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Hobart Hurriances are triumphant in Bourne Cricket Club's Jolly Boccas Outing for the Big Bash Olympics

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The juggernaut of the Jolly Boccas Outing has rolled on over the past fortnight as 21 of Bourne Cricket Club’s finest continued to pound the streets in a continued effort stay physically and mentally fit in these most testing of times.

The latest competition built on the previous ‘Big Bash’ event as the same three teams competed in the ‘Big Bash Olympics’.

The last competition was a test of endurance so the players now turned to speed as each player across the last fortnight completed a gruelling 3km, 10km, 5km time trial before a conclusion this weekend of half-marathon distances.

Captain George Hartley was the star performer for the victorious Hobart Hurricanes.
Captain George Hartley was the star performer for the victorious Hobart Hurricanes.

The Hobart Hurricances finished victorious with a team made up of Adam Hilless, Chris Good, Ben Keast, Adam Binns, Ben Woodward, Dean Smith and captained by George Hartley.

Star performers were Chris Good and captain Hartley as they both picked up maximum points in all events against their respective targets.

The hectic schedule of the Jolly Boccas Outing brought many injuries but through ultra competitiveness, huge character and team spirit all fought on.

This was summed up by 19 out of 21 completing the half-marathon this weekend, almost half first-timers at the distance and almost all with personal bests and an individual average time of 1hr 39mins.

On this occasion the Boccas chose the excellent Bourne-based ‘Don’t Lose Hope’ mental health charity to donate to and raised a fantastic £374.10.

They have now raised more than £2,000 for the NHS and local charities since they started their running exploits last spring.

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