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This was the 15th slice of the five-a-side tournament and took place at the Goals centre in Syon Lane, west London.

As usual, the tournament’s final was the most prestigious tie but a plate title was also up for grabs.

In that final it was Capital Fine Art Removals who won the top honour, beating Sotheby’s, while ATG – the main sponsor of this tournament – tasted success in the plate final.

Other teams included Bath Auctioneers, Phillips, Bonhams, Flaxman Fine Jewellery and East Bristol Auctions.

The charity Breast Cancer Haven benefitted from the event, which was followed by a French-style barbecue, live band and presentation in the evening.

Breaking nine years of hurt

After a losing streak of nine years, Christie’s notched up victory against the Fine Art Trade team in the Lee Plate cricket match on September 4. Edgar Both (who is a retired dealer in Old Masters) reports on the competition played at Chiswick House...

Christie’s opened the batting in this 30-over Lee Plate match. They built a solid score with Andre Zlattinger and chairman Orlando Rock scoring the runs.


Christie’s UK chairman Orlando Rock racked up runs in the Lee Plate.

After the loss of three quick wickets Coleman added a useful 23 not out to make a total of 188. Willy Nickerson bowled the best for the trade.

The Fine Art Trade was captained by Tony Fell, whose openers started slowly, pinned down by accurate bowling from Pettifer and Rock with Maguire, Nickerson and Shuttleworth, the trade’s front line bowler, making the only significant contribution to a total of 81 runs.

Newcomers to the trade team included Daniel Crouch and James Murray.

The same venue is booked for next year on September 3 and we look forward to your support.