It's the second time the TV cameras have been at the cricket club in the space of 12 months.
SkyTV came to Redbourn last Wednesday to film some coverage of grassroots clubs embracing The Hundred format for the benefit of their junior members. Chorleywood have organised an U8s 'Mini Hundred' competition between a few local clubs and Sky Sports were keen to film a piece that could be shown during The Hundred's inaugural finals' day at Lord's, both on the big screen and on TV.
Ashtons kindly funded the purchase of new shirts for the under 8 players. It really added to the occasion for the players as they all donned freshly printed shirts, perfectly aligned with the more colourful version of the game that is The Hundred.
It was a tight match too. With one wicket needed, the Redbourn batter faced the final ball of the match against Chorleywood's best bowler and “heroically defended her wicket” (the opposition's words, not mine) to win the game. To say it was the perfect ending to a brilliant event is an understatement! You couldn’t make it up, particularly when the strap line of The Hundred is ‘every ball counts’.
The absolute measure of the success of this event is happy children and there’s no doubt they all went away having had a fantastic time!
The footage, albeit short, really gives a flavour of what we’re trying to achieve in the junior section of the club.
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Video courtesy of SkyTV.