A celebration fit for heroes

Pictures Martin Bostock'Charity cricket match at Lytham Cricket Club. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment v Lytham.' Corporal Foster is clean bowled by Fayaz Ughradar.
Pictures Martin Bostock'Charity cricket match at Lytham Cricket Club. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment v Lytham.' Corporal Foster is clean bowled by Fayaz Ughradar.
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SOME sizzling cricket raised the temperatures even more at a sub-baked Lytham Cricket Club, besides raising plenty of money in a very good cause.

A triangular twenty20 tournament was the centrepiece of Sunday’s family fun day in aid of Help for Heroes, the charity for those wounded on active service

The armed forces were represented by the Second Batallion Yorkshire, who acquitted themselves very well against full-strength St Annes and Lytham teams.

Batsmen made the most of the hard track as Joe Davies of Lytham and St Annes’ Ben Dowling both scored hundreds, though it was the Second Batallion’s Corporal Danny Robinson who was named player of the tournament.

Lytham won both their games and special guest Bill Beaumont presented the Clayton’s Jewellers Trophy to winning captain Anthony Mulligan. The trophy was kindly donated by Graham Clayton of Clayton’s Jewellers.

Over £2,000 was raise on the day, and Lytham Cricket chairman Dave Cartmell said: “It was a wonderful event.

“There’s always a bit of an edge when we play St Annes but everyone was in a great mood all day long.”