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County Stars join Runs and Wickets for Change Campaign

England and Essex's Tom Westley
England and Essex's Tom Westley

11 county cricketers across six counties have signed up to raise funds for the Lord’s Taverners charity through their Runs and Wickets for Change campaign to support disadvantaged and disabled young people throughout the UK.


When county cricket returns this weekend (1 August) the batsmen involved will be helping the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity raise money with every run they score in the Bob Willis Trophy and T20 Blast during the shortened 2020 season. The bowlers will be replicating this fundraising for wicket taking, where you can donate to their fundraising per wicket taken in this year’s domestic competitions. 

The cricketers listed below follow in the footsteps of England Test batsmen, Joe Denly and Zak Crawley, in supporting this new style of fundraising at a time when the charity’s activity has been hampered by Covid-19.


Batsmen: Tom Westley, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Sam Northeast, Gareth Berg, Luis Reece, David Lloyd and Kiran Carlson


Bowlers: Jamie Porter, Aaron Beard, Gareth Berg, Michael Hogan and Joe Leach


You can sponsor each run scored, or wicket taken, for as little, or as much as you like – and you can cap the maximum amount you’d like to donate, while also choosing whether you donate for a single match, month or year.

All monies raised with go towards the Lord’s Taverners charity cricket programmes which support some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK using sport and recreation to build links between communities and encouraging groups to play sport together.

For more information and to donate to your player/s of choice please visit www.bit.ly/lt_RW4C.


You can also support the charity through social media, whether you can afford to donate or not, by sharing the above links and encouraging sign ups and tagging @lordstaverners.

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