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Cricket tournament for African cause

kwickcricket“WE are really excited about our Kwick Cricket Tournament,” said Alex Martin of Clynfyw Care Farm, Abercych. 

“We’ve been holding coffee mornings once a month for different charities all year, and we thought it would be fun to run a cricket tournament in aid of a cricket related charity.” The tournament will take place at Llechryd Cricket Club in aid of the East African Cricket Foundation on Friday, August 8. Running from 11 to 2.30, there will be a barbecue, teas, coffees and cakes and a bar. “The East Africa Cricket Foundation seeks to encourage young boys and girls in East Africa, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to become engaged in cricket,” said Chris Tongue, EACF Trustees’ Chairman. “Through cricket we hope they will develop important personal qualities including selfesteem and confidence along with specific character traits such as enthusiasm, perseverance, selfcontrol, optimism, gratitude and social intelligence.” There is no cost to come and watch, though there will be a raffle throughout the day raising funds for the cause. “Our club is happy to host any fundraising event,” said Llechryd CC’s Ian Carter. “We are pleased to be associated with Clynfyw and the EACF and hope that a good day is had by all.” “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Clynfyw on this project,” said Angela Miles, Pembrokeshire County Council Disability Sports Officer. “We hope this will lead to more disabled people taking part in a whole range of sports throughout the County.” There is still time to enter a team so if you are interested and would like more information, please phone 01239-841236. If it rains, we will adjourn to a local village hall for a game of shortmat bowls. You can find more information about the East African Cricket Foundation on their website: www.eacfoundation.org. uk