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Results of Lord Mayor’s Appeal: Twenty20 Cricket Match

Team Axe Wins

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 4, 2021

Upfront left: William Russell. Upfront right: Damian Lewis. Back row behind Damian: Gareth Lewis

Today, Sunday, 4 July 2021, Lord Mayor’s Appeal held the charitable Twenty20 cricket match on the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company venue, with Damian’s brother William Russell serving as captain for his team, The Lord Mayor XI versus Damian serving as Captain for his team, The Bobby Axelrod XI. And it looks like Damian’s other brother Gareth Lewis played on the Bobby Axelrod XI team as well!

The winning team was The Bobby Axelrod XI, but really both teams win because the match was for charity! The Lord Mayor’s Appeal organization aims to find solutions to the most pressing societal issues in London and beyond with the strategy of working on four key pillars to create a City that is inclusive, healthy, skilled and fair.

For more information about the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, please visit their website here.
View more photos of the event in our Gallery here.

Categories Charity Cricket Personal and Family Life Philanthropy

Lord Mayor’s Appeal: Twenty20 Cricket Match

Brother Against Brother For a Good Cause

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 15, 2021

L to R: Brothers Damian Lewis, William Russell, and Gareth Lewis

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman William Russell is hosting a charity cricket match on Sunday, 4 July 2021 in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Set within the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company and against the stunning backdrop of the historic Armoury House and buildings, this Twenty20 match will see the Lord Mayor’s 11 (captained by the Lord Mayor William Russell) go into bat against Bobby Axelrod’s 11 (captained by Damian Lewis).

Damian told Cricket World, “My brother and I have grown up together enjoying both playing and watching cricket and I think we are both looking forward to getting back out on the pitch, and raising some money for the charities. My team, Bobby Axelrod’s 11, are getting in their practice now so we will be ready and raring to go!”

10:30 am – Cricketers and spectators arrive
11:00 am – First innings – Lord Mayor’s 11 vs Bobby Axelrod’s 11
12:30 pm – Break
1:00 pm – Second innings – Lord Mayor’s 11 vs Bobby Axelrod’s 11
2:30 pm – BBQ lunch
4.00 pm – Finish

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit Lord Mayor’s Appeal website here.

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Categories Cricket Podcast

Damian Guest Stars on Not Just Cricket Podcast – March 19, 2021

Podcast with Mark Nicholas

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 19, 2021

Few British actors have conquered America with quite the intensity and integration achieved by Not Just Cricket’s fifth guest, Damian Lewis. An Old Etonian whose acting skills were further honed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he’s also – despite what he might tell you – a more than descent cricketer.

Listen to the Podcast here

Categories Cricket Personal and Family Life Summertime

Chief Rivalry Cricket Match Authors vs. Actors 2020 – Aug 26, 2020

Leader of the Pack

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 26, 2020

As Team Captain, Damian skippered a victory for the Actors Cricket Club against team rival The Authors on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Ascott Park Cricket Ground located at the Ascott Estate in Ascott, Buckinghamshire, England.

Damian championed a win by 14 runs despite 49 for the 9th wicket put on by Jon Hotten and Charlie Campbell. This is the second year in a row that Damian has led his team to victory. 

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Laura Jeffrey. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Gwyn Jones, Paul Lichtenstern, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Antony Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Geoff Streatfeild, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and Alastair Whatley.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Richard Beard, Matt Thacker, David Owen, Peter Frankopan, Chris Hemmings, Nick Campion, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, and Anthony McGowan.

We hear it was a great match and lovely setting. Until next year!

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Chief Rivalry Cricket Match of the Summer – Aug 22, 2019

The Authors vs. The Actors XI, 2019

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 22, 2019

Source: Instagram @actorsxi

It was the biggest cricket match of the summer today, August 22, 2019, as The Authors took on their oldest rivals, The Actors at Eton College.

Over the past eight seasons The Authors have played cricket teams of priests, publishers, soldiers, lawyers, bankers, tea planters and prison guards but they could not score a ‘W’ against their chief rivalry The Actors.

Damian’s team scored a victory today as The Authors lost to The Actors by 39 runs, ending a five year losing streak. Cheers to Damian’s team, The Actors!

Sponsored by Rathbones, the match was umpired by John Betts and scored by Peter Harding. Stars of both screen and page participated in the match, including:

The Actors: Team Captain Damian Lewis, Nick Asbury, Ant Jardine, Nathan Lee, Lachlan Nieboer, Julian Ovenden, Geoff Streatfeild, William Troughton, Dan Tuite, Ben Willbond, and James Wrighton.

The Authors: Team Captain Charlie Campbell, Arthur Beard, Richard Beard, Ben Falk, Sebastian Faulks, Nicholas Hogg, Tom Holland, Jon Hotten, Vaseem Khan, Anthony McGowan, and Adam Rutherford.

To view more images of the match, please visit our Gallery here.