Dr Mumbo

Photon’s Bailey and Hughes fail the cricket test

The sad duty falls to Dr Mumbo to report that Photon bosses Tim Hughes and Matt ‘Golden Duck” Bailey have disgraced Australia.  

The pair represented the Australian-based marketing group in the first ever contest between the staff of its English outpost and the Aussies. The outcome will, Dr Mumbo assumes, have led to a very sombre atmosphere in the first class cabin of the return flight.

We now turn to Graham Goodkind, chairman of Photon’s Frank PR, for this match report:

The first ever Photon Ashes  resulted in a victory by three runs for the England team.  The 20-over per side match was the first ever contest between Photon Australians and Photon Poms.

The Australian team was captained by the super-competitive Chairman of Photon Tim Hughes and comprised all the other Photon Group Board Directors along with UK-based Australians working at London-based Photon-owned companies.  The special guest player for the Australian team was Jeff ‘Thommo’ Thomson, one of the fastest bowlers the world of Test Cricket has seen.

The England team, skippered by Graham Goodkind, Chairman of London and Sydney based Frank PR, was made up of directors from Photon-owned Naked, REL Marketing, Likemind, Hotwire, Frank and Sledge.  Its guest player was Gladstone Small, veteran of the victorious 1986-87 England team Ashes victory in Australia.

England batted first and posted a respectable score of 105 for five wickets.  The match went to the wire, and with six wickets down and four runs to win needed from the final ball, England legend Gladstone Small found the middle stump of an Australian tail-ender with one of his signature out-swingers to send the crowd wild.  Thomson had given the green hats a glimmer of hope with the day’s only six in the penultimate over, but it was Goodkind’s England team that lifted the (replica) Ashes trophy.

Hughes top-scored for the Australians with 25 runs and looked handy with the ball all afternoon.  Photon CEO Matthew Bailey had the shortest innings of the day, bowled out first ball trying to hit the ball into the neighbouring picturesque church.  Even fellow Board Director Sue McIntosh managed to contribute more runs than the despondent looking Bailey.  For England, Giles Peddie of Hotwire took on the Australian attack and led the England scoring charts with 26 runs, with Jamie Kaye of Frank and Goodkind chipping in with 18 and 14 runs respectively.

It is envisaged that the next Photon Ashes will precede the next Ashes series in Australia.

Photon Australia’s cricket team in happier times:



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