December 9 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A CHARITY cricket tournament has helped raise £1,400 for good causes.
The T20 event, on Saturday at Thaxted Cricket Club’s ground in Bardfield End Green, involved players from Lindsell and Thorley cricket clubs, as well as representatives from their Thaxted counterparts.
More than 150 people turned out on the day as Lindsell ran out winners despite Thaxted’s Jeremy Martin producing a brilliant knock of 100 not out in his side’s game with Thorley.
Proceeds and attendance at the annual tournament were more than double that of previous years. There was also an evening event involving local artists Hoxton Hoboes, 24 Vision, Dizzle and Acoustic Blonde. All pledged their appearance fees to charity.
The money was split between Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the club’s chosen local charity, the Ethan Rees Linwood Memorial Fund. The family of the Saffron Walden County High School student set up the fund in his memory after he died in a car crash last year.
Members of the cricket club knew Ethan and one of the players, Tom Paget, coached him at Thaxted Rangers Football Club.
His dad, Bob Linwood, said: “Ethan’s charity and Thaxted Cricket Club are both incredibly grateful to the artists for their generosity. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Thaxted Cricket Club for their kindness and to the organising team for their hard work in putting together such a great and successful event”.