17 August 2011
The Cleaner Seas for Sussex project team has taken to the cricket field in a community match against teachers and ex-pupils of Peacehaven Community School.
The game was played on the school field, which overlooks the green roof of Southern Water's new wastewater treatment works being constructed in Peacehaven.
The game was based on Twenty 20 cricket, but with a twist - each player had to bowl two overs and batsmen retired at 20 runs.
Team Captain, James York, 4Delivery's Community Relations Manager, said: "The game started with us losing the toss and as black clouds gathered on the horizon things were looking bleak. However, this soon passed as glimmers of brilliance from both those bowling and fielding, the teams seemed evenly matched. The school ended up winning what was a very close match."
Ben Green, Southern Water's Project Manager, said: "Peacehaven Community School is located on the boundary to our new works and as part of our commitment to working with the local community we were delighted to enjoy an afternoon of cricket with both staff and pupils. We hope to return to the school to face another sporting challenge in the next school year."
The Cleaner seas team was Southern Water's Ben Green, Nathan Jarman and James Sheldon along with contractor 4Delivery's James York, Aalok Sonawala, Nick Curtis, John Awdry, Phil Ebner, Andy Turner, Viraj Alwis and Sudesh Perera.