Six6s Lunch 2016

Day 3 of the Specsavers County Championship

Middlesex CCC Vs Nottinghamshire CCC

On Tuesday 10th May 2016, we hosted our first ever Felix Club event, the Six6s Lunch at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground. Despite the weather, we had a room full of people for the afternoon, enjoying some great food, drink and conversation. Quite a few guests joined us for drinks in the Lord’s Tavern and a small group even kicked on for a curry to cap off an excellent day.

The inclement weather, however, may have been a blessing in disguise, as we were joined by some special guests from the Middlesex team which made for a very entertaining afternoon.

Our first guest was Middlesex and England batting star Nick Compton, who took part in Q&A with guests. The questions varied from his opinions on emerging England players to an examination of Mrinal’s playing history at Richmond Cricket Club – very entertaining for everyone!

Following Nick, we were joined by Tim Murtagh, James Harris, Ollie Rayner, Toby Roland-Jones and John Simpson. As the chances of play receded, they stayed on in our private box to chat and mingle with Felix Club guests – to the consternation of neighbouring boxes! The guests were divided on whether the players’ contributions to the two quiz rounds matched their cricketing abilities but everyone was left in no doubt by their excellent display for the Six 6s Knockout Challenge.

For the Challenge, the Middlesex players took it in turns using a full size cricket bat to bounce a small ball, keeping it in the air for 60 seconds. The winner was John Simpson, who racked up an impressive 165 hits! The players were heard joking with guests that it was the most play they had all day. Thanks to Daniel for his difficult job of judging the winner.

Through tickets, sponsorship and levying fines on the day for a range of behaviour, we were able to raise £3,000 for our chosen charity, Shooting Star Chase. Away from the fun and frivolity of the afternoon, Simon Beresford from the charity gave us a few minutes to explain the critical role Shooting Star Chase plays in the lives of children, young people and their families facing incredibly difficult circumstances.

Thank you to all who purchased a ticket, whether you could join us or not, we appreciate the support and looking forward to seeing you at the next event soon.A big thank you to Middlesex Cricket Club for making Felix Club’s first event memorable. Thanks also go to our sponsors, Barclays and Blattler, without whom we could not put on this event.

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