Media Owners triumph at UnLtd Big Clash in Auckland

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AUCKLAND, Today: The Men and Women’s Media Owner Teams clinched the trophy at the second UnLtd Big Clash cricket event in Auckland. The event drew over 200 industry professionals to the Parnell Cricket Club to support UnLtd’s charitable work for at-risk children and young people.

In the Men’s division, the final saw Agencies versus Media Owners, with the Media Owners winning by nine runs. The Women’s match also saw Media Owners outplay Agencies, winning by four runs.

Hannah Moore from MediaWorks and Rhys Denny from MBM were named Players of the Day. The Cartology Fastest Batter in Adland contest winners were Jesse Amiatu from Mindshare, with an impressive 131 hits per minute, and Hannah Moore again, with 95 hits per minute.

Liam Crause, team captain for Men’s Media Owners Team said: “We’re honoured to take home the trophy – it was a tight match! It was great to get together with our usual competitors and put our differences aside for a day for such a good cause. We’ll be back next year to defend our trophy!”

“We’re honoured to take home the trophy – it was a tight match!” – Liam Crause

The event, kindly sponsored by JCDecaux New Zealand and Cartology and supported by The Commercial Communications Council and IAB NZ, raises funds for UnLtd’s work to support charities helping children and young people at risk.

Phil Eastwood, General Manager of JCDecaux New Zealand said: “We love supporting UnLtd’s Big Clash event, it’s such a great way to connect with the industry over some healthy competition outdoors, and all for a good cause! The weather was beautiful, the cricket was competitive and the money raised was just fantastic. Congratulations to all the winners!”

Brendan Muller, General Manager New Zealand at UnLtd said: “What a day! We want to thank everyone who came along and helped make the second Big Clash such a great event. This event is a great example of a community coming together to make a difference. Whether you came to play cricket, umpire, score, volunteer, cheer your team or buy raffle tickets, or you donated prizes for the event – you’ve all helped make a big difference for young Kiwis at risk!”

The next UnLtd event in Auckland will be the UnLtd: Dodgeball competition on 13 June.

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