Jun 03, 2013
Saracens beat the Taverners by one run
Now in its 15th year, the match raises money for the Taverners who enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them.
These matches have produced a number of close finishes over the years and yesterday was no exception with the Saracens line-up including John Smit, Nils Mordt, Ben Ransom and chairman Nigel Wray while the Taverners had their traditional mix of celebrities and former professional cricketers.
Batting first, Ransom and Ian Hutchinson got Saracens off to a solid start with a half century opening stand and the home side reached 138 off their 30 overs.
In reply, the Taverners cruised to 60 without loss with former Southampton footballer Jason Dodd doing the early damage before he was dismissed with the second of two fine caught and bowled’s by Ransom.
The fine work with the ball was continued by Bjorn Mordt who ended up taking five wickets in the match, including the final wicket of Casualty actor Charlie Dale with the Taverners needing just two runs to win.