We are used to seeing Gurkhas do well at shooting, volleyball and football, but two Gurkha teams have will face each other in the Army Inter-Unit Cricket Championships Semi-Final tomorrow at the Aldershot Cricket Ground.
The teams from 2 RGR and 10 QOGLR are setting a record as it is the first time two Gurkha teams have made it into the last four of the competition in what is a fast emerging sport for the Brigade.
Last year, 10QOGLR beat 2RGR in a friendly and so revenge is being sought, but 2RGR are the favourites having beaten various strong Artillery Regiments, while QOGLR have overcome 13RLC, 3 Sig Regiment and the Household Cavalry.
The winner of the match will go on to play 4 Rifles in the final of the competition on the 10th September, also at Aldershot – meaning the Brigade of Gurkhas will certainly have a side in the final of the Army Championships, a magnificent feat and another first given cricket’s (so far) relatively minor standing as a sport in the Brigade!
Who: 2RGR vs 10QOGLR (Draw: http://www.armycricket.com/interunit_major_minor/inter_unit_major.html)
When: Thu 27 August, 1100 start.
Where: Aldershot Cricket Ground (GU11 2ET)