Oak weathers the rain for charity win

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The Village of Warnham hosted their second inter charity annual cricket tournament on the of 3rd September, the four teams included the Comrades Club, the Farmers, The Sussex Oak and The Greets Inn.

Although the cricket was the main focus, there were many other distractions off the pitch all aimed to raise us much as possible for the Mary Wharrie Trust, which was set up in 1982 and provides support for the sick and poor living in Warnham and the neighbourhood.

The teams were well matched with Warnham CC not fielding a side this year.

It was a great opportunity for experienced players and pub regulars to compete in that very British way, in the rain. The day was a great deal of fun, Steven Stuart stood out for the comrades club and Lawrence McGraghan (Captain for the Greets Inn) topped the batting score.

The final between The Greets Inn and The Sussex Oak was about to begin when the heavens opened, so the game was decided by a bowl off with the Oak coming through with 2 hits of the stumps to The Greets 1, and the coveted trophy handed over to the winning team by MP Jeremy Quin.

Director of Specsavers Opticians Horsham, Alan McLean said: “I’m delighted to have been able to sponsor and take part in such a successful occasion in support of two very worthy local organisations, I look forward to even closer involvement next year.”

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