Sharps Redmore hosted this year’s Acoustic Challenge cricket match against SRL at the picturesque Copdock Cricket Club recently. The annual event has been eagerly contested since 2004, and gives both Companies the opportunity for a social gathering.
Sharps Redmore won the toss and elected to field first. The SRL batsman took to the task of building a competitive total well and at the half way stage a big total was looking likely. Some controlled bowling towards the end of the innings restricted the SRL score but the total of 153 for 6 still represented the highest total in the competitions history, and would take some getting!
In replay, by the end of the 5th over the innings was in tatters with the score at 10 for 3. Although the next three batsman rebuilt the innings, all reaching their 25 runs before retiring, the early damage was enough to see the visiting side win by a comfortable 27 run margin.
We look forward to visiting Long Melford Cricket Club in 2018 to try and win the trophy back.
A big thank you to both sides, the umpires, the supporters and Copdock Cricket club for a great afternoon.