Dereham Cricket Club and Dereham Golf Club battle it out in memory of Charlie Thompson

Dereham Cricket Club's annual memorial game in honour of club stalwart Charlie Thompson was a success once again on Sunday.

With the trophy held by the golf club for the past five years, the cricketers pulled out the stops by having their strongest team in many years. Former club champion Mark Egglington joined their ranks as well as European Tour player Andrew Marshall. At the halfway stage the cricket club were in control of four of the six fourball games, but Stewart Thompson and Arthur Lake were beaten by three holes by former Dereham cricketer Barry Battlelley, playing for the golf club.

Second pairing Jake Anema and Marshall won by two holes against another former golf club champion Mel Harbour, Marshall, pictured, hitting a round of 65.

Mathew Cross and George Watts-Sturrock fought back strongly only to lose by two holes, but Marshall's caddy and cricketer George Pledger, with Justin Morfoot, won by three holes.

The last two games brought out the youngsters, David Lake and Liam Cameron, who were beaten by five holes. Egglington and Frank brought up the rear but lost by a single hole leaving the golf club with a 4-2 win.

Proceeds from the event, organised by Ray Wicks and Barry Battelley, were split between the golf club juniors, cricket club juniors and the Royal Navy.