, but nothing was going to stop us serving lashings (groan) of Pimms and fizz! Nestled perfectly in the corner of the ground with a whole street food community, we quickly made ourselves at home. Hog and Bone had 24 hour slow roasted pulled pork on offer. Totally delicious and well worth the icy cold Coronas and lime we traded in exchange. Our foodie neighbour was the husband and wife team of the TinderBox with their beautiful pizza oven on wheels. So as not to offend we partook in sampling their pizzas – beautiful creations cooked in seconds in their wood burning oven. So tasty and washed down with a ‘We Made’ lemonade over ice; raspberry and Sicilian lemon in keeping with our Italian treat. Now playing cricket is a tiring business, as is trying to understand the leg before wicket rule. So our beautifully restored deck chairs came in handy. A heavy shower stopped play and our Union Jack umbrellas were unveiled from our milk churns and proved a handy shelter to our hardy spectators in our deck chairs. There was nothing for it but to break out the cucumber gin and tonics and before we knew it, the sun was out again. Howzat!