Cricket's long innings as the centrepiece of the Bank of England's summer sports day has ended following the arrival of governor Mark Carney.
Canadian-born Mr Carney, who took over at the central bank last July, asked his 3,500 staff what they wanted to play this year and rounders, three-legged races and a tug-of-war topped the poll, knocking out cricket.
The convention of playing cricket at the sports day, which is due to be held this Sunday at its grounds in Roehampton, south-west London, goes back at least 15 years, and was particularly loved by the last governor Lord King, who was a keen fan of the game as well as Aston Villa Football Club.
It is thought that staff wanted to play a game that was less exclusive, less technical and used less equipment.
A spokesman for the Bank said: "The arrangements for the day were left in the hands of staff. They chose a number of other sports to play such as rounders and a tug-of-war."
The spokesman was keen to stress that the staff would be playing British rounders, rather than American softball this weekend.
In the past Lord King's cricket teams have included a number of famous ex-professionals such as Graeme Hick, the Zimbabwean-born batsman who represented England in 65 Tests.
Mr Carney has introduced a number of changes to the Bank in a bid to modernise the 320-year-old institution over the last 12 months.
The new governor has promoted women to a number of senior roles and introduced forward guidance in a bid to warn the markets ahead of key policy changes.
Sunday promises to be a memorable day of sport with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the second stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire and the men's tennis final at Wimbledon.