Two teams of theologians took to the crease in the finals of a church cricket cup competition.

Reverend Dr Crichton Limbert, Vicar of Southgate, and the Right Reverent Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, played for a victorious Diocese of London cricket team against Lichfield clergymen.

The Church Times Cricket Cup was played at the Walker Ground, in Waterfall Road against the backdrop of Christ Church, Southgate on Thursday September 7.

In the limited overs match the Diocese of London team won the toss and chose to open the batting.

They went on to record an impressive fifth successive win reaching 239 for 5 to Lichfield’s 228 for 5.

Right Reverend Mark Rylands, Bishop of Shrewsbury, won the man of the match award with an innings of 77 runs, however.

The Church of England’s weekly newspaper sponsors and organizes the annual inter-diocesan cricket competition.

The newspaper is now in its 67th year.

The Walker Cricket Ground has always hosted the finals with permission of the trustees and the Southgate and Southgate Adelaide Cricket Clubs.

The ground is named after John Walker, the eldest of seven Walker brothers, all of whom were laid to rest in the family vault in the Christ Church, Southgate, church yard.

The brothers founded the Southgate and Middlesex County cricket clubs and helped establish Lords.

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