TV sports reporter puts Bute to the sword

STV sports reporter Raman Bhardwaj on his way to a fine 45 not out during Hughenden CC's 61-run win over Bute County in Rothesay on Saturday.
STV sports reporter Raman Bhardwaj on his way to a fine 45 not out during Hughenden CC's 61-run win over Bute County in Rothesay on Saturday.

TELEVISION sports reporter Raman Bhardwaj swapped his studio microphone for his cricket whites on Saturday as he captained Hughenden CC to a 61-run away win over Bute County in the Western District Cricket Union Championship.

Bhardwaj, a familiar face to regular viewers of STV’s nightly Scotland Today bulletin, scored a fine 45 not out in the visitors’ total of 160; he went on to lead his team to a commanding victory in which Bute were dismissed for just 99 runs.

And he certainly seemed to enjoy the occasion - after the match he posted a message on Twitter to say how much he had enjoyed Bute’s hospitality, and was already looking forward to the return fixture.

Bute are back in WDCU action this Saturday, May 21, with a home fixture against Strathclyde.