WALTON Cricket Club joined forces with Yorkshire County Cricket Club on Sunday, to mark the Wetherby League club’s centenary year and raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice.
The event also supported Yorkshire player Gerard Brophy’s benefit season.
The county side brought a full XI to take on their Walton hosts for an exciting match at Springs Lane.
Yorkshire fielded big names such as England’s Ryan Sidebottom, Craig White, South Africa’s Jacques Rudolph, Joe Root and Anthony McGrath.
Walton’s side comprised Manni Hussain, Andrew Clews, Alan Fothergill, Brodie Ellison, Amraze Mahmood, Miles Lloyd, Denis Rock, Richard Grogan, Lee Rastrick, Jabber Ahmed, Alan Whincup, John Maynard and Denvil Phillips.
Yorkshire players also spent time with Walton’s junior section, taking a training session before the youngsters played a pairs competition during the interval of the main match.
In the main game Yorkshire made 221 for seven after Joe Sayers hit 59 and Gary Ballance 54. Jabber Ahmed was the pick of the Walton bowlers taking three for 11.
In reply Walton reached 192 for five through Brodie Ellison (59 not out), Denis Rock (34) and Alan Fothergill (24) with beneficiary Gerard Brophy picking up three wickets.
More than 400 people attended the day including a large number of junior cricketers who trained with Gerard and Jacques Rudolph.
The junior end of season presentation was held at the end of the afternoon, and a prize raffle and auction of Yorkshire CCC memorabilia also took place.
Presented by Martyn Moxon, the Yorkshire director of cricket, the winners were:
Under 9s: bowling Georgia Lawson; batting Jacob and William Naylor; fielding Daniel Wright.
Under 11s: bowling Joe Dobson; batting Sammy Clews; fielding Sam Mayhew.
Under 13s: bowling Luke Kilby; batting Will Atherton; fielding Josh Wilson.