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Leicestershire Together Through This Test

Celebrating the Leicestershire cricket community’s response to COVID-19

Leicestershire County Cricket Club has joined the campaign to celebrate over 200 cricket initiatives across the game in support of the nation during Covid-19.

Here are some of the initiatives taking place in Leicestershire:


Charlie Fox T-shirt Design Competition

Leicestershire County Cricket Club ran a competition to design a new t-shirt for Charlie Fox, the Club's mascot. The winning design by Evie, was chosen by Paul Nixon.

Evie's design is being created into a t-shirt by our new kit supplier Surridge Sport. The t-shirt will be on sale soon with all proceeds donated to the NHS Charities Together


Leicestershire Young Cricketer - Under 12s

Zethan Bandi, one of the current Under 12 players, has shaved his head to raise money for the Leicester Hospitals Charity. It’s not the first time he has done it – the first occasion was when he was 4 years old and wanted to look like one of his heroes, our very own Paul Nixon, and then the following year he did it again when he attended World Book Day as Paul.

However, this occasion was inspired by a close family member sadly losing their life due to COVID-19, one of his friends who has leukaemia and recently lost his hair as well as the fact that Zethan’s dad works for the NHS as a Consultant Paediatrician and he wanted to do his bit to help the Leicester Hospitals in their fight against COVID-19.

To view Zethan's just giving page, CLICK HERE.


All Stars Cricketer

7 year-old Charlie has been inspired by other fundraising efforts that have taken place across the country.
Charlie wanted to challenge himself to run a marathon in 3 weeks to raise money for the NHS Charities Together and his local Beaver group. 

Charlie completed his marathon in less than 2 weeks and has so far raised more then £2,000. A fantastic achievement, especially considering he's not a fan of running.

To view Charlie's just giving page, CLICK HERE.

Leicestershire Young Cricketers and Oakham Cricket Club

Two of the Under 15 boys, Will Begy and Angus Owen, completed a cycling challenge on Saturday 2nd May in conjunction with Oakham Cricket Club and have raised over £1,500 for the Trussell Trust Food Bank in Oakham and Stamford.

To read the full story, CLICK HERE.

Leicestershire Young Cricketers - Under 13 boys

The Under 13 boys squad decided to 'Go The Distance' to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Inspired by fundraising efforts across the country in support of NHS workers including Dr Vipul Kaushik (one of the LYC U13 parents) and his team at Leicester General Hospital, the Under 13 squad, with the help of their family and friends, are part of a 43 strong group who originally set out to collectively run, cycle or walk a total of 2,000 miles and raise a minimum of £1,000. 

However, having achieved both targets much quicker than expected, they have now increased the miles to 3,000 and the fundraising target to £2,000 and will continue their challenge for at least a further two weeks.

To read the full story, CLICK HERE.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club Academy - Uday Modhwadia

Leicestershire County Cricket Club Academy Player Uday Modhwadia is running 10km every day to raise money for the NHS Charities Together.

Uday has swapped his cricket bat for running trainers as he set himself the challenge to run 10km every day for six weeks.

To read the full story, CLICK HERE.


Leicestershire County Cricket Club welcomes other initiative stories that are taking place in Leicestershire and Rutland from the cricket community. To submit your story, please email

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