A memorial cricket match was held over the weekend at London’s Chiswick House between CBS News and the Rory Peck Trust. The match was played in honor of CBS News cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan who were killed by a roadside bomb while on assignment in Baghdad on May 29, 2006. The blast seriously injured correspondent Kimberly Dozier.
More than $13,000 was raised for the Rory Peck Trust which supports freelance news gatherers and their families in times of need. CBS News’s London Bureau Chief Andy Clarke tells TVNewser it was a resounding victory for the Rory Peck team, “but CBS News was comfortable in defeat knowing that they had remembered ‘the boys.’”
That’s the CBS team on the left of the picture above. The Rory Peck team, to the right, was captained by ITV News anchor Mark Austin. Here’s more on the match. And if you’d like to learn more about the Rory Peck Trust, click here.