ARUN District Council’s chairman was knocked for six when his fundraiser scored more than £1,000 for charity.
Councillor Terence Chapman was thrilled with the result of his charity cricket match, held on Sunday (September 1) at the Arundel Cricket Club’s pitch.
The fixture was arranged to support Home-Start Arun, Cllr Chapman’s chosen charity for his term in office.
And despite being a so-called ‘friendly’ game, the competition between the Arun Chairman’s XI and the Arun Officers’ XI was fierce.
Arun officers, led by council chief executive Nigel Lynn, racked up an impressive score of 129 in just 35 overs, with IT manage Nigel Quinlan scoring 50 not out.
However, the chairman’s side fought back, taking the match with 130, with seven wickets in hand.
Funds were generated through ticket sales, donations and a raffle.
Spectators included the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Patrick Burgess, the chairman of West Sussex County Council, Amanda Jupp, and chairmen and mayors from across Sussex, as well as representatives of charities, voluntary organisations, town and parish councils.