Lashings All Stars see off Copdock & Old Ipswichian in front of Henry Blofeld

West Indian Kirk Edwards batting during his innings of 80 for Lashings. Picture: NICK GARNHAM

West Indian Kirk Edwards batting during his innings of 80 for Lashings. Picture: NICK GARNHAM - Credit: Archant

The Lashings All Stars XI extended their undefeated run to 58 matches courtesy of a 58-run victory over Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club.

Copdock & OI players celebrate captain Tom Rash’s dismissal of Lashings’ Wasim Jaffer for 26. Pictur

Copdock & OI players celebrate captain Tom Rashs dismissal of Lashings Wasim Jaffer for 26. Picture: NICK GARNHAM - Credit: Archant

More than 500 spectators were present to see legendary cricket commentator Henry Blofeld declare the club’s new, extended pavilion officially open before the T20 match on Wednesday.

Ex-England batsman Usman Afzaal during his innings of 53 not out for Lashings. Picture: NICK GARNHAM

Ex-England batsman Usman Afzaal during his innings of 53 not out for Lashings. Picture: NICK GARNHAM - Credit: Archant

West Indian Kirk Edwards top-scored with 80, sharing a second-wicket stand of 124 with ex-England batsman Usman Afzaal, who struck an unbeaten 53 in Lashings’ total of 219 for two.

Legendary cricket commentator Henry Blofeld speaking before cutting the tape to declare the new, ext

Legendary cricket commentator Henry Blofeld speaking before cutting the tape to declare the new, extended pavilion open. Pictures: NICK GARHAM - Credit: Archant

Suffolk opening batsman Martyn Cull (40) and Archie Gravell (43) put on 74 for the second wicket in Copdock’s reply, which fell away in a flurry of wickets.

Part of the crowd at Wednesday’s match at Copdock. Picture: NICK GARNHAM

Part of the crowd at Wednesdays match at Copdock. Picture: NICK GARNHAM - Credit: Archant

Steve Gauke, chairman of the match organising committee, said: “It has been a fabulous day, and we owe a big thank you to Lashings for putting on a great show.


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“Thanks are also due to the sponsors and everyone else who made it possible.”

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