An overcast but ultimately sunny day in London heralded the inaugural Throgmorton Cricket Challenge and Summer Garden Party at Burton Court, Royal Hospital Ground, Chelsea.
The day was organised by Throgmorton in association with Citi Private Bank, Howden Risk Partners, Capital Support and Field Fisher Waterhouse.
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It was a fantastic opportunity for colleagues, clients and customers to be selected for one of four teams to play in a day of 15 overs per side cricket.
Cricketing legends joined in on and off the field as the teams were captained by Devon Malcolm, Peter Such, Gladstone Small and John Emburey.
All still keen and competitive, they were fully involved in the day’s play with bat and ball.
Although Devon and Gladstone now run in off a somewhat shorter distance, they were still able to hurry many a batsmen.
In contrast, although both Emburey and Such went for the occasional maximum, they too took wickets as players tried to clear the ropes again.
The cricket results are below and in addition, another 100 guests were invited to watch the final and enjoy Pimms and canopes and a fascinating Question and Answer session hosted by former Warwickshire and England cricketer Tim Munton, now manager of Sir Paul Getty’s picturesque ground at Wormsley.
As well as the former England internationals, Tim also spoke with Colin Croft and Arjuna Ranatunga and invited guests before they presented the prizes and awards
Andrew Rubio, the CEO of Throgmorton, finished by thanking all who had played, particularly the England Legends, the groundstaff and caterers, his staff and Cricket World for their organisation.
After a long day, many retired to a local hostelry to continue to debate the day’s play.
Game 1: Such’s Sorcerers 115-2 (Wild 21*, Ringrose 21*, Hullin 2-16) beat Gladstone’s Gladiators 111-4 (Evans 27no, Threlfall 20*, Brown 21*, Such 4-13) by 8 wickets
Game 2: Malcolm’s Magicians 136-3 (Denbury 22*, Dormer 22*, Tussaud 20*, Sharma 23*) beat Emburey’s Entertainers 111-7 (Bilney 20*, Deighton 20*, Tussaud 2-15) by 25 runs
3rd/4th play-off: Emburey’s Entertainers 106-5 (Bilney 23*, Deighton 20*) lost to Gladstone’s Gladiators 107-2 (Evans 20*) by 8 wickets
Grand Final: Such’s Sorcerers 118-1 (Wild 21*, Ellis 22*, Ringrose 21*) beat Malcolm’s Magicians 104-7 (Malcolm 22*, Sharma 20*, Ellis 2-12, Such 2-27) by 14 runs
Winners: Such’s Sorcerers
Players of the day:
Gladstone’s Gladiators: Hugh Evans
Such’s Sorcerers: Matt Nesbitt
Malcolm’s Magicians: James Tussaud
Emburey’s Entertainers: Philip Bilney
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