Cricket Meets Spoon Lunch Overcomes the English Weather

THE image of bat striking ball on a gloriously, balmy early Autumn day in Hove, was replaced by covers protecting the square as the English weather took its toll. Nevertheless, the annual ‘When Cricket Meets Wooden Spoon Lunch’ at the First Central Ground, on the third day of Sussex Sharks’ County Championship game against Worcestershire, proved as popular and enjoyable as ever.

A full house of 230 guests still very much enjoyed a splendid three-course lunch at Wooden Spoon Sussex’s event aiming to help raise money for children with disabilities and facing disadvantage in their area.

Intriguing insights into the world of rugby came from former Wales player Lee Byrne, who gained 46 caps for his country, whilst MC Tony Cottey superbly ran the evening once again.

Former Wales player, Lee Byrne, gives his insights into the world of rugby at the Cricket Meets Spoon lunch

The event held a lucrative game of ‘Heads and Tails’. And adding a lively auction, that included an apartment in Barbados, a villa in Puerto Banus and a Christmas market cruise, all attributed to the total fundraising amount of £7,000.

This will go towards the important work that Wooden Spoon Sussex do in supporting projects for children with disabilities in the county. A special thanks to go Sam Mead at Wooden Spoon Head Office for her sterling support.

230 guests enjoyed the Wooden Spoon Sussex event which raised £7,000 for the region

Next year’s lunch will be the 10th Cricket Meets Spoon Lunch, and the committee at Wooden Spoon Sussex are already making plans for this to be an extra special event.

Visit their page to see the latest news from their region, and keep up to date on further details on next year’s lunch.