Connecting Clubs International (CCI) is delighted to report the success of its fundraising Sixes day in partnership with the University of Sussex Men’s Cricket Club. Over thirty cricketers took to the South coast in nothing short of perfect playing conditions. Indeed there were a few red faces come the end of the day, and not just because of the standard of cricket!
With the Falmer Sports Complex looking in glorious in the April sunshine, 10 games were played throughout the day at a frenetic pace. Three sides from the university clubs, one made up of Sussex alumni, and one representing CCI battled it out for the prize of Sixes champion.
Some fantastic, and some not so fantastic, cricket was played across the day with the Sussex Committee VI taking the honours at the end of the day having won all of their matches. The CCI team, consisting of CEO Angus Berry and trustees Thomas Fletcher and Ben Stoddart, managed two wins from four games, having to settle for mid table.
Amongst the cricket, the cheese board, and the quiz there was time to reflect on why this tournament was taking place. Angus Berry addressed the teams before the day got under way to promote the charity and detail why CCI is raising money for charity. Berry concluded that,
“We are all here today because of the love of sport. This feeling is felt across the world in countries that are rich and countries that are poor. Sport has the power to unite and to rebuild communities. At CCI we are using the power of sport to deliver lasting social change to communities that need it most.”
Thanks to the generosity of the players from all teams, over £500 was raised for CCI with all the money going towards its Nepal project. CCI would like to thank its partner, the University of Sussex Men’s Cricket Clubs for its hospitality and extend special thanks in particular to Liam Ward and Michael Harms for organising such a great day.
For those still wishing to donate you can do so by texting GCCI11 £5 to 70070.