The renowned cricket event, Lashings, were formed in 1984 when pub talk and a local team pulling out from a nearby match, launched the concept of cricketing all-stars playing amateurs.
From a one-off game, Lashings now operates around the country, attracting thousands of spectators, fans and not to mention cricketing legends.
Names such as Monty Panesar and Yasir Arafat adorn the pitch and hospitality areas at each Lashings game, and this year Saxe Coburg proudly sponsored the event which was held at Chapel Gate in Bournemouth.
As the sun shone down, Saxe Coburg hosted clients on their table and enjoyed the company of famous cricketer Yasir Arafat. Arafat is a Pakistani first-class crickter who has represented his country in a number of test matches and is the legendary all-rounder who achieved a career test average of 47.
In 2004, Yasir took five wickets in six balls against Faisalabad for Rawalpindi in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. He became the fourth player to achieve this rare feat in the history of first-class cricket across the globe, next only to Bill Copson (1937), William Henderson (1938), and Pat Pocock (1972). It’s fair to say, he’s a true legend!
As Estate Agents in Dorset, Saxe Coburg proudly sponsored this year’s event, which was excellently run and a great networking occasion for all.
Our logo featured on the Team Kit, looking very smart on authentic cricket whites, we have to say!
The day was superb from start to finish. Thank you to everyone at Lashings for a wonderful time. We’ll be seeing you next year!
Words by Suze Gillatt