The annual fixture between the Loughburians and Elvaston Castle C.C. in memory of Sam who died in 2017 was overshadowed by the recent death of his greatest friend and best man Naveen Suri after a long illness. Since leaving in 2004 Naveen had played regularly for the Loughburians and even when ill would come and support. Before the game both teams lined up and gave a minute’s applause in his memory and players of both sides wore black armbands.
The match itself was as keenly contested as usual with the Loughburians eventually winning by 37 runs, the first time they have managed victory in the three years the game has been played.