THEY may be ancient terms, but they are a most useful way of
dividing up a cathedral choir into two cricket teams. Decani are
those who sing on the dean's side of the choir, and Cantoris on the
precentor's (or cantor's) side.
At Hereford Cathedral, the annual cricket match
is a highlight of the summer, when the two teams swap surplices for
cricket whites to play a match of 12 overs, each side
enthusiastically supported by parents and clergy alike. But
questions must ...
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