01 Jul Foundation Hits A 6!
Proceeds from Twenty20 match to be donated to Charity
A Huddersfield Town XI will take on an Ex-Players and Guests XI in a Twenty20 cricket match on Sunday to raise funds for the Town Foundation.
Held at Armitage Bridge Cricket Club on Sunday 21 July, the event is a cricket fun day extravaganza which starts at 10.30am with an Under-9s tournament, sponsored by LV=Britannia Rescue. Confirmed teams so far include Armitage Bridge, Hall Bower, Almondbury Wesleyans, Holmfirth, Bradley and Colne Bridge, Clayton West, Upperthong and Cumberworth.
The main event is the Twenty20 match which is set to start at around 2pm. Confirmed players for the Huddersfield Town XI includes Manager Mark Robins and his coaching staff, Commercial Director Sean Jarvis and match day pitch announcer Paul Ramsden.
Up against them will be ex-players Andy Booth, Darren Bullock, Iain Dunn, Jon Dyson, Matt Glennon, Clyde Wijnhard, Arnie Sidebottom, Coronation Street actor, Town fan and Patron of the Foundation Chris Fountain and former Town player and Yorkshire and English cricketer Arnie Sidebottom!
Stuart Bragan and Club President David Taylor will be the umpires on the afternoon.
Admission is Â£3 for adults and free for children under-16s; the entry fee doubles up as a raffle ticket with all proceeds going to the Foundation.
Also, there will be plenty of entertainment away from the wicket with DJ Mark Young of John Walton (Machine Tools) Ltd, a bouncy castle, face painting and Townâ€™s Football in the Community team in attendance. Refreshments and a BBQ will be available throughout the day.
Town Foundationâ€™s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor commented:
â€œWe are delighted to be teaming up with Armitage Bridge as part of their cricket fun day extravaganza. Hopefully the sun will be out and spirits will be high as everyone enjoys the day and raises money for the Foundation.â€
Robert Moorhouse Armitage Bridge Cricket Club President said:
â€œArmitage Bridge is a family orientated cricket club with a long tradition of providing youngsters with the opportunity to play cricket and thrive in a team based sporting environment. Our history dates back to 1839 and without this focus, we would not have enjoyed the fabulous history that we are proud of.
â€œWe are very much looking forward to welcoming families to the club in support of our fun day. This looks set to be a fantastic event that will directly benefit young people across Kirkleesâ€
James Moorhouse Event Organiser said:
â€œThe day is all about having fun, with youngsters competing in a tournament and then having a chance to see some of their heroes do battle in a big hitting Twenty20 Cricket match. The event looks set to be memorable, but couldnâ€™t happen without kind sponsors such as Bamforth & Co, Chartered Accountants who through Oâ€™Neills Sports are providing playing shirts that will be worn on the day.â€