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Sanctuary cricket team bowled out by Shiregreen youths

4 September 2014

The up and coming youth team from Shiregreen Cricket Club has claimed the title for the third consecutive year against Sanctuary Housing.

The annual game, which took place at the home of the club, brought together a youthful side against staff and cricket enthusiasts from sponsor, Sanctuary.

Scores on the doors

Shiregreen batted first and posted a total of 118-5. In response, a series of impressive catches halted Sanctuary’s run chase and the opposition were eventually bowled out 16 runs short of their target.

Chris Gardner, cricket player on Sanctuary’s team, added: “It’s a great pleasure to come each year and play against Shiregreen Cricket Club. We are always made very welcome and it’s impressive to see the quality of coaching and facilities that local young people have access to.”

Shiregreen Cricket Club and Sanctuary

Shiregreen Cricket Club invites Sanctuary to the field year-on-year to thank them for their continued support of the club. This year’s donation of £1,000 from Sanctuary has helped pay towards the cost of much-needed revamp work on the artificial wicket at the club, which will enable more local players to receive high quality coaching.

Ben Steel, Shiregreen Cricket Club’s honorary secretary, said: “Everyone is grateful for the continuous support Sanctuary has given, as it enables us to keep supporting future cricket players in the local area – and what a way to celebrate it!”

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s director of neighbourhoods, concluded: “The club provides a great service in the area and it’s fantastic that we were able to support them and allow more young players to get involved.”


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