WHAT happened last Sunday will live long in the memory of Oakley Cricket Club memories.

What turned out to be a thrilling World Cup Final with England winning coincided with The Oaks hosting the ‘Help for Heroes’ team that was established to aid sick and injured servicemen back into a normal civilian life.

What unfolded was a wonderful afternoon of cricket at Oakley and at Lords, culminating in the kind of sporting drama that could not be bettered by any music concert or theatre production anywhere in the world.

It was very humbling to have these service men and women at the club and their appreciation of our efforts was heart-warming stuff.

Some of these people have suffered shocking, life changing experiences, so to share a game of cricket with them, then unbridled joy at what unfolded at Lords, gave us all great pleasure.

Everyone who played, catered, served and helped last Sunday did themselves and the club proud.

The game we all love got the sunny day it deserved and to experience such drama at the end of the day, was a joy to behold.