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READ | Breck announces plans for charity cricket game

18 May 2021

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Rotherham United are hopeful of welcoming a return for our annual charity cricket game in aid of Rotherham Hospice and Sunbeams this summer, hosted by Wickersley Cricket Club – provided government Covid-19 guidelines allow.

Members of the Millers’ first team squad will be in attendance, as they join our friends from the Cricket Club, for what we are hoping will be the first ‘normal’ event of the 2021/22 campaign, with PA Discos on hand to compere.

Our friends at ‘W’ Italian Bar and Restaurant will once again be sponsoring this charity venture, where the players will have a pre-match meal, prior to the 20/20 cricket game.

The match itself is provisionally pencilled in for Friday 2nd July 2021, with a donations box on the gate for Rotherham Hospice, rather than an entry fee, should the event take place. 

Of course, whilst we’re hopeful that this event does take place, at present, there is no refund strategy in place, but this is an issue that we could look to address nearer the time. Rest assured that any money we do take will be given as a donation to the Rotherham Hospice.

Rotherham United Honorary Life President John Breckin, who has been a key driving force behind the event and an avid supporter of the Rotherham Hospice is hopeful that the charity game will be able to go ahead and is looking forward to the potential of another memorable evening at Wickersley Cricket Club.  

“We’re really hopeful that we can get the event on this year, as you know we had to cancel it last summer because of Covid-19 restrictions, but the last time it was on, it was fantastic and we raised over £7000 for a fantastic cause,” he told  

“We’re going to aim for Friday 2nd July, which is of course weather permitting and obviously if we stay on top of controlling the virus.

“As you know Paul Warne gets the first team squad in great shape during pre-season and they’ll have a really hard day training, before kindly going to the ‘W’ for a pre-match meal. Fingers crossed that everything goes okay with the virus because everyone knows what a fantastic event this is.

“We have some decent cricketers in the ranks here and we did win it last time, so the Wickersley lads will be chomping at the bit to try and get one over on us this year!

“I would like to say a huge thank you once again to Wickersley Cricket Club for all their efforts and I’d encourage anyone to kindly donate on the day to the hospice, because they really do a wonderful job for our community.”

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