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June, 2019

Selby Hands of Hope has been bowled over by £800 raised from its annual charity cricket match against the Malt Shovel team.

The final score of the 2019 match was Selby Hands of Hope (SHOH) 179/6 Malt Shovel 178.

The match saw Selby Hands of Hope regain the John Loughton trophy in a very tight contest.

From SHOH team notable match contributions came from Jamie Pick 36no, Steve Milner 26no, Chris Harkin 26no, Neil Darley 25no. Shane Forrest 15/2, Steve Milner 8/1, Richard Singh 22/1 (29 extras by Malt).

Notable contributions from the Malt Shovel team were from Andrew Best 26, Adam Cass 23, Chris Warner 1 19, D Fisk 15. Kie Latham 18/1, Chris Warner 11/0, Simon Hewitt 9/0, Ian Huddlestone 11/0 (47 extras by SHOH).

All players bowled 3 overs and all batsmen retired after 25 runs.

Special thanks were made to umpires Nigel Emery and James Still and Richard Wain who kept score.

Richard Singh, chairman of SHOH, thanked all the SHOH and Malt Shovel players, as well as Simon Hewitt for giving up their time and playing such a keenly contested game.

The funds raised came from players, supporters, a raffle and a bouncy castle.

Richard said: “Special mention to Lauren Singh who kept order on the bouncy castle, Sharon Loughton and Lucy Loughton who did fantastic on the raffle, and all at Selby Cricket Club who continue to support us, and donated a mind blowing £450.

“We have developed an important relationship with the cricket club and cant wait for next year’s game which will mark our 10th anniversary, and promises to be the biggest yet.”

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