Rose & Crown beat old foes Dog & Duck to win 2021 Stansted Charity Pub Match
The Rose & Crown team raised a glass – or two – after winning the annual Stansted Charity Pub Match for the first time in four years.
They beat their old foes the Dog & Duck by 25 runs in the T20 contest at Stansted Cricket Club on August bank holiday Monday.
Batting first after winning the toss, the Rose & Crown smashed their way to 186 from their allotted overs, with batsmen having to retire once passing a score of 25.
Freddy Cooke top-scored with 30. Other contributions came from Matt Shepherd, captain Fred Cooke, Richard Harnack (all 28) and Henry Harnack (23).
The Dog & Duck's openers put on 40 in reply before the likes of Shepherd and Tommy Cattell ripped through the top order, backed up by four accurate overs from Dom Bull.
It meant they ended the contest short of their target with 161. More than £400 was raised for charity.