Cricket has never been on my top ten list of sports, as I find it difficult to categorize a summer game in which you have to wear a jumper, as a sport. However, imagine my surprise after attending a fund raising event at a local cricket ground in Broughton Astley, that I enjoyed the whole afternoon and despite the weather trying to dampen the spirits of the participants, all had a good time and the beer tent was busy. The main event was a 6-a-side tournament played by the men. The 12 wan-a-be Joe Roots fought it out while the rest of us enjoyed something from the BBQ washed down with a chilled beverage. Then it was the turn of the women, brandishing their bats like good rounders players do, throwing them backwards to the unsuspecting wicket keeper as they took flight. So another drink and more socializing while they sorted the winners. I have no idea who did win, but I have come to the conclusion that this is the way forward, with ‘fun’d raising events that involve beer.