LUTHER Blissett got the better of Perry Groves as the two former football stars went head-to-head on the cricket pitch.
The ex-professionals took teams to Hemel Hempstead Town Cricket Club for the Rocastle Test 2011 – a charity match to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
And the Luther Blissett XI scraped to a six-run win over the Perry Groves World XI to take the spoils.
Blissett’s side batted first, with Royston player Mick Miller (70) helping them to a total of 208-7 off their 40 overs.
Hemel Town U15 player Will Langley also pitched in with 57, while Groves (0-15) and Ashley Walcott (2-35) were the pick of the bowlers.
In reply, Hemel Town II player Josh Graves starred for the Perry Groves World XI, smashing 104 – but he could not prevent his side slipping to the defeat.
Blissett put in a good stint with the ball, taking 1-35 from his six overs.
Arsenal Herts and Beds were the driving force behind the day, and chairman Ben Roberts said: “It was a close game, a lot of fun, and good money was made for MNDA.”
Donations can still be made to the charity by texting ROCK 67 and the amount to 70070.