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Stars put shine on Ramsbottom charity cricket day
4:43pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
MAIDENS were bowled over as soap stars took to the crease to raise money for charity.
The celebs, who included Mickey North, best known for playing Gary Windass in Coronation Street, his co-star Craig Tinker, who plays Colson Smith, and BBC Radio Lancashire presenter and Pheonix Nights actor Ted Robbins.
The select 11 played against Ramsbottom Traders in the first Festival of Cricket at Ramsbottom’s Acre Bottom ground, in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
The star-studded game was organised by Coronation Street’s serial killer John Stape – aka Graeme Hawley.
He played alongside Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fizz in the TV soap, and was in the crowd to cheer on her colleagues.
After the game, she Tweeted: “Well done @Graeme_Hawley and co.
“Fab turn out @festivalcricket. Next year bagsy silly mid-on.
“Won't take me long to learn the rules will it?”
Earlier in the day, Ramsbottom played against a team of England legends including Anthony McGrath, Warren Hegg, Chris Schofield and Neil Fairbrother.
Chairman Rod Hamer said: “It gave me the greatest pleasure to welcome each and everybody to Acre Bottom for this first Festival of Cricket.
“From an idea by Stephen Ratcliffe, the festival has developed into what we hope proved to be a great success for everyone involved.”
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