Old boys line up for anniversary charity match

GAME ON: Horbury Town and Cricketers old boys have been lining up against each other for a decade for charity.

GAME ON: Horbury Town and Cricketers old boys have been lining up against each other for a decade for charity.

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Horbury Town will stage their tenth annual old boys charity match next Saturday.

Town old boys will play Cricketers ‘very old boys’ at Slazengers Sports and Social Club on May 21.

It is an ‘Over 40s match’ but the average age is more than 50, with some players in their sixties.

Co-organiser Andrew Hartshorne, who is hoping to raise £10,000 for two good causes, said: “Last year’s gruelling match ended 4-1 to the Cricketers. Some of the old boys were unable to walk for a week. So this year expect some ferocious playing as the two teams go head to head again.”

All monies raised will go to breast and testicular cancer foundations. Last year they raised £1,850 for Motor Neurone Disease after family man John Ogilvie passed away aged 51.

Over the past decade Horbury Town have raised money for various charities which the club has been touched by, like Wakefield Hospice and groups who tackle meningitis and asthma.

This year’s game kicks off at 11.30am. There will be an entrance donation and match day programmes. Raffle tickets are on sale now and will be on sale on match day.

After the game both players and spectators have been invited to Bistro 42 in Horbury for food, drinks, the raffle draw, auction and speeches.

Horbury Town’s vice chairman Simon Oakes, said “All the food at Bistro 42 is free after the match for the supporters and players, the programmes have been donated and all officials are volunteers to ensure every penny will get to get charity, so please help our worthy causes.”

Donations can be sent care of Joe Mosalski, 21 Blake Hall Drive, Mirfield, WF14 9NL. Please email emmak75@sky.com to buy raffle tickets in advance of the big match next weekend.