Charity event in memory of cricketer

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A CRICKET club is to hold its second charity game in memory of one of its young prospects next week.

Friends, family and former team-mates of ex-Bawtry Cricket Club all-rounder Daniel Mothersdale will join together to host another charity match as a way of celebrating the 21-year-old’s life.

Daniel was found hanging from a tree in Menagerie Wood, Bawtry, in September 2010.

The trainee quantity surveyor of South Parade, Bawtry, had just enjoyed his most successful season with his cricket club, having amassed 700 runs and topping the club’s batting average.

To honour his memory, members of the club held a charity cricket match last Christmas.

The event raised money for Papyrus -the UK’s suicide prevention charity for young people.

Scores of tributes have been posted on Daniel’s Facebook memorial page set up by his friends.

Kieran Rupert Miles wrote: “Still missing and hurting me inside knowing you’re gone but I’ll never forget the one day you said you’ve got a lot ahead of you at Warmsworth. Thanks for everything and I’ll always think of you.”

The second match in Daniel’s honour is planned for next Wednesday, December 28, at the club’s Memorial Sports Ground in Bawtry.

Anybody aged 13 or over can take part. Entry is £10 for adult players and £5 for juniors.

Proceeds will go not only to Papyrus but towards future club projects which include replacing the ageing astro-wicket and buying plastic sheet covers.

People wanting to take part should log on to the cricket club’s website at www.bawtry.play-cricket.com for details.

All players must wear whites.