England vs the Barbarians for the FFK cricket trophy
First Published 26th June 2012
Australia v England - major charity cricket challenge tomorrow in support of Futures for Kids
Hamish Purdey, CEO, FFastFill
"An Australian team (plus friends) - The Barbarians - will always be superior to England when the chips are down."
London - The City is readying itself up for a major charity cricket challenge tomorrow (Wednesday 27th June) on the grounds of the Honourable Artllery Company (HAC). City Road, London EC1.
Under the Captainships of Keith Todd CBE (England) and Hamish Purdey (The Barbarians) respectively the Chairman and CEO of FFastFill, teams drawn from City operations including JP Morgan, FC Stone Intl, LCH, BGC Partners, London Metal Exchange, Trading Technologies and UBS, supported by guest from the USA, are lining up at 3.30pm for a 20 overs per side challenge.
The Match and the succeeding Futures for Kids Gala Dinner, also
at the HAC, marks the culmination of this years IDX
(international derivatives conference and exhibition) which is
drawing record crowds to debate IT challenges, regulation and the
integration of exchange traded and OTC business, to The Brewery
Conference centre of Chiswell Street.
Umpires are Nick Spencer-Skeen and the Head of Futures for Kids, Bill Templer.
"The cricket match is the high point of the whole conference," said Hamish Purdey. "It's going to be about great fun, good sportsmanship and another opportunity to show that an Australian team (plus friends) - The Barbarians - will always be superior to England when the chips are down."
Hamish Purdey's colleague, Keith Todd takes a contrary view!