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15 September 2021

Richard Matravers Memorial Cricket match raises £1,704

Richard Matravers Memorial Cricket match raises £1,704

A charity cricket series set-up by Hereford twins almost a decade ago has recorded its best year to date.

Brothers Robert and Adam Matravers founded the annual Richard Matravers Memorial Charity cricket match in 2012 in memory of their cricket-mad father who died at St Michael’s Hospice.

Each summer, Robert and Adam gather friends, relatives and colleagues for a cricket match, with a brother captaining each team.

The matches took on even greater significance in 2017 when the brothers’ mum, Mim, also died at St Michael’s.

Following an enforced Covid break in 2020, the series resumed this summer on the Wyeside ground in Hereford, raising £1,704. This figure means the total from the matches has now reached around £9,400 for the Bartestree-based Hospice.

“Each year, we are blown away by the support we receive at these matches,” said Adam.

“Our friends and family help make the day so special, but we’re also incredibly grateful to those who we don’t know for lending their support, donating items for our raffle and auction, and pledging money.

“As always, it means so much to us to raise money for St Michael’s. “We will always fondly remember the care they provided to mum and dad, and these matches are our way of giving something back to them, but also just simply to say Thank You.

“We’re already looking forward to next year’s match.”

Rob’s team won the latest battle by nine wickets, drawing the series level at 4-4.

The brothers’ fundraising will help the Hospice continue providing care to families living with a terminal illness across Herefordshire and beyond.

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