78 Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation
Friday 29th May 2015
A group of Liverymen and guests attended a 40 over cricket match between the England and India Visually Impaired teams as part of the Royal London One-Day Series. It was held at the Arundel Castle Cricket Ground and arranged by the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, a charity which our Benevolent Fund supports with an annual donation. The purpose of the charity is "to enhance the development and education of young people (mainly aged 7 to 19) with special emphasis upon the disadvantaged and those deprived of opportunity".
In very cold conditions, two hours of play was possible before lunch. Those present were encouraged by seeing the players overcome their sight impairment and play passionately for their countries. Whilst having lunch, the heavens opened and torrential rain lashed the marquee. Due to the outfield being waterlogged, play was abandoned.