On Sunday 31st July Derby County Chief Executive Sam Rush along with Derby County legends turned out to take part in a charity cricket match at Spondon Cricket Club in memory of former BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield.

The game saw the likes of Roger Davies, Kevin Hector, and Radio Derby’s Craig Ramage take to the field against Spondon CC to raise funds for both Derby County Community Trust’s Disability programme and the Holbrook school for Autism.

The annual fund-raiser, organised by Neil Bennett from Spondon, was again a huge success with over 1000 people attending.

As well as the cricket, Rammie and Ewie were on hand with activities for children along with stalls around the ground and a raffle including prizes such as signed Derby County merchandise, a TV and plenty of vouchers for leading high street stores.

This was the 2nd time the teams had faced each other for the Colin Bloomfield Memorial Trophy which after a tight start saw the Rams All Stars claim the victory. The event was a huge success with over £3200 raised already and more still to be donated.

Following the event, Head of Derby County Community Trust Simon Carnall said:

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Spondon Cricket Club for hosting and participating in the game, all of the businesses who contributed to the raffle and in particular to Neil Bennett who organised the whole event and continues to be a huge supporter of the Trust. It’s a fantastic event and all of the help and support received is very much appreciated.”

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