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Brandeston: Caring cricketers raise vital cash for deprived youngsters in India

19:36 06 June 2014

Competitors in the charity cricket tournament held at Brandeston Hall School

Competitors in the charity cricket tournament held at Brandeston Hall School

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A dozen Suffolk cricket teams competed in a friendly six-a-side tournament, raising more than £4,000 for deprived children.

The event, organised by James Lightfoot and his son Harry, was held in aid of a children’s home in southern India, of which they are both trustees.

Teams formed from local pubs, businesses and community groups battled it out amid the wonderful setting of Brandeston Hall School, near Framlingham, on Saturday.

The school masters also put forward a team led by James Loveridge, who described the tournament as a “keenly contested opportunity for village bragging rights” raising funds for a “great cause”.

The matches were all supervised by professional umpires who gave their time without charge and praised the teams for playing in the proper spirit of the game.

After a fiercely fought tournament, the Suffolk All Sorts took the title, defeating the Barclays Bears in the final, All Sorts captain Sir Ian Collett said: “We were delighted to play in such a fun and well organised event and to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause. Winning was a bonus.”

A further 16 teams took part in a boule competition, run by Michael Pinner from Cretingham. There were also egg and spoon races, live music and a hog roast.

James Lightfoot praised everyone taking part for helping to raise the £4,000, with particular thanks to Barclays and its “generous match funding”, which he said would enable more children to be taken into the home.

Harry Lightfoot, who works in the charity sector, will be returning to the home this autumn to volunteer his time and support.

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