STV Appeal 2014 

Cricket Scotland is taking part in a Scotland-wide ‘cricket-a-thon’ in aid of the STV Appeal 2014.

The weekend event will take place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August, with Cricket Scotland encouraging as many people as possible – young and old - to bat and bowl to raise funds for this worthy cause.  The STV Appeal raises money for children in Scotland affected by poverty. 

STV Sports presenter and cricket fan, Raman Bhardwaj, helped Cricket Scotland launch the weekend cricket-a-thon with school children from Cross Arthurlie Primary School in Barrhead. 

It is anticipated that professional and non-professional players, established club members, their families and school children from across the country, will all take part in this exciting weekend.  There are over 200 cricket clubs in Scotland, many of which will participate in the fundraising.  In addition, events will be held in various places across the country, details of which will be confirmed shortly. 

It doesn’t matter where people play – it can be at a club, in the back garden or with friends in the park – as long as they donate to the STV Appeal they’ll be part of the nationwide weekend cricket-a-thon. 

TEXT CRIC70 plus amount (e.g. £2) to 70070

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Cricket-a-thon STV Appeal Events

There are a number of events taking place over the cricket-a-thon weekend, many of which you can come and have a try for yourself.  Details of some of these events are below, and you’re welcome to attend any of them.  All we ask is that you donate to the Cricket Scotland cricket-a-thon STV Appeal page - - or stick a quid in a donation bucket on the day.

All events take place on Sunday 24 August:

Cricket for Everyone in the Edinburgh Meadows

WHAT:                  Children’s Kwik Cricket Festival and ‘Come and have a Try’ with the Cricket Factory

WHERE:                Meadows, Melville Drive, Edinburgh EH9 1JB (In the middle)

WHEN:                  10am – 2pm

You can watch teams of talented children playing in their Kwik Cricket Festival; and if you fancy having a go yourself, there will be equipment set up for you try your hand at batting and bowling throughout the day.  A few of the Scotland team might even be there to share some top tips!


WHAT:                  STV take on BBC in this mighty cricket-a-thon charity clash

WHERE:                Hillhead Cricket Club, 32 Hughenden Road, Glasgow G12 9XP

WHEN:                  1PM

Some famous faces and production geniuses will take to the cricket field in this intensely competitive match, which sees STV and BBC bat and bowl to win – and raise loads of cash for the STV Appeal.  It’s not to be missed!

Barrhead Cricket Festival

WHAT:                 A festival of cricket, with a bouncy castle and taster sessions for all!

WHERE:             Cowan Park (Parking via John Kelly Pavillion), Aurs Road, Barrhead, G78 2SJ

WHEN:                10am - 3pm 

Barrhead will be going cricket-crazy with an open-to-all cricket festival taking place at Cowan Park.

The festival will be running for junior clubs and taster sessions will be available for anyone who wants to try their hand at some batting, bowling or fielding. Everyone is welcome, with a bouncy castle and food stalls available at the event.

A Day of Cricket in Perth

WHAT:                  Girls Kwik Cricket Festival / Senior Women’s Regional Series / Free for All

WHERE:                 Doo’cot Park, Perth

WHEN:                  10am to 1.30pm - Girls Kwik Cricket Festival

1.30pm to 2pm - Come and have a go!

2pm onwards - Senior Women Regional Series – Final Game of the Season

A feast of cricket is taking place in Perth with the children’s tournament in the morning and some of Scotland’s best female cricketers playing in the afternoon, with an opportunity for you to have a go in between. 

Two Nationals Disability Cricket Event

WHAT:                  No Limits Disability Cricket Tournament

WHERE:                Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth

WHEN:                  09.30am to 4pm

This inaugural tournament will see the Perth and Kinross Players take on teams from Shropshire and Bedfordshire.  Disability inclusion cricket is in its infancy in Scotland and we hope to expand the network of teams and make this an annual event.

TEXT CRIC70 plus amount (e.g. £2) to 70070

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