What a glorious evening, on Thursday 19th July, as Alscot hosted the annual cricket event and the Alscot XI took on the RCMA Select XI. The Estate opted to 'bat' first and went about it exceptionally well. The top order were in fluent mood and were soon piling on the runs. After a well-deserved drinks break (with the odd beer doing wonders for the RCMA sporting abilities), RCMA struck back well with a cluster of wickets and kept Alscot to 159 in their 20 overs.
After both teams 'refuelled' on a delicious BBQ, provided for by both companies, RCMA started brilliantly in their chase. This time the top order playing some brutal shots in the evening sunshine. However, Alscot had a rather self-satisfied habit of taking regular wickets and slowly started to take control of the game. In the end the runs became much harder to come by and 159 was just out of reach. The XI's were cheered on by numerous spectators and RCMA closed their innings on a respectable 134 and both teams came off to a rapturous applause.
Friendly banter was exchanged over food and drink which made for a tremendous evening.
As part of Alscot's engagement with Stratford Cricket Club the Estate continues to support Stratford Bards in fundraising for new cricket nets. The cost of the nets total £11k and Alscot have pledged to raise and donate £5k in 2018/2019 in addition to the £4k raised in 2017. The Friendly Cricket event raised £750 towards our target.