This week saw the official launch of 'The Big Game 2' on Wednesday 19th August. The launch was situated at a fitting Hampstead CC which was used as the original ground before Wasps and Harlequins parted ways to set up their own clubs.
The launch invited the press to play the Quins staff at a game of cricket. The Quins team had a few senior squad players including Chris York, Ollie Lindsay-Hague and the all round sportsman, Nick Easter. Nick took to the crease as an opening batsman and was putting the ball all around the pitch, opening in magnificent style and leading the way for the other batsman to feel relaxed at the crease.
Quins clocked up 92 runs in their 15 overs, and it was down to the press to chase. The press started out slowly with fast bowling coming from Nick Easter and Ollie Lindsay-Hague. However, the runs started coming fast with the introduction of Paul Morgan (Rugby World) as the third batsman. After 70 runs and the overs coming to a close, runs started slowing slightly. Nevertheless it came down to the penultimate ball and the press needed 2 runs to win. A fast ball and an edge of the bat sealed the 2 runs necessary and led to a press victory.
It was a brilliant launch for 'The Big Game 2' and a sign of a great day to come on Sunday 27th December.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.