The power of sport as a force for good was underlined at Caistor Cricket Club last week when it hosted a special charity match.
Ben Jacob held his President’s Day at the club with funds going to Caistor LIVES and to Beating Bowel Cancer.
Former Caistor CC member Scott Eastwood, a bowel cancer sufferer, raised his own team to play a side led by Caistor First XI captain Gareth Johnson.
The match was sponsored by Paul Wiseman Electrical
Scott said: “I wanted to use this match to raise awareness of bowel cancer in people of any age.
“The money raised will help the charity in the magnificent and tireless work they do to help people like me.”
Luke Kireia, chairman of Caistor Lives, was also there to explain the group’s role within the community.
Both organisations were presented with cheques for £4O0 at the end of the match which was tied.
Further beneficiaries of the day were Caistor Cricket Club’s Academy and Caistor Sports and Social Club.
During the tea interval a junior coaching session was run by former Caistor and Nottinghamshire CCC player Wayne Noon who is now assistant cricket manager at Trent Bridge.
He provided a shirt for a draw prize signed by Notts and England cricketer Stuart Broad.
Sajeep Patel, a Midlands Regional Fundraiser for Beating Bowel Cancer added: “We are very grateful for Scott Eastwood’s and Caistor Town Cricket Club’s support.
“Our charity offers services to give help, hope and reassurance for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
“They are a charity that relies entirely on volunteer donations and gifts.”