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Real Oddies make Sky Sports debut
5:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A PUB cricket team became stars of Saturday morning TV when they were guests on popular Sky Sports show Cricket AM.
The Real Oddies club took part in a quiz and a ‘bowl off’ when they appeared on the show, presented by Sarah-Jane Mee and Matt Floydon, on Saturday *AUG10*, which was the last in the current series.
The team, which plays in the PiriPiri cricket league and the Colchester Evening League, was given just two week to prepare for the live show, but John Hepburn, club secretary, said it was “dream day” for the club.
“It was an unbelievable day for us all,” said Mr Hepburn.
“We thought we might have a five minute feed day but it was completely live, so we had to watch everything coming out of our mouths.
“We had a dream day - it was a great experience.”
The eight club representatives took part in a quiz with former Australian Test batsman Marcus North and South African batsman Alviro Petersen before getting the chance to bowl to North on a reduced-size wicket.
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