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Farnsfield Cricket Club's juniors smash fundraising total during net-a-thon challenge




Junior cricketers have smashed their fundraising total out of the ground.

Players from Farnsfield Cricket Club took part in a net-a-thon to help raise money for their club, and have doubled their £500 target.

Farnsfield players, coaches and committee members. (41734465)
Farnsfield players, coaches and committee members. (41734465)

Deanna Willans, part of the club’s fundraising team, said the junior players turned out in force to take on the challenge, and were racing to go from the outset.

The day featured a netting marathon, challenging fitness activities, a bowl off against club coaches and a battle against the bowling machine.

U15s - Left to right:-Barney Bray, Archie Sharp, Grace Garratt, Ollie Smith, Nathan Lee, Jacob Higman, Evan Broster, Dan Pegg,Abbie Rushby.(41734456)
U15s - Left to right:-Barney Bray, Archie Sharp, Grace Garratt, Ollie Smith, Nathan Lee, Jacob Higman, Evan Broster, Dan Pegg,Abbie Rushby.(41734456)

The highest score for the under-11s went to Jack Rogers with 110 not out. Will Marshall topped the ranking for the under-13s with 109 not out, while Nathan Lee, of the under-15s, hit 125 not out.

Harry Ballard managed to clean bowl coach James Bowker — out for a golden duck.

Harry said: “It was amazing, I hope we can do this every year and make it a tradition.”

Deanna said: “A fun day was had by all ages in the community, not just those that took part in the net-a-thon.

“In the face of adversity the club has endeavoured to keep afloat in what has been a difficult year for all grassroots and recreational sporting clubs.

“Cricket has been played at the ground since 1862 and the hope is that it remains to do so for the forthcoming decades helping to facilitate the children and ever growing positive community that currently residents in the village.”



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