The ‘Stumped Up A Rockface’ Challenge

Two of Torbay’s amateur sports clubs will go head-to-head in a unique charity challenge on Sunday 8th May, when the Cavendish Cavaliers Cricket Club take on the Two Degrees Climbing Club. The ‘Stumped Up A Rockface Challenge’ will start at midday when the Cavaliers will race against the climbers up a 100-foot rock face at Meadfoot Quarry (below Daddyhole Plain). After this punishing ordeal, a civilised tea will be taken at Babbacombe Cricket Club on Wall’s Hill before harnesses and carabiners are swapped for pads and bats for a late afternoon Twenty20 match. Should the event be tied after one leg each, the decider will be played out in the skittles alley at Babbacombe Cricket Club.

The event was arranged by Cavaliers captain Rich Blagden and Duncan Kenny of the Two Degrees, and will raise money for Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. ‘Our clubs are very similar in that we both want to give people an opportunity to be involved in our respective sports, regardless of ability’ said Kenny ‘and it was only natural that our nominated charity should be TC&CT, who do such a great job of looking after cliffs and green spaces alike’. A keen rivalry is expected on the day, with Kenny claiming the Cavaliers were ‘nothing but a bunch of lazy pie-eaters’ while Blagden reiterated his belief that the thought of the enormous tea waiting for them would inspire his men up the rock in record time.

The challenge will be sponsored by Bay’s Brewery, who are providing ale to be sold to the teams, with all the proceeds being donated to the charity. Players on both sides will also be donating their tea money to Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Spectators will be more than welcome at the cricket from 4pm.

If you would like more details, please contact Duncan on 07801249515 or Rich on 07530502837.