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Cricket Auction raises £35k for good causes

Cricket Auction raises £35k for good causes

A cricket-wide auction supported by all 18 first class counties, the ECB, MCC and PCA has raised more than £35,000 for charitable causes nationwide.

The Together Through This Test auction closed to bidders at midday on Sunday 14 June, with the final fundraising total standing at £35,217.

Each donor nominated a charitable cause to benefit from the proceeds of their lots with auctioneers John Pye donating all of their fees. The money raised for the Leicestershire auction lot, a masterclass for 6 people, will be donated towards the Leicestershire County Cricket Club Foundation.

Some of the most hotly-contested lots in the auction included a hospitality package for next summer’s Lord’s Test between England and India, which drew a bid of £3,300.

An opportunity for a team to play a T20 fixture at Sussex’s Hove headquarters raised £2,500, whilst a bat signed by England’s victorious 2019 Cricket World Cup squad attracted a winning bid of £1,470.