Memorial match to talented cricketer Daniel to be staged

Daniel Mothersdale
Daniel Mothersdale

A CRICKET club is to hold its second charity game in memory of one of its young prospects next week.

Friends, family and former team-mates of ex-Bawtry Cricket Club all-rounder Daniel Mothersdale will come together to host another charity match as a way of celebrating the 21-year-old’s life.

Daniel died after he was found hanging from a tree in Menagerie Wood, Bawtry, in September 2010.

The trainee quantity surveyor of South Parade, Bawtry, had just enjoyed his most successful season with his club having amassed 700 runs, topping the club’s batting average.

To honour his memory, members of the club held a charity cricket match last Christmas.

The event raised money for Papyrus - the UK’s suicide prevention charity for young people.

Scores of tributes have been posted on Daniel’s Facebook memorial page set-up by his friends.

Kieran Rupert Miles wrote: “Still missing and hurting me inside knowing your gone but ill never forget the one day you said you’ve got alot ahead of you at warmsworth. thanks for eveything and ill always think of you.”

The second match in Daniel’s honour is planned for Wednesday, December 28, at the club’s Memorial Sports Ground in Bawtry.

Anybody aged 13 and over can take part. Entry is £10 for adult players and £5 for juniors.

As well as Papyrus, proceeds will go towards future club projects which includes replacing the ageing astro-wicket and buying plastic sheet covers.

People wanting to take part should visit the club’s website at www.bawtry.play-cricket.com

Players should arrive at 10am, whites are compulsory. Refreshments and food will be on sale.