Article last updated : 15/09/2010
Cricket Match Report
In a game played in glorious weather Nick's XI sneaked home in a tight finish. Nick's XI scored 157-5 from their 25 overs and Rob's XI made 146-7.
James Brown was Man of the Match and Alfie Abbott won the Champagne Moment in a game watched by 100s of spectators. Full details of money raised and loads of photos to follow shortly.
Rob won the toss and asked Nick's XI to bat. A tight opening spell by Stephen Richardon and Nathan Healey restricted the score to 15 off 5 overs.
Ian Walden and James Brown then injected some nuch needed impetus into the innings and by the time both had and by the time both had to retire at 30 the score was 116-3 with five overs left.
Katie's Dad came in and with older brother Graham put on 28 for the fifth wicket and after their allotted overs Nick's XI score was 157-5. Nick retired on 34 and the pick of the bowlers was Micky Nunn with 2 for 23.
Rob's XI started well with Nigel Richardson scoring a rapid 31 and having to retire as early as the sixth over. The first wicket did not fall until the 9th over with the score on 41 but tight bowling in the crucial middle overs meant the required rate was increasing despite a rapid 20 from Josh Roberts. Two wickets in two balls by Alfie Abbott set Rob's team back even further and with two overs left 39 runs were needed.
Nick brought on his brother to bowl the penultimate over and Stephen Richardson blasted 19 from it meaning 20 were needed from over 25. Nick bowled it himself and Richardson junior had to retire having scored 30. Despite being replaced by his returning father only one more run was scored.
James Brown was Man of the Match for the second time in three years while Alfie Abbott won the Champange Moment for his fine catch off the bowling of Glen Ramsey.