Just spent a very enjoyable afternoon in a deserted corner of Walthamstow where two cricketing titans did battle. That's right it was the Hands off the People of Iran vs Labour Representation Committee fundraising match.
Hopi won the toss and team captain Attila the Stockbroker decided that we should bat first, after carefully weighing up wind speed, direction and the state of the sewage works just over the hedge. It was an inauspicious start with Communist Party of Great Britain stalwart Ben Lewis bowled out on his very first ball.
Happily the rest of the team took up Ben's slack and set to work against the LRC's handy bowlers. Mr Matt Sellwood, Green parliamentary candidate for Hackney added three full runs to the team before being given out in a very dodgy decision which I admit I didn't personally see. Natalie Bennett, from Camden Greens added another five runs and was not out by the end of the 25-over innings, McDonnell's bowling unable to dislodge her from the crease.