The City's finest 11 spinners, including Corfin co-founder Harry Chathli, Icis PR director Archie Berens and Buchanan director Mark Edwards - led by Financial Dynamics senior V-P James Melville-Ross - vanquished a team of financial journalists, led by The Sunday Telegraph's Andrew Murray-Watson, including Independent City editor Damian Reece and Financial Times investment editor Philip Coggan.
In the match, held in Roehampton on Sunday, the PR 'Flacks' team notched up a blistering 227 for eight in their allotted 35 overs, while the 'Hacks' were all out for 173.
The 54-run win and the £13,000 raised for St Thomas' Neonatal Unit and Maggies Cancer Caring Centres were a cause for celebration, but we couldn't help wondering if the two sides weren't tempted to question the symbiotic relationship between their two professions with some bodyline bowling.
Melville-Ross plays a dead bat, insisting all behaved 'impeccably'. But he still accuses Murray-Watson of 'sledging' - needling the Flacks for not making 300 runs. Well, anything the Aussies can do...