More than £1k raised at charity cricket match in Hereford

More than £1k raised at charity cricket match in Hereford

Adam Matravers lifts the Richard Matravers memorial charity cricket match trophy.He is congratulated by his brother Rob.

Rob Symonds top scored for the A. Matravers X1 with 39.

Rob Matravers in bowling action.

Simon 'Wurz' Wilkinson in action.

Chris Broome top scored for R. Matravers XI with 17.

Adam Matravers in bowlign action.

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TWO brothers raised more than £1,000 for charity in a cricket match held in memory of their father.

Adam and Rob Matravers both captained a side at Wyeside in Hereford.

Richard Matravers, who lived in the Tupsley area of Hereford, died from cancer in 2001, aged 51.

Adam and Rob have so raised around £1,050 for St Michael's Hospice and the Lymphoma Association – with more donations due to come in.

Played on a warm, sunny day, A. Matravers XI won by 24 runs, ensuring that the older twin was celebrating for the first time after R. Matravers XI had won the previous two encounters.

Opening batsman Rob Symonds' 39 was key to the side's success, with Simon 'Wurz' Wilkinson (29) and Marcus Ashcroft (19 no) also posting useful runs.

Nick Ashton (2-18) and Pete Richards (2-10) were R. Matravers XI's top bowlers asA. Matravers XI finished their 30 overs on 131-8.

In reply, Chris Broome (17), Pete Edwards (12) and Christian Hanschell (12) all contributed for R. Matravers XI, but it was not enough as they were eventually skittled out for 107.

Bartestree Cricket Club's Ashcroft was the pick of the bowlers with 3-12, which included two wickets in two balls, with Martin Hobbs (3-13) also bowling well.

"At last the A. Matravers Xl got their hands on the trophy," said Adam.

"It was fabulous weather, a good turn out and lots money raised for our charities.

"On the field it was a real team effort.

"I don't like singling people out but RobSymonds deserved his man of the match award after rebuilding our innings with Simon 'Wurz 'Wilkinson after we had been in a spot of bother.

"And then Marcus Ashcroft bowled a dream spell full of pace and hostility which blew through the R. Matravers Xl innings.

"I am proud of all of my team."

Photos: MICHAEL EDEN.

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