TV stars to have a ball for good cause

A host of stars from ITV’s drama Emmerdale, are heading over the border to Derbyshire on June 21 to help Cromford Meadows Cricket Club celebrate its 150th anniversary with a match that will pit celebrities against club players to raise money for charity.

Familiar faces from the popular soap will include Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard), Matthew Wolfenden (David Metcalfe), Chris Bisson (Jai Sharma) and Natalie Anderson (Alicia Gallagher), who will all take part in a charity game raising money for blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (LLR).

Alex Bunting, chairman of Cromford Meadows CC said: “This is a landmark in the club’s history, and what better way to celebrate than a charity cricket match against some of the best known soap stars. There is also the opportunity for people to enjoy a VIP tea with the stars, it will be a day to remember but most importantly it will help raise much-needed funds for the blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.”

Emma Jones, regional fundraising manager of LLR for the Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be supported by Cromford Meadows CC and the stars of Emmerdale for this charity match.”

Entry is free, and the game begins at 12noon. There is the chance to have VIP tea with the stars of Emmerdale, with hospitality available at £20 per person or £150 for a table of eight. For hospitality and to book your place to have a VIP cricket tea with the guests, phone Martyn Buswell on 07989 561071.