Wisbech Town Cricket Club host inaugural Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes

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Wisbech Town Cricket Club hosted the inaugural Adie Peck Memorial Summer Sixes competition.

Adie was a much loved and respected club member who sadly passed away earlier this year and the event was organised by the club’s social committee in memory of a great guy.

An adult competition was contested by seven teams, that included the Pecky Boys who were made up of Adie’s close friends and a team from Marshland High School which Adie had attended.

There was also a junior competition that also had a team from Marshland, Wisbech and other local clubs.

The pink balls flew all over the Harecroft Road ground, with over 100 sixes hit during the day.

In the junior competition three teams won three of their four games, so it went to total runs scored and Wisbech and Peterborough 2nds made the final. Peterborough scored 76-1 and Wisbech ended up on 53-4.

In the adult competition every team had six games. Wisbech 1st finished top of the group, winning all their games, and the Social Committee in second lost just one.

In the final Wisbech posted a massive 87 runs in five overs, the top score of the day. The Social Committee required 16 runs off the last over and won off the last ball.

Adie’s mum, Janice Peck presented the winners and runners up with their trophies.

The committee along with Janice Peck, Lee Peck (Adie’s brother) and Gavin Plume (Adie’s best friend) handed over a cheque for £1,115 to Alexis Mack, Macmillan Information and Support Service Manager at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.

The money is going to the Raymond Dent Log Cabin Fund, a charity chosen by Adie’s family. This facility is in the grounds of the QEH, which provides much-needed accommodation for families of cancer patients receiving treatment at the nearby Macmillan Unit, and that Adie’s family used.

The money was raised at a comedy night, a fundraiser that was quickly changed into a charity event.

The Social Committee would like to thank everyone who has helped, supported and attended both events.

WTFC stated: “The club are extremely proud of the successes of both events and are honoured to have hosted them in memory of a guy that everyone misses dearly but will never be forgotten.”