Cricket Scotland raises £1000 for STV Appeal

24 Sep

Cricket Scotland’s nationwide ‘Cricket-a-thon’ has raised £1000 for the STV Appeal, the charity which helps children affected by poverty in Scotland. 

The cricket-a-thon, which took place in August this year, encouraged as many people as possible to get involved with cricket and ‘stump up to play’ for the charity.  Events took place over a weekend across the country and generous cricketers and fans donated to the STV Appeal while batting and bowling. 

Hundreds of children and adults of all ages took part at various locations including: 

-       Kwik Cricket Tournament and Cricket Factory ‘free for all’ at the Edinburgh Meadows

-       Cricket Festival at Cowan Park, Barrhead

-       Cup Final at Stirling County Cricket Club

-       Girls Kwik Cricket Tournament at Doo’cot Park, Perth

-       Juniors Social and BBQ at Carlton Cricket Club

-       STV v BBC clash at Hillhead Cricket Club, Glasgow 

Players from the Scotland team and Scotland Women came out to support the cricket-a-thon. 

Preston Mommsen, Scotland Team Captain, said: “Ali Evans and I attended the Meadows event, sharing tips with young players and collecting donations from a very generous crowd – it was a fantastic day with a brilliant atmosphere, and all for an excellent cause. It was a pleasure to be involved with the cricket-a-thon.” 

Women’s and Girls Manager, Kari Carswell, said: “A number of the women’s and girl’s teams were out in force at the Perth event, helping to raise money at what was a busy and brilliant event.  We’re thrilled to have been part of the cricket-a-thon and we know that every pound will help towards making a difference to children affected by poverty in Scotland.” 

Roddy Smith, CEO of Cricket Scotland added: “To have raised over £1000 in our first charity cricket-a-thon is a fantastic achievement and I’m grateful to everyone who took part.  It was fantastic to see so many people of all ages out playing cricket across the country for such a worthwhile cause.  Let’s hope this is the first of many Cricket Scotland charity cricket-a-thons.” 

Donations can still be made by texting CRIC70 plus amount (e.g. £5) to 70070 or via 

www.justgiving.com/stumpuptoplay.  

www.cricketscotland.com

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