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Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club enjoy ECB Waitrose Club Open day

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 July 2016

Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club chairman Barry Dent (right), alongside Laura Rhodes (right) and Deputy Mayor of Havering Linda Van den Hende. Pic: HAVERING-ATTE-BOWER CRICKET CLUB

Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club chairman Barry Dent (right), alongside Laura Rhodes (right) and Deputy Mayor of Havering Linda Van den Hende. Pic: HAVERING-ATTE-BOWER CRICKET CLUB

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Broxhill Road outfit had good weather for the event and were able to raise funds

Havering-atte-Bower took part in the ECB Waitrose Club Open Day recently on July 10, an ECB initiative which encourages cricket clubs to open their doors and welcome the local community for a day of cricket, food and family fun.

The Mid-Essex League club hosted an open/fun day to raise funds and try to attract new players to the game and it was a huge success.

A number of matches took place during the afternoon and there were other attractions such as a BBQ.

Local charities were also represented including St Francis Hospice who neighbour the Broxhill Road outfit.

Before the fun day started the rain was coming down, but by the time it kicked off at 12pm the weather delivered the goods.

The Deputy Mayor of Havering Linda Van den Hende attended the event and as it progressed the sun came out.

The day ended around 5pm, but it was a successful one for all involved with the Mid-Essex League club.

Chairman Barry Dent expressed his gratitude to everyone that played their part in helping the day be a success.

He said: “Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club would like to thank all of those local businesses for their support by providing some nice raffle prizes and Laura Rhodes who was the main organiser of the event. The club raised over £1,200 of much needed funds.”


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