In the late 1980s Virgin XI travelled north to play Hudson’s Hollywood XI at the Birtles Bowl near Macclesfield in a two day match with a Hudson extravagaza called the Virgin Ball on Saturday evening. For the Hudson Hollywood XI and friends this was a Black Tie do but for Virgin XI casual scruffiness was the chosen garb. Subseqently Virgin XI decamped to the Ampleford Festival organised by Don Wilson to compete with Gaieties, Lazarusians and Acenarians among others.

Full Scorecard 1987 match