A group of former Derby County players took part in a charity cricket match at Spondon Cricket Club last weekend – in memory of former BBC Radio Derby presenter Colin Bloomfield.

The game saw the likes of Roger Davies, Michael Johnson, Phil Gee, Jason Kavanagh and BBC Radio Derby’s Craig Ramage take to the field against Spondon CC to raise funds for the Derby County Community Trust.

The annual fundraiser, organised by Neil Bennett from Spondon, was again a huge success with over 800 people attending.

As well as the cricket, Derby’s mascots Rammie and Ewie were on hand with activities for children along with stalls around the ground and a raffle including prizes such as signed Derby County merchandise, a TV and England memorabilia including a signed Geoff Hurst football.

This was the fourth time the teams had faced each other for the Colin Bloomfield Charity Cricket Cup, which after a tight start saw the Derby County Allstars claim the victory to retain the trophy.

The event was a huge success with thousands raised already and more still to be donated.

Following the event, Head of Derby County Community Trust Simon Carnall, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Spondon Cricket Club for hosting and participating in the game, all of the businesses who contributed to the raffle and in particular to Neil Bennett who organised the whole event and continues to be a huge supporter of the Trust.

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