Charity matches are proving to be a a big hit for Trowbridge Cricket Club.

They hosted a 20/ 20 cricket match between the Rose and Crown raising funds for Forever Friends and the The Kings Arms raising money for Stepping Stones.

Stu Getheridge who organised the match was pleased at the turn out at the Trowbridge Ground.

He said; “ It has always been a traditional fixture between team from the two pubs but the pandemic the halted the annual match.

"Thankfully with lockdown eased we were able to arrange the fund rising game again and we had a great crowd turn up to support the charities.

My team the Rose and Crown were narrowly beaten being 125 all out with the Kings Arms one over to spare. But were on to a winner raising just over £1,000 for the Forever friends appeal.”

Sarah Cottle fund raising co ordinator for Stepping Stimes said it was brilliant day.

She said: "We have a planned garden Project at Stepping Stones that is going to cost £40k. and just the bucket collection raised £280 and more to follow with the money coming in from the entries .”

Trowbridge Cricket Club coordinator Steven Wordley was pleased to see events back on at the Trowbridge ground.

He said “now with restrictions eased it was great to see events again being held at the club.

The Victorian Pavilion is such a ideal place for events such as this and I was pleased to see the turn out of people to watch this fund raiser .”

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