LMS Raises more than £13,000 for Charity!

ast Man Stands would like to thank all the teams who have helped LMS raise money for Save The Children this year. Over £13,000 has already been raised for Save The Children through Last Man Stands leagues in England in 2010. UBS and Herbert Smith dominated the fundraising leaderboard this year and were rewarded with spots in the charity match on finals day at Lord's.

Save The Children Charity Match Report

UBS topped the fundraising leaderboard and were offered first pick of the two pros who had kindly made themselves available for this charity match. 

Bhavya Babel is a man who likes to lead from the front and he decided to open up the UBS innings!  Bhavya's performance with the bat did not really reach the same level as his fundraising efforts and he was dismissed for a duck off the first ball of the match! Ajit Kumar did not last long either and UBS found themselves two wickets down in the first two overs. Zain Nizamiand lms debutant, Devon Malcolm, quickly began to resurrect the UBS innings. Devon Malcolm could not be accussed of ball waisting and played some majestic one handed slogs for six over Cow Corner, before being bowled for 25 off 12 balls. The dismissal of Malcolm brought Ashish Rai to the crease and together with Zain Nizami they continued to pile the pressure on the Herbert Smith bowlers. Rai was eventually bowled for 34 off 11 balls but the outstanding innings of the match was played by Zain Nizami. Zains 52 came off just 15 balls. This was an incredible effort, especially when considering this was the first time Zain had scored 50 in his LMS career. A few employees of UBS offered to donate even more money to Save The Children if Zain was able to score his first LMS fifty at the home of cricket. We have no doubt that Zain will be circulating this article around the UBS office!

In reply Mylo Wilkin opened up the Herbert Smith innings and was dismissed for 19 of 9 balls. Devon Malcolm was pick of the UBS bowlers on display and his figures of 2 for 23 from four overs should be enough to place him in the top 7000 of the world bowling rankings when they are updated on Thursday! 

Herbet Smith skipper Bhavesh Patel held the innings together with a well played 31 not out off 17 balls. This set up a tight finish! The final delivery ended up being a leg side wide and the ball had to be re bowled. This time the batsman gave himself room and smashed a four through extra cover! Incredibly the scores were tied => 140 played 140. It was a great game with Save The Children coming out victorious!

LastManStands would like to thank the ECB, MCC and all the who have helped LMS raise over £13,000 for Save The Children this year!

Other results from Finals day 

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