Darren’s memorial cricket match raises �380

THREE hundred and eighty pounds was raised by cricketers at a match to remember Darren Marsh, a 20-year-old from Godmanchester who two years ago from a blood clot.

Darren, a former Hinchingbrooke School pupil, had been playing for Longstowe Cricket Club against Cambourne r when he broke a metatarsal bone in his foot.

The injury led to a blood clot which reached his heart.

His friends and former team mates have made it an annual tradition to hold a cricket match in Darren’s memory. This year’s game, organised by James Westcott Rudd, took place in June and was contested between Longstowe and Godmanchester, with Longstowe winning and collecting the Marsh Memorial Cup.

The event also included a raffle which raised money for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.

His parents, Mick and Yvonne, and sister Monique said a big thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success, including those who donated raffle prizes, provided refreshments and made the cakes.

They added their thanks to Darren’s cousins, Lauren and Natasha Foster, for selling the draw tickets and to Martin Willism, of the Red House pub in Longstowe, for providing food at the end of the game.