Arsenal Football Club invited IPL and and Essex cricketers, Ravi Bopara and Ryan ten Doeschate to the Arsenal Training Ground to take part in a cricket challenge earlier this month.
The cricket duo taught newcomers to the sport David Ospina and Gabriel how to bowl, before taking part in a bowling competition.
Each side bowled 6 times, with the team with the highest total amounts of wickets the winner.
The teams were:
Team 1: Ravi Bopara, Theo Walcott, Gabriel
Team 2: Ryan ten Doeschate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, David Opsina
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain shone during the competition, hitting the stumps twice for his team before beating Theo Walcott in the bowl off when scores were tied at 5 all.
Now please Arsene let the Ox shine at St James Park tomorrow.
Thanks to the AFC Media team as always and for all photos we thank Westney Phorography – Tom you are a star!
Passionate fifty-something Arsenal supporter who has been making the journey to N5 regularly since the early 1980s – although his first game was in 1976. Always passionate when talking about The Arsenal, Dave decided to send a guest blog to Gunnersphere in the summer of 2011 and has not stopped writing about the Gunners since.
He set up his own site – 1 Nil Down 2 One Up – in February 2012, which he moved on in 2016 to concentrate on freelance writing and building Gunners Town, which he launched with Paul in 2014.
The objective of GT was to be new and fresh and to give a platform for likeminded passionate Arsenal fans wishing to write about their team. Dave still of course, writes for the site himself and advises the ever-changing writing crew.