2008, 20-20 Cricket at Lord’s
Again a cheerful gang of OHs and their friends gathered in the sunshine at Lord’s for a most enjoyable 20-20 match between Middlesex Crusaders and Sussex Sharks, on the evening of Thursday 19 th June 2008, which Middlesex won by 38 runs.
Our Paramount Organiser-in-Chief, John Clark, had managed to collect midweek: our President Roddy Long and his wife Sheila, Brian Clark, Mike Sutton, Tim Birmingham, Seb Warner, Darius Burrows, Jamie Jemmerson, Jonathan Wickes, Tom Morgan and the Hon.Sec. Derek Blooman.
To the uninitiated 20-20 resembles baseball played by cricketers in colourful pyjamas with superb hitting and fielding.
Before a crowd of over 16,000 Middlesex, who had already won four matches, scored 177. Goodman struck 58 and Straus, who was run out, 25. The Sussex Sharks, who had so far lost all their matches, made 139 for 9, though Goodwin scored 32.
Do come next year with your friends, if you can escape from work an hour or so early for a merry evening at this magnificent ground.