Local Cricketers Organise Cancer Charity Match

Apr 1, 2020 | General News

Local Cricketers Organise Cancer Charity Match

Ryan Haire

Local cricketers Trevor Britton (CIYMS) and Ryan Haire (North Down CC) are hosting a 10 over Charity Cricket match at North Down Cricket Club (Castle Lane Comber) on Friday the 16th August and would like everyone to get involved. Trevor who has had support of late from Macmillan and Ryan whos wife Claire works for Marie Curie decided to put something back into both charities and acknowledge the fantastic work that they do in providing support services for cancer suffers locally.

Speaking of the event Ryan said ” after chatting to Trevor recently who is receiving support from Macmillan and after helping Claire fundraise for her Marie Curie charity cycle I thought that local cricket could and should support the great work of both charities by organising an event across clubs. Our charity match will have kids activities and food alongside top professionals and club captains from across the NCU and weather permitting should be a great occasion hopefully raising lots of much needed funds for the charities.”

Both Marie Curie and Macmillan who are delighted at the support to be given from the event noted that at the moment they simply cannot support the growing number of people who need cancer care without the continued support of public fundraising and commenting on the event Gavin McGucken Marie Curie said “”On behalf of Marie Curie, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Ryan, Trevor and North Down Cricket Club for all of your hard work in organising your upcoming charity cricket match. We are delighted to be involved and for your ongoing support.  All of the money raised from the event will be used by Marie Curie to help people living with a terminal illness and their families across Northern Ireland”

The match will commence at 6pm and with professionals playing such as North Downs Ruhan Pretorius alongside Carricks Jaques Synman and Waringstowns Hazeeb Hazam to name but a few there should be plenty of action on the pitch in the first local T10 game staged. No less than 12 clubs have players representing them on the night and the players have been fundraising for the event by selling ballots for some great prizes.

The organisers are also thankful for business sponsors and would like to thanks everyone to date who has got involved in fundraising efforts. Ryan would also like to thank his home club North Down for hosting the event and raising over £300 at a recent home game towards the event.

If you would like to pledge money towards the great cause and cannot make the match on Friday the 16th August at 6pm the JustGiving page for event donations is Ballot tickets can also be pledged by contacting Ryan Haire on 07988937391.

Trevor and Ryan would like to thanks everyone in advance for their fantastic support.

T10 Cancer Match Teams

Marie Curie X1
Andre Malan (CSNI)
Graeme McCarter (CSNI)
Phil Eaglestone (Waringstown)
Haseeb Azam (Waringstown)
Aaron Paul (Holywood)
Andy Haire (Holywood)
Ross Bailey (Derriaghy)
Dan Poulton (Derriaghy)
Ruhan Pretorius (North Down)
Peter Eakin (North Down)
Jonathan Terrett (Cliftonville Academy)
Macmillan X1
Fahad Iqbal (Muckamore)
Neil Gill (Muckamore)
Jaques Synman (Carrick)
Michael Gilmour (Carrick)
Faiz Fazal (Lisburn)
Adam Berry (Lisburn)
Jamie Gibson (Woodvale)
Dion Boyce (Woodvale)
Jamie Magowan (North Down)
Carl Robinson (North Down)
Alistair Shields (North Down)