LMS raises over Â£13,000 for charity
Last Man StandsÂ would like to thank all the teams who have helpedÂ LMSÂ raise money for Save The Children this year.Â Over Â£13,000Â has already beenÂ raised for Save TheÂ Children through Last Man Stands leaguesÂ 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
UBSÂ topped the fundraising leaderboard andÂ were offeredÂ first pickÂ of the two pros who hadÂ kindly made themselves available for this charityÂ match.Â
Bhavya Babel is a man who likes to lead from the front and he decided to open up the UBSÂ innings!Â Bhavya's performance with the batÂ did not reallyÂ reach the same level as his fundraising efforts and he wasÂ dismissed for a duck off the firstÂ ball of the match! Ajit Kumar did not last long either and UBS found themselves two wickets downÂ in the first two overs. Zain Nizami and lms debutant,Â 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. ZainsÂ 52 came off just 15 balls. This was an incredible effort, especially when considering this was the first time Zain had scored 50 in hisÂ LMS career. A few employees of UBS offered to donate evenÂ more money to Save The Children if Zain was able to scoreÂ his first LMS fifty at the home of cricket. We have no doubt thatÂ Zain will be circulatingÂ thisÂ articleÂ around the UBS office!
In reply Mylo WilkinÂ opened up the Herbert Smith innings and was dismissed for 19 of 9 balls. Devon Malcolm wasÂ pick of the UBSÂ bowlers on display andÂ his figures ofÂ 2 for 23 from four overs shouldÂ be enough to place him in the topÂ 7000 of the world bowlingÂ rankings when theyÂ areÂ updated on Thursday!Â
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! TheÂ final delivery ended up being a leg side wide and the ball had to be re bowled. This time the batsman gave himselfÂ room and smashed aÂ fourÂ through extra cover! Incredibly the scores were tied =>Â 140 played 140. It was a great gameÂ with Save The Children coming out victorious!
LastManStands would like to thank the ECB, MCC and allÂ theÂ who have helped LMS raise over Â£13,000 for Save The Children this year!
Other results from Finals dayÂ
- The final of the corporate league was a thriller.Â Urban ProjectsÂ Â batted first and posted a massive 215. In replyÂ Hogan LovellsÂ were always up with the run rate required but in the end they finished 12 runs short of the Urban projects total.Â