Rounder’s Tournament (Mark Braisby Memorial Trophy) in aid of Leukaemia Research
The Bennett Griffin rounders team were all present and correct with a few additional substitutes from family and friends. We arrived, set up base and Bennett Griffin T-shirts were distributed for the team players.
At the beginning of the tournament team tactics from the boys crept in but after a few beers this went out the window- but we all gave it our best shot and here are the results:
Spofforths 3.5 – Bennett Griffin 2
Broadwater Cricket Club 3.5 – Bennett Griffin 1
Old Timers 6 – Bennett Griffin 1
There were two trophies to win. Once all teams had played the first heats winners were put into the second round Trophy tournament and losers were put into the second round Plate tournament.
Bennett Griffin were announced as being part of the winners Trophy tournament but after a recount the officials found and error and realised that we were part of the Plate tournament. (a great relief to us)!
Second Round – knockout
Goring Cricket Club 1 – Bennett Griffin 4 (our first win, but the other team let some of their children play!!)
Spofforths 5 – Bennett Griffin 2 (which knocked us out of the tournament).
Winners on the day overall were Old Timers who won the Trophy and Michael Jones who won the Plate.
Thank you to all supporters who were there cheering us on and considering that a lot of the other players were from cricket teams or had played before we did really well and a great fun time was had by all.