Mayor's Charity cricket match a success!

Sunshine greeted everyone as the Mayor of Hounslow hosted the annual charity cricket match this week.

Published: Thursday, 1st September 2016

Sunshine greeted everyone as the Mayor of Hounslow hosted the annual charity cricket match this week.

It was a case of battle over the wickets between a Mayor of Hounslow’s first XI and a team of officers and staff from Hounslow Council.

While the competition was fierce as victory was sought, the main aim of the event was to raise funds for the Mayor’s two chosen charities, The Alzheimer’s Society and the Hounslow Association for the Blind.

Proceeds from a raffle held, raised over £400. The match was sponsored by Hounslow Central ward Councillor Nisar Malik and his company, Haji Baba.

The match took place at the Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club, in Osterley and saw interested onlookers watch an entertaining game.

Final score over both innings, Mayor’s team 148 and the council team 98.

Cups and medals were presented to both the victorious team and the runners-up, before everyone enjoyed well-deserved refreshments after their endeavours on the field.

Councillor Grewal said: “It was a fantastic afternoon in the sunshine and most importantly, the match has helped to raise more money for the two charities I am supporting this year as mayor.

“The match was competitive between both teams as we expected but also played in the right way and I want to thank everyone involved for giving up their time to take part.

“I would like to thank all those who came along to watch and hopefully they saw a fun but really good game of cricket.”