Saturday saw the continuation of Connecting Clubs International's partnership with the University of Sussex Men's Cricket Club through an indoor cricket tournament. Three teams took to south coast with CCI founder Angus Berry leading a University of Sussex veterans side.
The cricket was competitive throughout with each of the three teams winning one game. After the matches took place the players gathered together to listen to Angus speak about the Cricket for Equality project in Nepal and to hand out everyones various fines.
These fines, in combination with matches fees meant the day raked in around £200 for CCI's work in Nepal. A special thanks goes to Richard Bennett of the University of Sussex who was instrumental in organising the day and ensuring that everything ran smoothly.
CCI look forward to continuing to work Sussex throughout 2017 with plenty more fundraising activities planned.
Connecting Clubs International are excited to announce that Tom Helm of Middlesex CCC is joining the team as an ambassador. Tom is one of England's most promising fast bowlers and will be spending time over the winter preparing for the new season ahead. CCI are delighted to have Tom on board and he had this to say about joining the team:
"Connecting Clubs International is making a difference by enabling social development through sport. The work they are doing in Nepal is a great example of how sport can have a positive impact on people’s lives. CCI are a small team of dedicated individuals who are growing a non for profit based on strong principles and a genuine desire to drive social good. I fully support their work in Nepal developing cricket to provide sport for the whole community. I look forward to seeing the project development and I am confident that they will succeed."
Connecting Clubs International is looking forward to working with Tom moving forward and wish him all the best with his cricket over the winter.
CCI is delighted to be able to announce that our successful partnership with the University of Sussex Men's Cricket Club will be continuing for the 2016-2017 academic year. To signal this commitment from both parties the club will be hosting a charity indoor cricket tournament on Saturday 26th of November.
The tournament, held at the University of Sussex campus, will run from midday throughout the afternoon and spectators are encouraged to come along to see the action. Those wishing to watch the three teams fight it out will need to donate £2, with all money raised on the day being donated to the Cricket for Equality project.
CCI would like to extend their thanks to Sussex President Charlie Newton-Savage and First Team Captain Richard Bennett for their hard working in organising this tournament and the ongoing partnership between CCI and the cricket club.
See you on the 26th!