Peter Stoehr Memorial Game, July 9, 2023

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A successful second game for late club legend Peter Stoehr

Milton Cricket Club hosted its second memorial game for Peter Stoehr on Sunday, July 9, with players, spectators and families coming together in impressive fashion to honour the late stalwart of the club.

Peter, who played a number of leading roles in his time, sadly passed away in 2020. Milton CC hosted the first charity game in his honour in August 2021.

The format of the day was slightly different this time, as four six-a-side teams took part in a round-robin tournament. Each side batted for five overs and all the opposing outfielders had to bowl.

Though friendly in nature, the games were competitive with plenty of reputations on the line. There was even an underarm delivery from Andy Peck, and plenty of nice shots and makeshift fields on show.

Ironically, however, none of the Milton teams came out on top as Cambridge Assessment – despite being captained by Milton first-teamer Jay Dann – romped to victory. The winners were helped by some massive six-hitting from Julius Jackson, who took exception to Adam Roberts’ bowling and the clubhouse roof in particular.

Several former players, including ex-first-team captain Jez Major, batsman Sandeep Mohanraj and wicketkeeper John Evans, made it down, as did numerous others who have been attached to the club in years gone by.

With each innings only taking 20 minutes, the players didn’t have to wait long for a well-earned beer from the Milton Brewery kegs on offer. The BBQ was also doing a roaring trade, while the various homemade cakes and treats went down nicely.

The games were watched by a crowd of all ages – and it was brilliant to see so may kids and families in attendance. From start to finish the day was a true show of community and a fantastic representation of what Milton CC stands for.

After a raffle and a few words from Chris Day and Andy Race, there was a final game to play by those who fancied it.

This mishmash of players competed in a tense 100-ball-a-side game that ultimately ended in a tie. It meant, of course, only a super over could decide the winner, and it was Will Jupp who hit the winning runs with the light fading.

Just like two years ago, it was a special day in memory of Peter. This year we raised over £700, with a donation being made to the Air Ambulance Charity. Once again, Milton CC would like to extend a huge thanks to all who attended, played and helped make it happen. See you next time.

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