11:00AM, Tuesday 08 July 2014
Sporting staff battled it out for glory in Braywick Park, with a Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) team crowned the inaugural Cracker Charity Challenge champions.
The teams from BCA, the Advertiser, The Magnet Leisure Centre and Lane4 joined three sides from Shanly Homes on a warm Thursday evening.
Each side played out rounds of volleyball, five-a-side-football, tag-rugby, and rounders - all to raise money for the Cracker Appeal, which pays for Christmas parties and days out for deserving groups.
Last year the appeal raised £10,000.
The action kicked-off at 6pm, and the Advertiser's 'athletes' were given an early warning of what was to come with a 4-1 spanking dished up by the Magnet's footballers.
The newspaper side were then well turned-over by Lane4 in a tag rugby match, which was followed by a schooling on the volleyball court from the BCA lecturers.
Eventually though the team found some form, clawing back to draw a volleyball match with a Shanly team, and beating another Shanly side on the football pitch.
But BCA had contrasting fortunes, with the college-side conquering all to win the cup.
The fixtures were followed by a barbecue to feed the hungry competitors, where the BCA team was presented with the trophy.
Watch a video of the action below.
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