THE second annual Howzat Charity Cricket Day at Egerton Park was a storming success as a host of former England internationals brought in the crowds yesterday.
The event aimed to raise £10,000 for the Prostate Cancer Charity as well as vital awareness of the disease and more than succeeded in its aims. With proceeds still being tottered up, the provisional total is expected to be between £12,000 and £15,000.
The day was organised by Burrough-on-the-Hill based sports tour firm Howzat Travel, alongside Egerton Park members and former Warwickshire and England bowler Tim Munton whose father Alan died of prostate cancer last year.
Tim persuaded former England legends Devon Malcolm and Matthew Hoggard to join him in turning their arm over against a team of local cricketers most of whom had raised money to play in a once-in-a-lifetime Twenty20 match.
Leicestershire club captain Hoggard brought along team-mate Claude Henderson, the former South African Test spinner, less than 24 hours after the Foxes completed their stunning T20 quarter-final victory over Kent.
The England contingent, meanwhile, was completed by Jonathan Agnew, the BBC’s Cricket Correspondent who joined the crowds in his role as Egerton Park CC president.
More to follow....