Victory to Ye Olde Whyte Harte
Last Sunday Hamble village pubs The Bugle, King & Queen, The Victory and Ye Olde Whyte Harte all fielded teams for the coveted Bugle Charity Cricket Challenge Cup. The annual contest is organised by The Bugle in order to raise money for the John Merricks Sailing Trust, a charity that offers financial assistance to support youth sailing across the UK.
Unfortunately, the day kicked off with light drizzle and the start was delayed briefly, but The Bugle team, captained by double Olympic medallist and Volvo Ocean Race skipper, Ian Walker, batted first and won the opening match against the King & Queen’s team – The Master Batters.
With the sun making a brief appearance and the beer flowing amongst the supporters and the players, the scene was set for the next game, which was won by Ye Olde Whyte Harte against The Victory.
With everyone filled with BBQ food and beer, put on by The Bugle, the winning teams returned to the crease with Ye Olde Whyte Harte taking the Trophy from The Bugle in the final.
The best bit… a fantastic total of £1,203 was raised through The Bugle’s Bar & BBQ, the Raffle and Team entry fees.
The Bugle’s Bar & BBQ operates on a non-profit basis and all takings are donated to the JMST. The Bugle generously donates the supplies and resources for this event. Many local businesses support the event by donating raffle prizes namely: The Ideal Collection; The Bugle; The King & Queen; The Victory; Ye Olde Whyte Harte; Grapefruit Graphics; The River Rat; Coast Graphics; RYA; Andark; La Dolce Vita; Steph Brandt Sports Massage Therapist; Katie Mawson Flowers; Yacht Catering Café; Force 4 Chandlery; Bonne Bouche.