Representatives of the Ospreys and Mumbles Cricket Club this week handed over a cheque for £1500.00 to LATCH following this summer's Charity 20/20 Match between the two sides.
The Ospreys were soundly beaten by 41 runs at Mumbles’ picturesque Marespool ground back in August, when the Ospreys were skittled out for 146, with Marty Holah taking the Man of the Match award after top scoring with 35, to add to the wicket and two catches he took during the Mumbles innings. Hundreds of spectators turned out on a glorious summer’s evening, including the players families, and enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere despite the one sided nature of the game.
The £1500 raised on the day has been donated to LATCH, the Ospreys chosen charity, which supports the children's oncology centre, based at the Children's Hospital for Wales, to help affected families and promote research in childhood cancer.
Ospreys Head Coach Sean Holley was on hand with Holah to hand over the cheque to Kay Richmond of LATCH at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport, along with Peter and John Blyth from Mumbles CC, and he commented:
“It’s fantastic that we were able to help Mumbles CC raise this money for such a fantastic cause, which we’ve already been involved with at the Ospreys through our charity calendar that was released lately. It was a great day and was a lot of fun for everybody involved, playing or spectating, and we are already looking forward to next summer’s rematch where we can hopefully get our revenge while helping to raise another significant sum for a charitable cause.”