Agriculture and Food

Cricket team featuring former England footballer and a star of Game of Thrones take on Cotswold restaurant

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 21 August 2020 9:00

Cricket team featuring former England footballer and a star of Game of Thrones take on Cotswold restaurant

Cirencester’s Rajdoot Indian restaurant staff took to the cricket field in Rodmarton for what has become an annual game against one of its regular customers. 

That regular is none other than former Arsenal and England football captain – Tony Adams. 

Every year the Mr Adams assembles a team, which in previous years has included his former England and Arsenal team mates Ian Wright and Lee Dixon, and this year contained Game of Thrones star, Alfie Allen, to take on his favourite Indian restaurant in a limited over match.

 

Tony Adams presents the man of the match trophy to Nasir Uddin

This year he was unable to add another trophy to the cabinet, however, with is team beaten with two overs to spare after setting a target of 112 for the restaurant team. Rajdoot captain Nasir Uddin won man of the match. 

Tony and his wife Poppy then host a post-game gathering which the restaurant duly caters for. “This year was a tight game and we are already thinking about next year,” said Rajdoot manager Foyez Rahman.

“Tony and Poppy are great hosts and next year we may be able to do something for charity with the game if we are allowed to have a crowd here.”