In June, the AI Digital Allstar Xl met the mighty ROCC computers cricket team for game 3 of the now infamous ‘Bashes’ cricket series. Following 2 games last year, in which AI Digital managed to snatch victory in the last over of each match, ROCC were determined to get their own back in the series.
Celebrating with a human pyramid – i’m the one in the straw hat.
The game took place at the picturesque ground of Braypool, and above the roar of the evening traffic much banter was exchanged between the two team captains Tim Harrington of AI Digital and Alan Gould of ROCC. This banter was of course helped by the crates of beer and wine which now form an integral part these crucial bashes games.
AI decided to bat first, and posted a total of 140 from their 20 overs, with notable contributions from Eloi ‘Petit Mirage’ Casali, the AI overseas player. Jason ‘Mr Trees’ Woodford scored a rapid 40, and in between cans of beer ensured the scoring rate stayed high.
Honourable mentions go to Rachel ‘Tinker’ Lovejoy and Damon ‘Go’ Lightley who both batted well to post a strong final total.
Following a short tea break, ROCC’s batsmen started the run chase in beautiful evening sunshine but soon fell foul of some excellent bowling from the AI opening attack of Richard ‘Boy ‘ Pearson and Phil ‘Clean shirt’ Ashford. After 6 over’s ROCC were wobbling on 28 for 6, but sterling batting from Alan Gould and Luke Aldrich ( as well as some comedy fielding from AI) meant that ROCC eventually finished on 111 all out.
Although AI now have a 3-0 lead in the ‘Bashes’, battle will commence again this summer where ROCC will no doubt be keen to break their duck and try and regain the much coveted ‘Bashes’ trophy.
Phil Bartholomew, Digital Designer for AI Digital said of the game, “it’s more than a game of cricket, there’s the exercise and the chance to get to know my team mates better, in a relaxed environment. This is a great example of how AI Digital encourages teamwork as part of its mission to become the best place to work in digital media in Brighton.”
The AI Digital Allstar Xl is looking for more corporate teams to play during the remainder of the summer. Team captains can respond directly to Tim Harrington on firstname.lastname@example.org to organise dates.