Not strictly cricket news but those of you who may have sponsored Jack Richardsonour former seam bowler and / or his girl-friend Polly Atherton.
I can confirm both ofthem completed the Bath ½ Marathon today in heavy rain.
After Polly’s cancer diagnosis last year and despite a certain a virus and having only completed her chemo four months ago both ran with friends in aid of CLIC Sargeant.
The two of them alone have currently raised £3715. Jack finished in a time of 1 hr 30 mins with Polly coming in remarkably less than 8 mins latter.
We are reliably informed Jack was beaten by the son of one of the Cornwood scorers by exactly 1 minute.
A last minute withdrawal denied Jack the opportunity to race against double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell.
To put Polly’s time into some sort context it was only 34 minutes outside the current World Record! Well done Polly, Jack and all their team.