Veterans wanted for charity match

CRICKET veterans aged 50-plus across northern Lincolnshire are being invited to play in a special charity match.

It will be staged on Sunday, September 11 at Alkborough CC’s West Halton Lane ground (2.30pm start).

Those wishing to play should call 01652 655134 and leave a message, or e-mail scoopfisher@aol.com

The players will contribute £5 for their tea and match fee, and a raffle will be held.

Proceeds from the match will go to a local charity, yet to be announced.

The forthcoming end-of-season game will be the seventh since the charity match was established, previous encounters having been staged by Outcasts and Keelby.

The games usually draw a good crowd and spectators are welcome to go along on September 11 and watch the veterans perform in the 40 overs a side contest.

Many of the players have retired from local club cricket, but some are still performing regularly.

A number of those taking part are now umpires.