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Local charity derby to become annual event

SportJoanne Eisemann

By David Claridge

LOCAL CRICKET is alive and well this summer with a charity event held in November to raise funds for the Ponting Foundation.

Bracknell Cricket Club Men’s A Grade played a game against the Bishopsbourne Panthers.

The score was Bracknell 138 and Bishopsbourne 7-139.

Bishopsbourne was bolstered by fill-in team mate Tom Triffitt, former Australia U/19, Tasmanian and West Australian Keeper.

Along with the match there was a BBQ, activities for kids, an aftermatch function followed by a silent auction, monies raised went to the Ponting Foundation.

Tom was a guest speaker for the event.

Bishopsbourne Co-Coach Hamish Jones one of the organisers, was pleased with the amount raised. “We plan to do this kind of event every year, it is a really good cause to get behind,” he said.

At the time of writing this story, the final total raised at the event wasn’t yet declared.

From their website, the Ponting Foundation is dedicated to helping young Australians and their families beat cancer. It provides funding for a range of services.