AN entertaining cricket match was played at Shobrooke Park on Sunday, July 10, to commemorate the life of Mike Grisman.

The match was normally played between the Crediton Inn and the Beer Engine, but due to some Covid-related cry-offs the sides were mixed up to ensure a fair match.

A hot afternoon and the liberal drinking of beer (kindly donated via Will at the Beer Engine) ensured that the game proceeded at a leisurely pace.

Friendly bowling and variable fielding ensured runs were scored at a rapid rate.

Highlights included some big hitting from Jermaine, the Shobrooke overseas player and a steepling boundary catch taken off one of Jermaine’s rockets.

Nearly £400 was collected for Cancer charities and Rose Grisman treated both teams and supporters to a glass of champagne prior to the Shield being awarded to the Crediton Inn.

Many thanks to all those who turned up to watch the match and to contribute to the charity fund.

Rose made a short speech saying how much she appreciated the efforts of all those involved and felt it was a fine tribute to Mike who loved his cricket.

Julian Gebler