Memorial cricket match raises money for charity

Dan Lovell, (centre) pictured with the Dan Mothersdale memorial trophy and participants of the match. Picture: Marie Caley D3186MC

Dan Lovell, (centre) pictured with the Dan Mothersdale memorial trophy and participants of the match. Picture: Marie Caley D3186MC

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A CHARITY cricket match in memory of one of a club’s promising young players has been hailed a success.

Around 50 friends, family and former team-mates of ex-Bawtry Cricket Club all-rounder Daniel Mothersdale came together for the match as a way of celebrating the 21-year-old’s life.

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

The event raised around £200 for Papyrus - the UK’s suicide prevention charity for young people.

Club treasurer Paul Warren said: “It was a great day, the weather was lovely, and it was really nice to see so many of Dan’s friends all come together.

“Dan’s mum Sue came along and I think she really enjoyed it too as it gave her a chance to catch up with a lot of Dan’s friends and team mates who she wouldn’t normally get the chance to see.

“We want to say a special thank you to everyone who came along and to Jaysters catering company who generously provided us with pie and peas for all the players free of charge.”

It is hoped the event, now in its second year, will become an annual game.