Old Luttonians won their annual cricket match with Long Sutton on Sunday – but it was charity that was the real winner, with £1,596 made on the day.
The yearly match at Long Sutton’s Paradise Field, followed by barbecue at the Jolly Crispin in Lutton, made money for much-needed cricket equipment and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Money was raised from the barbecue and raffle at the pub and from refreshments sales at the match.
Lutton teenager Connor Phillip also endured a very painful chest wax which, along with a couple of other villagers having a go, raised £308 on its own.
Organisers thanked Prioctor Bros, Longstaffs, Glyn and Tony Clarke and family, MJ Palmer, Solo Blinds, Mr KA Butters and Nene Potatoes.
Also thanked were The Jolly Crispin, Hovenden Park Golf Club, Chateau Belle, Long Sutton Co-Op, Fenmarc, Boyes, Tydd St Giles Golf Club and Spalding Farm Shop.
The man of the match award, sponsored by BRT Bearings of Wisbech, was presented to Lutton’s Daniel Oldfield by Janet Clarke in memory of the late Ian Clarke.