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Advertising elevenses

By The Drum | Administrator

September 20, 2007 | 2 min read

A watershed moment in Scottish advertising took place at The Grange Club in Edinburgh this month, when it played host to the inaugural Don Smith Memorial Cup, named after The Union’s deputy creative director to celebrate “communication between agencies”.

With three teams involved in the cricket tournament, there was plenty of “communication”, with a strong sporting rivalry displayed between the three Edinburgh-based agencies.

Hosts, The Union invited Newhaven and The Leith Agency to take them on in the three-way tournament, which saw Newhaven run out overall victors.

Having posted a massive score against The Leith Agency, Newhaven went on to beat The Union with one ball to spare.

The Leith Agency then beat The Union in a low-scoring, but no less thrilling finale.

Highlights of the afternoon included a top score of 73 by Neil Bromehead from The Union. Simon Scott (ex founder of The Union) made a return from his new life in Cape Town, to take two wickets, having not held a ball for almost 30 years.

Gareth Howells of Newhaven scored a fast-paced 47 in the first match of the day, while Ed Brooke from The Leith Agency took the catch of the day – a head height screamer from Ross Perth of the National Galleries.

Due to the enthusiasm of all to participate, it is promised that the event will definitely be repeated next year.

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