Lat night it was brilliant to play cricket over at Needingworth to raise awareness and some money for the “Beating Bowl Cancer”.
Paul Cox, a past Needingworth wicket keeper developed the disease and now fortunately has been scanned as clear. His efforts along with club captain Ian Armstrong raised over £2000.
Thanks to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire for giving it a plug on my behalf.
I last played for Needingworth in 1997. In the club house I spotted my name on some winners shields which took me down memory lane. The Needingworth of today play at a much higher standard than I remember so it was with some reputational trepidation that I went into bat. A four off the first ball steadied the nerves and I went on to make a reasonable score not out.
Playing in a team of youngsters, except for Ian of course, was a pleasant change. I managed to take a catch at point. I then took a wicket bowling although I felt sorry for the chap I got out given how my bowling was up to its usual rubbish standard.
Despite it getting chilly later on it was fun and for a good cause.
Well done to everyone.
My comment is about the photo of Nick Clarke emblazoned on the front of the Cambridge News indicating how much he was paid as Leader of the Council on the morning of the Election. As it was minus any indication of the amounts collected by other councillors in council, district and parish, I considered it extremely inappropriate and verging on the criminal, inasmuch as they appeared to be trying to say the vast amounts being wasted by Cambridgeshire County Council was down to one person. The fact the councillors are able to gain large pensioners from their “voluntary” work is disgraceful, but this article was unacceptable in every way and there should be a complaint made.