Hardingham CC in fundraising effort for Star Throwers charity

More than �600 was raised for the Wymondham-based Star Throwers Cancer Charity from a special cricket match held at Hardingham.

The charity match between Hardingham and Tony Selby's Norfolk Select team was organised by Hardingham CC president Les King.

Donations on the day, sponsorship and a raffle saw �615 being presented to the charity which supports and advises people in East Anglia who are affected by cancer or at particular risk of developing cancer.

The match was postponed at the end of last season and re-scheduled as a curtain-raiser for the 2012 season.

The match resulted in a 35-run win for the Norfolk Select team which batted first and notched up 202-7 from 40 overs with a sparkling innings of 53 from 12-year-old William Rogers, which included his first ever six. Hardingham fell behind the required run rate and could only manage 167-7 in reply. The match was sponsored by MW Surfacing Ltd and special guest for the afternoon was Great Britain Paralympic shot putter Danny Nobbs.

'We are very grateful to everyone who supported the event. It was a good day all round and exceeded my expectations, particularly as the weather was far from perfect,' said Les King at the end of the match.

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