Cricketing legend flies in for Midhurst match

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CRICKETING legend Joel Garner was a special guest when Barbados Tourism sponsored a match between Midhurst and Cowdray Park Polo Club players.

The Barbados High Commissioner, Guy Hewitt, was guest of honour for the evening match, and arrived with former West Indies bowler.

The 6’ 8” Barbadian, known during his career as ‘The Bird’, reminisced with members who had seen him play for Somerset during the 1980s and also took time to meet some of the youngsters who attend training on Friday evenings, supported by Midhurst & Petworth Rotary.

Sir Charles Williams from Barbados, whose Apes Hill side has so far enjoyed two wins in the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup, was also present along with Kyle Gittens from Barbados Tourism.

A good number of spectators enjoyed the 20/20 fixture.

They saw Midhurst, under the captaincy of Tim Dixon, first to bat scoring 158 runs.

But it was Cowdray Park Polo Club, captained by Malcolm Borwick, who ran out the winners, scoring 159 with two overs left.

Polo players Tom Morley, Chris Hyde, Hissam Ali Hyder, Ollie Cudmore, Jack Richardson and Lanto Sheridan all contributed to the victory.

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