Voice of test cricket entertains society

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Cricket commentator and writer Henry Blofeld was guest speaker at the annual Sheffield Cricket Lovers Society charity lunch.

Blofeld, known as ‘the voice of test cricket’, entertained more than 150 people at Baldwins Omega for the lunch, which was sponsored by Sheffield-based Wilson Field.

About £5,000 was raised for six charities at the lunch, including Wellbeing of Women, Sincere Support, Trinity Day Care Trust, St Luke’s Hospice, Cavendish Care Centre and Prostate Cancer UK.

The Sheffield Cricket Lovers Society was established more than 50 years ago by David Drabble and his father George to provide an opportunity for fans of the sport to meet during the winter months.

In addition to the charity lunch, the society hosts dinners in the spring and autumn, with the next event planned for November.

Business recovery and insolvency specialist Wilson Field, which also has offices in Leeds, Manchester and the West Midlands, supports a number of sports clubs across the country with sponsorship.

The company also provides assistance to Matlock Cricket Club, and Doncaster Phoenix Rugby Union Club.