Cricket leg­ends makes it a spe­cial day for young­sters

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

LAST Sun­day was a very spe­cial day for 12 young crick­eters from Bea­cons­field CC as they took to the field at the stun­ning Worm­s­ley Es­tate in front of some of the big­gest names in cricket.

The stars were gath­ered to cel­e­brate the 80th birth­day of West Indian leg­end Sir Garfield Sobers, and 50 years of Bar­ba­dos in­de­pen­dence, with a day of cricket, mu­sic and Caribbean food.

The day be­gan with a match be­tween the Paul Getty Xl and the Sir Michael Parkin­son Xl be­fore the Bea­cons­field boys took their turn, beat­ing As­ton Rowant by 19 runs to win the in­au­gu­ral Flicx tro­phy, which was pre­sented to the boys by 2005 Ashes hero Si­mon Jones.

The third match of the day saw some big names line up as the PCA Masters took on the Bar­ba­dos Leg­ends.

Mark Ram­prakash, Owais Shah, Geraint Jones, Alex Tu­dor, Si­mon Jones, Matthew Hog­gard and Devon Mal­colm were amongst the PCA ta­lent, while Mike Gat­ting, Chris Broad, Des­mond Haynes and Sir Garfield Sobers watched from the pav­il­ion.

The PCA won by 7 wick­ets with Owais Shah and Mark Ram­prakash top scor­ing with 61 and 62 (not out) re­spec­tively.

Through­out the day, the Bea­cons­field chil­dren were en­ter­tained in the nets by a num­ber of their crick­et­ing idols, and self­ies and au­to­graphs were also the or­der of the day.

Bea­cons­field’s first team could do with get­ting a few of the leg­ends on board, as their three-wicket de­feat to Hen­ley 2nds on Satur­day left them se­cond-bot­tom of Thames Val­ley League Di­vi­sion 2b, and in dan­ger of a se­cond suc­ces­sive rel­e­ga­tion.

Ja­son Har­ri­son and Nilesh Od­e­dra posted 34 and 33 re­spec­tively, but a mid­dle or­der col­lapse was only halted by knocks of 24no and 26 by last pair Sam Musk and Brian Richard­son as Bea­cons­field limped to 152 all out.

Musk then took 4-66 to cap a su­perb all-round dis­play, but could not pre­vent Hen­ley eas­ing to vic­tory.

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