Taking place at Caistor Cricket Club, Brigg Road, Caistor, from 6pm on Friday, 7 July 2017

Cricketers at Caistor Town CC will strap up their pads for a fundraising Twenty20 bash this summer.

At their Brigg Road base, players both past and present are set to take part – all in aid of St Andrew's Hospice. 

It will take place on Friday, July 7 (6pm start). To donate, click here.

A whopping target of £400 has been set, with proceeds set to be donated to the charity. 

Kieran Brooker – who captains the 1st XI in the Lincolnshire County Cricket League – is preparing to choose a team of current Caistor players.

His men will meet a Select XI at the crease, which has been put together by his fellow organisers Gareth Johnson and Liam Wood, consisting of former players and a couple of guests from the LCCL. 

Liam, 28, said: "A few of the boys have been wanting to do something like this for a good while now. 

"It's such a great cause and St Andrews have touched the lives of so many people in the area, myself included. 

"I think the care they provide is second to none. Hopefully we can do our little bit to help them continue their amazing work. 

"As for the cricket club, they have provide us all with a great platform to continue to play the game we love. 

"We all thought it's now the right time to give something back."

Kieran, 21, added: "We're always keen to support charitable causes when we can, especially St Andrew's Hospice.

"I know they do fantastic things for people in the area.

"Liam has been a great servant to the club for many years now, and a great friend of mine, too, so we are delighted to support the game and hope it is very successful.

"I hope we get lots of people down to support the match."

Aside from the match, which will feature leg-side wides, power-plays and fielding restrictions, club coach James Parker will host a training session for some of Caistor's brightest young players.

Spectators are welcome to attend the game, which begins at 6pm. Refreshments will also be available in the club house, with plenty of raffle prizes up for grabs.

Club chairman Ben Jacob continued: "At a committee meeting, Liam proposed that he would like to do something this year, with St Andrews Hospice being the main beneficiaries.

"With the full backing of myself as Chairman and the rest of the committee this match will go ahead on July 7."

Zaza Warren, events manager and fundraising team leader at the Hospice, said: "It's something a little different and we are pleased it will involve people in the wider community.

"We hope the sun shines for the Caistor cricketers, and we are delighted to support them in this event."

 

 

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