THE re-arranged charity cricket match in memory of local sporting legends, brothers John and Charles Taylor, was a great fund-raising success.

Rain might have stopped play the first time round, but not for a second time, and hundreds of pounds were raised for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Both men died tragically young of pancreatic cancer, but both men had enjoyed many long afternoons sat in the picturesque Eastnor cricket ground.

Family members arranged the charity event to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research, a charity understandably very close to their hearts.

Many enjoyed the re-scheduled charity fundraising cricket tournament, held at Eastnor Cricket Club.

Event spokesman, Andrew Howard, husband of Laura, the daughter of Charles Taylor said: “Six teams finally participated in a well-organised and successful day.

“The winners were a local team consisting of four Eastnor CC players; the team being captain Scott Roberts, Tom Watkins, Carl & Mark Wildig, Tom Jackson and Steve Davies.”

Despite losing in the final, opposing captain Jason Green said; “What a great day, serious enough to make it competitive, but also a good laugh.

Mr Howard added: “Those sentiments were echoed by all.

“As well as the cricket, there were children’s games, burgers, cake stall, a tombola and of course a raffle.”

“A generous total of £1,442 was given on the day, with £225 from online donations and additional £416 raised, totalling £2,083.”

The event was set to have taken place in June, but was re-arranged for September, because of rainy weather.