Cricket stars join forces to raise cash for Age UK



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A CRICKET match featuring some of the legends of the game raised £5,000 for charity.

Grappenhall Cricket Club, on Broad Lane, hosted the game on Bank Holiday Sunday to raise money for Age UK.

Among the stars to shine were 1970s batsman Derek Randall, as well as 90s legends Darren Gough, Alex Tudor and Grappenhall born Neil Fairbrother.

Hugh Forde, managing director of retail, trading and training at Age UK said: “We knew it was going to be exciting to see our team battling it out against some of England’s finest cricket players.

“We are disappointed to have been beaten however, above all we’re pleased that so many people turned out to enjoy the day, raising more than £5,000 for Age UK.

“All of the proceeds raised by the cricket match will go towards ensuring the Charity is able to keep helping those in later life, both across the country and right here in Warrington.”

Former England Cricketer, Dean Headley commented: “As captain of the Professional Cricket Association (PCA) Masters team, I am thrilled that we triumphed today.

“The Age UK team proved themselves to be great opponents and I know I speak for all the other players when I say how proud we are to have been part of such an enjoyable and valuable fundraising event.”

Helping raise the figure, the match was followed by a glittering gala dinner, where attendees had the chance to bid for unique sporting memorabilia.

The silent auction included a signed bat from the current England Cricket Team, as well as other great prizes such as a tour of Liverpool’s Anfield stadium.

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