Police tikka chance on veteran officers in annual clash

South Yorkshire Police team captain Lee Dodds presents the trophy to the Aagrah's Asif Ali cheered on by team mates.
South Yorkshire Police team captain Lee Dodds presents the trophy to the Aagrah's Asif Ali cheered on by team mates.
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CANCER patients are set to cop a boost thanks to a sporting curry on in Doncaster!

Officers from South Yorkshire Police took on staff from one of Doncaster’s best- known Indian restaurants, the Aagrah, in Woodlands, in a fundraising friendly in aid of the Aurora Centre at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The centre provides non clinical treatments, such as beauty therapy, to help boost the morale of cancer patients.

The game was played at Sprotbrough cricket club, where the team captain is Asif Ali, who is also manager of Doncaster Aagrah.

It was the 12th annual charity cricket match between the police and staff from the restaurant and Aagrah had a 6-5 lead before this year’s match.

Aagrah batted first and scored 202, a record in the games, scoring 13 sixes and 12 fours in 25 overs.

But the police turned out to be better at catching criminals than cricket balls– and scored only 153.

PC Lee Dodds said: “This may be due to the police team consisting of some retired officers, and the average age of the team being 47!”