This Sunday will see a return of international cricket for Scotland, albeit virtual, as Callander CC takes on a Scotland XI via Facebook in aid of Beyond Boundaries.
With a fundraising target of £500, fans are able to sponsor players to enter a prize draw to win a £50 Gray-Nicolls voucher. So far, Callander has raised £325 of their target.
Both Callander and Scotland has named their XI for the match, which takes place on Don Bradman Cricket.
Iain Glen, Jack Mould (c), Barry McGeachy (wk), Roy Pearson, Murray Parsons, Neil Tannahill, Craig Wyllie, Arnab Roy Choudhrey, Kyle Allan, Angus Parsons, Callum Bell, Max Parson
Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Michael Jones, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Ali Evans, Hamza Tahir, Dylan Budge
Fans will also have the chance to speak to men’s head coach Shane Burger live during the match.
Keith Wilson, Chair of Beyond Boundaries, said: “We are delighted that Callander Cricket Club have chosen to support Beyond Boundaries – financial assistance is critically important for a small, start-up charity like ours.
“This will help Beyond Boundaries to continue to find ways to allow and enthuse more young, disadvantaged and underrepresented people in Scotland to choose an active lifestyle and connect across cultures. This will also provide further powerful examples of using cricket in Scotland to change lives – both objectives I am sure will be close to the heart of many involved in the Callander Virtual cricket match.”
Beyond Boundaries aims to transform lives through funding programmes, in all its forms, to young, disadvantaged and underrepresented people.
A young Scottish charity founded 3 years ago, Beyond Boundaries has funded participation camps in the east end of Glasgow for underprivileged children; supported an annual national women and girls tournament; and ran a successful pilot programme, introducing sport through cricket, in three socially disadvantaged areas of Glasgow to over 600 boys and girls aged 5-18 called Project Glasgow.