Under the enthusiastic captaincy of Andy Hellier and well supported by the experience of Rob Marchant and Sean Kanavan, the PPA cricket team were victorious in the annual challenge against Southampton Property Association at Bath Lane, Fareham.
PPA batted first and posted an impressive total of 168 in the allocated 18 overs. There were good contributions from Neil Richardson (before he retired hurt to spend the evening at QA), Sean Kanavan and Charlie Barnes together with a couple of lusty late blows from Rob Marchant.
Pushing back the years and recalling their school days, Nigel Strutt opened the bowling and was ably assisted on the cover boundary by Andrew Prismall. Tom Foster bowled a very tidy spell and John Alexander resembled Matt Prior behind the stumps. Without doubt, the highlight was the towering catch taken by John Saulet at mid off. He is still doing media interviews now!
A win by 29 runs – bragging rights restored and the cup sits proudly on Andy Hellier’s desk.
About the author:
Neil Hawkins FRICS (Chandler Hawkins)
Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer with over 30 years experience surveying and valuing residential and commercial property. Past Chairman of the PPA and current Secretary.