A STELLAR turnout of cricketing stars from around the world descended on Osterley for a charity cricket match last Thursday.
Indian Gymkhana CC, based in Thornbury Road, hosted a Masters Cup game to raise money for the Yuvraj Singh Charity Foundation, set up by the Indian Test star.
And seven players from Middlesex Championship top flight side Gymkhana were invited to play alongside stars like former Indian one-day international legend Ajay Jadeja.
Gymkhana's Nirav Jariwala, Kunal Patel, Sudash Choudhary, Chirag Patel, Aditya Archiya and Sagaree Kholi, turned out for the Celebrasians side alongside England Masters players like Mike Gatting.
In front of a crowd of about 1,000, they took on a Surrey CCC team who featured, among others, Mark Ramprakash, Andre Nel, Pedro Collins and Jon Batty.
Playing a Twenty20 game, the Gymkhana seven helped their side to a comfortable win, losing only two wickets in chasing down 163-9. Archiya stole the show with an unbeaten 65, while Jadeja was also unbeaten on 35 and Jariwala made 37 for Celebrasians.
Jariwala said: "It was a wonderful occasion. We had some of the biggest names seen at Indian Gymkhana since we hosted a touring India side 10 years ago."