The journey home from the country's weirdest cricket match ended with eight people and a dog being rescued by a lifeboat crew.
They were aboard an eight-metre RIB which had been returning to Cowes after taking advantage of a low tide to attend a cricket match on a sandbank in the mid-Solent .
But yesterday when off Old Castle Point, East Cowes the craft broke down when its engine over-heated.
Luckily Cowes lifeboat had also been one of the many craft attending the cricket match, staged on Bramble Bank, and responded straight away.
The cricket match, between representatives of sailing clubs at Cowes and Hamble, proved even more testing than usual, with the wind ensuring the sand was not so exposed on thisoccasion.
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