Millers all set for charity cricket match

By David Beddows | 05/07/2019

Millers all set for charity cricket match

MILLERS players and staff swap football for cricket tonight in a charity match for a great cause - and you are invited along.

A crowd of more than 1,000 is expected at Wickersley Cricket Club's Northfield Lane ground for the 20/20 game in aid of Rotherham Hospice and Sunbeams.

The match against Wickersley starts at 5.30pm and players will be happy to sign autographs and have pictures taken. There will be a raffle for signed Rotherham United merchandise to help with the fund-raising and representatives of the CricketKidz initiative will also be on hand as well as Miller Bear and Hospice mascot Rosie.

Club ambassador John Breckin, a regular Rotherham Hospice supporter, has been a driving force behind the event and hopes fans will be bowled over by the opportunity to meet the 2019/20 squad ahead of the new campaign.

He said: “I am hopeful of another fantastic day to raise money for a charity close to my heart and the hearts of many people in the local area.”

John thanked main sponsors W Italian Bar and Restaurant and all the other businesses who have helped, as well as first team manager Paul Warne for adjusting the pre-season training calendar to ensure that all of the players can be there.

It is hoped the fund-raiser can become an annual event.

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