This Sunday sees Rase Park play host the Michael Corden Charitable Fund Memorial Cup between selected XIs from Market Rasen Town Cricket Club and Louth Cricket Club.
The match is the second major event for the Michael Charitable Fund, which aims to raise funds and create awareness for the fight against pancreatic cancer.
Mick Corden was a cornerstone of Market Rasen Town Cricket and Football clubs.
He played a staggering 552 competitive matches for the cricket club and appearing in goal in a further 433 games for the Market Rasen football club.
On the cricket pitch Mick was a talented batsman and fielder and was an integral member of the side that first took the club to the top flight of the Lincolnshire County Cricket League and of the side that bagged the club’s first Lincs League Championship pennant.
In later years Mick took great delight in helping to further the cricketing careers of junior cricketers at Rase Park, including his son Tom, who now opens the bowling for Louth in the ECB Premier League, turning out for the 2nd XI whilst continuing to battle the disease which would claim his life.
A mixture of current and former Rasen and Louth cricket stars will be on display at Rase Park on Sunday, with the match starting at 12pm.
All funds raised on the day will go towards the Michael Corden Chartable Fund’s work, with a raffle, barbecue, bar and plenty of other activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Please come down to the event and help celebrate the life and work of one of the area’s most committed and talented sportsmen.