Fresh from their Royal London Cup win at Lords, a group of Hampshire’s finest cricketers were treated to a blast round the Solent, thanks to the Boat Club, based at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth.
Players from the ageasbowl-based club travelled at up to 35 knots on three specially-built Ballistic RIB boats.
“It was great to welcome the team down to Trafalgar,” said Jonny Boys, Managing Director at the The Trafalgar Group. “Elite sportsman appreciate a day away from training to refresh their batteries and there’s nothing quite like a spin on The Solent under blue-skies to freshen things up.”
Some of the team that went out had never been on The Solent before. Players James Vince (Captain), Tom Alsop, Rilee Rossouw, Sam Northeast, Ian Holland, Lewis McManus, Gareth Berg, Chris Wood, Kyle Abbott, Colin Munro, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jimmy Adams all took part in the event.
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“We’re delighted to be supporting our local county team,” said Jonny Boys. “Let’s hope that they are successful in The Blast. And if any cricket fans want to come down and have a look at our boat club, they are more than welcome.”
“I am sure we’ll be seeing some of the players back again. The Boat Club is ideal for them as they can have a fast blast on a RIB, or take their families and friends out on a day cruiser. They’ve got all the choice they could ever need, without the hassle of ownership.”