Emmerdale stars set for charity cricket match

Emmerdale's Chirs Chittell limbers up in his cricket whites for a previous charity match.
Emmerdale's Chirs Chittell limbers up in his cricket whites for a previous charity match.

The annual charity cricket match between the cast of ITV show Emmerdale and Crakehall Cricket Club takes place on Sunday.

The game has been played for several years now, and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for a number of charities in the past including MacMillan Nurses, RLI and Prostate Cancer Awareness.

This year the chosen charity is Leukaemia Research, a very worthwhile charity.

As well as the cricket and the opportunity to meet Emmerdale’s Eric, Chris Chittell, and other Emmerdale cast members, there will be a number of other attractions this year.

There will be an RAF display stand, The Purple Bus and a mobile children’s soft play centre will also be there on the day, as well as a variety of refreshments by way of Theakstons beer tent, a tea and cake stall and the Loin King which offers a range of hot cooked meat sandwiches.

There will also be a number of additional stalls proving local products and entertainment for all the family, and an auction of lots including a 4x4 Driving Day, and corporate hospitality at a Middlesbrough football match.

Ted Haslam, secretary of Crakehall Cricket Club, said: “The day has been very well supported in the past, raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity, and the hope is that this will continue this year.

“ We have tried this year to arrange more stalls and entertainment than in previous years in addition to the cricket which will hopefully ensure an enjoyable day for the whole family.

“We hope that as many people as possible will come out to support us, and make the day as big a success as previous years.”

The general programme for the day is:

12 noon - Cricket to start

1.30pm - Lunch interval between innings, when a cheque will be presented to last years charity

2.15 - Cricket re-starts. Raffle will be drawn at the end of the cricket.