Cricket crazy

These young cricketers from Eaton Socon Cricket Club were part of a marathon 24-hour effort earlier which aimed to raise thousands of pounds for the sport. Cricket lovers from Thomas Morris Estate Agents got the ball rolling by taking part in the opening

These young cricketers from Eaton Socon Cricket Club were part of a marathon 24-hour effort earlier which aimed to raise thousands of pounds for the sport.

Cricket lovers from Thomas Morris Estate Agents got the ball rolling by taking part in the opening game of the event, part of a series across the 'Cricket Force' weekend.

In Eaton Socon, the weekend raised more than £20,000 for new practice nets at the club.

Seamus Smith, manager of the Thomas Morris St Neots branch, said: "We were delighted to be able to help raise money for the youngsters at the club."

The event was sponsored by the Home Sale Network, a chain of around 750 estate agency offices around Britain that regularly invests in community projects.

In the cricket, a team from St Neots-based Cryovac defeated Thomas Morris in the opening game of the marathon, which saw more than 200 people taking part, aged from 66 down to two-and-half.

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