A beautiful sunny Sunday is the least that is needed to commemorate a young man as vibrant and full of life as Mat Cox, who passed away far too early in 2015.
Each year, Sackville play a memorial game aainst Edenbridge, where this cricket-mad young man plied his trade. This year, we came out on top.
Sackville made 227 for 2. Henry Groves made a quick fire 16 dealing only in boundaries, including an audacious reverse sweep off Dan Cox. Jack Unwin was next to go with a brief 10 after playing a lovely cover drive. Then Ben Davies and Josh Watson came together and put on 179 in an unbeaten 4th wicket stand. With Ben scoring 84 not out and Josh 87 not out. They both scored all around the wicket with the skate park becoming a dangerous to be found on your board!
In reply Edenbridge began brightly with Nick Trotter scoring a quick 42. Alex Pearse and Ravi Cryer tried to dry up the runs. Wickets began to fall as the run rate increased with Ravi picking up a couple. Josh Watson and Ben Davies then helped themselves to some wickets to go with their runs. Some good catching by Luke Hollidge and Charlie Snashfold meant Sackville won by 21 runs in the end.
Well done to everyone playing – Matt would have been extremely proud of both teams!