Julie McGreavy, who works for the British Heart Foundation, was enjoying her birthday party at the East Leeds Cricket Club when Cupid stepped forward in the form of her partner, car salesman Craig Wright.
Her own heart beat considerably faster when Craig went down on one knee to offer her the deal of a lifetime, asking her for her hand in marriage.
Needless to say her answer was very positive.
Best wishes to both of them from all at East Leeds.
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"The tireless efforts of a chairman of a local cricket club have been celebrated by the Leeds Sports Awards.
Dennis Nicholson, 66, Southleigh Road, Beeston, was presented with the award for Outstanding Service to Sport in a ceremony at New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock on Thursday night.
Dennis, who has two children and eight grandchildren, has been involved with East Leeds Cricket Club for more than 40 years: "I started off organising the weekly quiz and then 6 years ago I was made Chairman because I was the only person prepared to unblock the ladies' toilet.
"I sort out the entertainment for charity events, discos and I also carry out general repairs around the club. It is a team effort. We rely on volunteers"
The hard working chairman is currently leading a drive to bring more youngsters to the club on Pontefract Road.
He added "The junior side of the club is very important to us. We are hoping to get a youth team together this year and we will be running a cricket camp over the Easter holidays.
"We are also providing evening coaching sessions at Victoria, St Patrick's and Ebor Primary Schools. We are a family club. We have a children's play area and in the summer we have bouncy castles. The whole club is fenced off so it is a safe place for children to play"
James Watling, 32, first team captain at the club in Cross Green, nominated Dennis for the award: "Dennis is brilliant, without Dennis we wouldn't have a club."
James has been at the club 21 years and he has seen at first-hand the invaluable work of his chairman: "He never asks for thanks, he just gets on with it.
"He is constantly putting on free events for the local community. If there is an event starting at 8 o'clock, he will be there at 6 and won't leave until everyone has left"
At the Leeds Sports Awards, with an attendance of 675 people, none cheered louder than the East Leeds attendees when our charismatic chairman, Dennis, was presented with the trophy for "OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO SPORT".
The citation read:-
"Now in his sixth consecutive year as chairman of the East Leeds Cricket Club (ELCC) Dennis Nicholson has overseen many positive changes. He is always the first to put his hand up to help and counts painting, tiling, fetching and carrying among the many unpaid tasks he regularly undertakes. Junior cricket is back thanks to him and the club has an award winning website. "DJ Den" and his many disco, race and other fundraising nights are infamous and his tireless work for ELCC has never earned him a penny."
Well done Dennis, a thoroughly deserved award, congratulaions from all at East Leeds.
4.30pm to 5.45pm.
Qualified coaches will supervise and most kit will be provided free of charge.
There are now 4 local schools showing interest and a team has been entered in an under 11's league.
Parents will be welcome to come along to see their childrens progress.
Looking for a venue to hold a Party?
The East Leeds Cricket Club is available for hire, and is a great place for Birthdays, Christenings, Wedding Receptions etc etc.
There is an inside capacity for 130 people and, in good weather, a further 50 on the outside decking. This is a great area for BBQ's.
We have a fully stocked bar and kitchen facilities and can provide a Disco and DJ. Photos of your party can also be provided.
There is a disabled toilet, baby changing facilty and wheel chair access.
In the summer months the enclosed cricket field is ideal for children to use as a playing area.
Worried about drinking and driving? Wheels Private Hire is based in our car park which means a safe journey home.
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