Piers and friends return to Newick Cricket Club for nail-biting summer stand-off
A record-breaking turnout of an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people returned to the King George V playing field in Newick on Sunday 7th July for the annual Piers Morgan family day at Newick Cricket Club, where he is a member.
The former newspaper editor and TV presenter, his team of family, friends and celebrities, including; Chris Gayle, Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pieterson, played two matches against the Club that is proudly sponsored by TR Fastenings.
Miss World Vanessa Ponce accepted the invitation to do the coin toss between George Read (Newick skipper) and Piers Morgan, the toss being won by Newick who opted to field first.
Chris Gayle and Michael Vaughan opened the batting; however, Chris Gayle was caught out by George Read on the boundary scoring only 6 runs. Michael Vaughan was bowled out by Newick’s opening bowler Scott Warren after scoring 11 runs. Kevin Pieterson didn’t stay at the crease very long only scoring 2 runs before he was also bowled by Scott Warren. Piers Morgan was the top scorer for his side with a staggering 18 runs resulting in his side finishing their 20 overs with a total of 110 runs.
Newick managed to convince fellow villager and Sussex 20/20 star, Luke Wright to play for them. This turned out to be costly for Piers’ team as Luke went on to score 47. Newick only lost 3 wickets and passed the score in the 14th over.
Legendary cricket commentator Henry Blowfeld was commentating over the PA system for the game which made the day better than anyone could have expected.
David Strachan, Chairman of Newick Cricket Club Comments: “Our 1st team were really fired up especially when faced with the elite of the modern game and in the end came out winners by a considerable margin. I have to say the person who had the biggest smile on his face was Scott Warren who bowled both Michael Vaughan and Kevin Peterson! Another notable moment was George Read's steeple catch on the long on boundary to dismiss Chris Gayle. We all had a great day and thank everyone who came along to watch.”
Crowds to be bowled over when Piers and friends return to Newick Cricket Club this weekend
Annual cricket match will feature Morgan’s celebrities versus Newick’s first team
TR Fastenings, a proud sponsor of the Newick Cricket Club, is looking forward to a season highlight this coming Sunday, 7th July, when Piers Morgan is hosting his annual family and friends cricket match at the club. The event will pitches Morgan’s team of celebrities and cricket legends against the Newick first XI and will take place at Newick’s King George V playing fields from 1:30 pm.
This year promises to be another fun day out with Piers inviting his usual collection of high-profile international cricketers (including Kevin Pietersen, Michael Vaughan and Chris Gayle) and other celebrities to take part in the event.
David Strachan, Chairman of Newick Cricket Club Comments:“Our annual fixture against Piers Morgan’s XI is always a crowd favourite and a fixture that, as a club, we are very fortunate to have. There will be a mini food village offering a variety of different fare, alongside our usual BBQ, Club bar, Pimm’s and much more including face painting for our younger audience.
We are hoping that the weather is kind to us and look forward to welcoming you all to such a great event!"
TR’s Geoff Budd, European MD, comments: “TR Fastenings is very proud to be a sponsor of Newick Cricket Club and we always look forward to the Piers Morgan game, that always attracts large crowds. It’s great for people to meet their cricketing idols and we look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!”
Keep up to date with the event and find out more information by following the Newick Cricket Club social media:
Twitter – @NewickCC
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