An Aldridge Cricket Academy team won the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation eight-a-side cricket tournament on Wednesday, 8th July 2015.
Former Sussex captain John Barclay organises the annual event on behalf of the charity at the Arundel Castle Cricket Ground in aid of disadvantaged and special needs children from inner cities. The round-robin format for the day involves four teams playing each in 7 over per innings games. Each team is supported by a well-known former county cricketer, with Min Patel, Nic Pothas and James Kirtley joining Barclay.
James Kirtley teamed up with the Aldridge Cricket Academy team, who were the only non-adult side taking part. Nevertheless they continued a recent winning streak by taking all three of their games to run out overall winners.
Watching from the boundary Aldridge Foundation chairman Sir Rod Aldridge said: “I was very proud watching the team. They performed brilliantly on the field against very strong adult opposition, and represented BACA and PACA excellently off of it. It was a great event raising money for a very deserving cause.”