Birketts win the 2018 RSM Charity Rounders Tournament

20 July 2018

Birketts batted, bowled and fielded their way to the trophy last night (19 July) at the Charity Rounders Tournament hosted by RSM at British Sugar’s Sports and Social Club, Bury St Edmunds.

18 teams took part in the event, with well-known names including Barclays, AXA and the hosts RSM mixing with local businesses and law firms including Attwells, Ashtons and Greene & Greene in a group stage/knockout style competition.

Birketts did well to find their way out of the group stage, eliminating the 2016 champions and 2017 finalists Greene & Greene in the process. They went one better in the quarter final, beating 2014 champions Whiting & Partners, before winning against International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF) in the semis and Finborough in the final.

A total of £2,000 was raised on the night for GeeWizz, a charity founded by Gina Long MBE with as a distinct focus and expertise in providing specialist equipment to children and young adults up to the age of 21, living in Suffolk and Norfolk, with life-threatening conditions.

Playing for Birketts: (from left to right): Peter Hosking, Ryan Bigland (C), Josh Ripman, Laura Tanguay, Lawrence Pearce, Mark Elgar, Callum Ross, Adam Brown