On 25th September 2010 the Pakistan Society hosted a Charity Twenty20 Cricket Match in aid of Major Langlands School in Chitral. The British Army XI played a team representing Major Langlands School in the wonderful setting of Burton‘s Court in front of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
Legendary ninety-two year old Major Geoffrey Langlands, CMG, was with us for this event and presented the prizes. The British Army won, but the cup for the Man of the Match went to Will Hodson, from Major Langlands' team.
The band of the Coldstream Guards played during the afternoon. Players and spectators were treated to a spectacular cream tea during the tea break and there were stalls selling a variety of products. A grand raffle in aid of the school.
It was bitterly cold, but there was a good turn out and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Major Langlands XI batted first and made 116 and the Army won by five wickets. It was a 20 over game.
The day was made possible through the generosity of a number of sponsors, private and corporate, and above all through the support of the British Army.