Beeston vs Long Eaton Cricket Challenge

Did he edge it?

Did he edge it?

By your sporting correspondent, Beeston’s Robert Digby.

“With Diggers having run out of things to cross – the clouds finally parted, the sun shone and Friday evening proved to be an absolute belter with a wonderful turn out from both BERT and LERT and their families and friends (Ed’s note: aka ringers).

“LERT won the toss and rather unwisely put BERT into bat. LERTs fateful decision meant that by the time they went into bat the light was fading and all their batsmen were pissed. Having Beeston 41Club member Bruce Lowe as Umpire was a shrewd move by BERT who kept Bruce lubricated at the bowlers end for the duration of the BERT Innings. Diggers employed the services of his mate, Chris ‘Kiwi’ Hamblin to keep an ‘accurate’ (?) record of the score. However, these subtle cheating measures did not have to be called upon as BERTs superior sporting abilities were clear to see.

Poser!

Beeston batsman strikes a pose!

“Notable contributions with the bat from Messrs Richardson, Oakland and Smith Snr and phenomenal bowling figures from our little antipodeans, Mouse & Connor Smith led to BERT amassing a total of 121 runs to LERTs feeble 46! A sound thrashing in anyone’s book! Of course the Aussie’s contribution on this occasion will not be repeated in the Ashes.

Long Eaton's batsmen

Long Eaton's batsmen

“On the catering front Bosco was an absolute star as usual, helped ably by Cheryl Gray although Linky’s offer to help was, explicably, declined?! Mr Potato Head and Steve sold loads of raffle tickets and theirs and Bosco’s combined efforts were rewarded with gross takings on the night of £404.81. Approx £50 of this will pay for the barrel of beer prize unless I can coerce Nottingham Brewery to donate it. I’d also like to give £50 to the Cricket Club. The remainder will be given to the Notts/Lincs Air Ambulance Service. The Chairman of the Cricket Club is very keen to help BERT with our fund raising this time next year so I can really see this event growing from strength to strength.”

Long Eaton Chairman Mark faces the might of Beestons bowling

Long Eaton Chairman Mark faces the might of Beestons bowling

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