In a great day for Superstars, the Honeypot Charity and Planet Earth over 30 people converged on Hall Place in Bexley
for the Make A Wish 6-a-side cricket tournament. The weather was goodand many very kind people bought cakes to sell for the cause. Oh and
there was some cricket but that felt a bit of a side show really. The event raised 230.78 pounds to give young carers
a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential and we'd like to thank everyone who baked cakes, played cricket or supported the event in any way at all.
There was, however, some cricket and it feels sensible (and in some cases amusing) to record for posterity some of the
action that day. There were fives teams so the format meant each team would play each other in a league.
The results of the games are below, in some case click on the game to see further details including scorecards-
The tournament began with (kind of) reigning champions Spooners taking on regularly cricketers the Super Six (who amusingly had 5 players and a regular "guest" slot). Spooners batted first and after struggling early on against the quality of Singh and Boubly accelerated to a reasonable 50, with Bryant starring with 23. There was controversy in the second innings with Alok blasing the Spooners bowlers everywhere however well beyond the retirement mark of 25. The result stood but I believe the ECB are looking into Barry Gigg's misconduct.
An exciting game where Jason's Harriers
gained revenge for a defeat in 2014. Spooners stumbled and fought to 48 with Tom Goodwin and Vijay reaching double figures.
Excellent bowling by Will. Despite a good start by Vijay and Goodwin with the ball Will and Mike got Harriers home.
In a creditable and fighting display against the eventual champions SPooners bowled first. It was was only the extravagent stroke play of Sandeep Goel who got ACME to a good score of 56 - with excellent bowling from Rhys Meyler and Tom Goodwin. Unfortunately for lovers of the game Spooners fell short despite a good effort from Matt Payne.
Tonkers were proving a popular and high class addition to the tournament and so it proved in this game against the the far more experienced Super Six. Some excellent strokes from Anderson and Durham got them to a decent 61 and it was only the excellence of Singh who prevented a pupular giant killing.
The penultimate game was between the two crowd favourites. Unfortunately what looked like a good match up didn't produce as Spooners' minds were already on the pub and they were whipped more than a Tory MP visiting a female friend.