Local cricketers Trevor Britton (CIYMS CC) and Ryan Haire (North Down CC) are hosting a 10 over Charity Cricket match at North Down Cricket Club (Castle Lane Comber) on Friday 16th August and would like everyone to get involved.
Trevor who has had support of late from Macmillan and Ryan whose wife Claire works for Marie Curie decided to put something back into both charities and acknowledge the fantastic work that they do in providing support services for cancer suffers locally.
Speaking of the event Ryan said “After chatting to Trevor recently who is receiving support from Macmillan and after helping Claire fundraise for her Marie Curie charity cycle, I thought that local cricket could and should support the great work of both charities by organising an event across clubs. Our charity match will have kids’ activities and food alongside top professionals and club captains from across the NCU and weather permitting should be a great occasion hopefully raising lots of much needed funds for the charities.”
Both Marie Curie and Macmillan are delighted that the event has been organised because at the moment they simply cannot support the growing number of people who need cancer care without the continued support of public fundraising.
Commenting on the event Gavin McGucken of Marie Curie said ““On behalf of Marie Curie, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ryan, Trevor and North Down Cricket Club for all of their hard work in organising the upcoming charity cricket match. We are delighted to be involved and for the ongoing support. All of the money raised from the event will be used by Marie Curie to help people living with a terminal illness and their families across Northern Ireland”
The match will commence at 6pm and with professionals playing such as North Down’s Ruhan Pretorius alongside Carrick’s Jaques Synman and Waringstown’s Hazeeb Azam to name but a few there should be plenty of action on the pitch in the first local T10 game staged. No less than 12 clubs have players representing them on the night and the players have been fundraising for the event by selling ballots for some great prizes.
The organisers would like to thank the business sponsors and everyone else who has got involved in fundraising efforts so far. Ryan would also like to thank his home club North Down for hosting the event and raising over £300 at a recent home game towards the event.
If you would like to pledge money towards the great cause and cannot make it along to the match on Friday the 16th August at 6pm the JustGiving page for event donations is www.justgiving.com/fundraising/crickett10. Ballot tickets can also be pledged by contacting Ryan Haire on 07988937391.
Trevor and Ryan would like to thank everyone in advance for their fantastic support.
T10 Cancer Match Teams
Marie Curie X1 Macmillan X1
Andre Malan (CSNI) Fahad Iqbal (Muckamore)
Graeme McCarter (CSNI) Neil Gill (Muckamore)
Phil Eaglestone (Waringstown) Jaques Synman (Carrick)
Haseeb Azam (Waringstown) Michael Gilmour (Carrick)
Aaron Paul (Holywood) Faiz Fazal (Lisburn)
Andy Haire (Holywood) Adam Berry (Lisburn)
Ross Bailey (Derriaghy) Jamie Gibson (Woodvale)
Dan Poulton (Derriaghy) Dion Boyce (Woodvale)
Ruhan Pretorious (NDCC) Jamie Magowan (NDCC)
Peter Eakin (NDCC) Carl Robinson (NDCC)
Jonathan Terrett (C’ville Academy) Alistair Shields (NDCC