Headway East Sussex was delighted to be invited, for the third year running as nominated charity, to the annual cricket match between the Newick Cricket Club and the Piers Morgan XI on Sunday 2 July 2017 at King George V Playing Fields, Newick.
The beautiful weather brought the crowds, with families and friends enjoying two matches throughout the afternoon.
The first match saw the Newick Legends take on the Piers Morgan XI, which included Freddie Flintoff, Chris Gayle, Robbie Savage and Kevin Pietersen.
The second match between Newick 1st XI and the Piers Morgan XI was played as a 20/20. Piers Morgan’s XI won the toss and elected to bat. Freddie Flintoff was top scorer and was eventually bowled out on 69. Kevin Pietersen and Chris Gayle also scored freely. The final score at the end of 20 overs was 192 for 4. Newick CC responded well but narrowly lost out, scoring 184 for 4.
Piers Morgan, who grew up in Newick, invited Headway East Sussex to come along to the event as his nominated charity. The charity, who support local people affected by brain injury, had a stand at the event to promote the work they do, and also ran the BBQ, which proved extremely popular!
The proceeds of the BBQ were kindly donated to Headway East Sussex, which, along with other donations, amounted to over £1,300. This will help the charity continue its vital work. Thanks to Newick Cricket Club, Piers Morgan, the celebrity cricketers, all those who turned up to watch and the wonderful staff and volunteers at Headway East Sussex, for making this an extraordinary event.