In a match tighter than any of this year’s Ashes, Haywards Heath Cricket Club narrowly beat the Haywards Heath Mayor’s XI at the first ever Mayor’s Charity Cricket Match.
Congratulating both teams, Councillor Sandy Ellis said: “I’d really like to see this becoming an annual event; not only did we all have lots of fun but we raised funds for my Mayoral charities, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Kleinwort, as well as attracting a good crowd to what was a very enjoyable but highly competitive match.”
The Mayor also took the opportunity to unveil the second of the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride defibrillators as a gift to Clair Park.
One of the Bike Ride organisers, Mike Oliver, reminded the crowd that next year’s ride would take place on Sunday, May 18 and urged all to ride and support.
“The match was a great community event,” said Cllr. Ellis. “A big Thank You to Haywards Heath Cricket Club for their hospitality and, in particular, to Tim Matthew who made the whole thing possible, with the help of Susan Best from Ansty Cricket Club who provided us with many players and Helen Hewitt from Haywards Heath Town Council who made the most scrumptious cakes!”
The whole evening was made more fun with a barebecue, while Mid Downs Radio gave a sparkling commentary on the match, along with playing some cool music.
The match took place on Wednesday, August 14.