Ollie uses pedal power

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While his team mates were cruising to victory over Takeley, batsman and J&J Drake Apprentice Ollie Drake was busy working up a sweat on the sidelines.

Drake, top scorer in Wilbrahams’ opening day win, swapped his bat and ball for a spin bike, which he and friend Will Burton rode for 12 hours to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The exhausting effort was in memory of Drake’s grandad and J&J Drake founder, John, who passed away last year and has so far raised a huge sum of £1600.

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve done both mentally and physically, and I’m still a bit sore in my neck, arms, legs and backside,” he said. “But we got through it and raised some cash.

“The fatigue kicked in between hours eight to ten, at which point I was wondering how I was going to get through the next few hours, but we got some great support.

“The seat was a massive issue for me, and by the end I was cycling standing up. But it was for a great person and a great cause, and whenever it got tough my grandad came to the front of my mind.

“We managed to get a nice spot by the side of the pitch as well where we had all angles covered and see all the action, and it was great to see the boys bag a win too.” J & J Drake are proud sponsors of the Great Wilbraham cricket team.



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