winner of Durham County Cricket Club's Pro for a Day competition,
Alastair Gibson, got the chance to play against some of the best
cricketers in the world when he played in the Durham team against
Lashings on Wednesday.
got the chance to bowl to Stuart Carlisle, Sir Viv Richards, Richie
Richardson, Franklyn Rose and Chris Harris, even taking a wicket.
He then had to face the bowling of Grant Flower, Mohammed Akram
and Chris Harris and scored a respectable 3 not out when rain stopped
Alastair the day really was a dream come true. He said: "The
whole day was absolutely fantastic. Everyone made me feel really
welcome and the team were great."
added that there were a few best moments of the day, saying, "I
think the best part of the day had to be bowling at a great legend
like Sir Viv Richards. But it was a great feeling walking off the
pitch at the end of play in distinguished company knowing I hadn't
made a complete fool of myself!"