A CRICKET club was bowled over with the public response to a fundraising challenge.

Denholme Cricket Club was among just ten sports organisations from across the region shortlisted in a Radio Aire Cash for Kids Sporting Challenge.

And the club raised a whacking £2,553.

Activities included a race night and quiz, a coffee morning, auctions and raffles, and new sponsorships were secured.

With match funding from Cash for Kids, the total exceeded £5,000.

Plus the club received a £500 prize for best public relations.

All the proceeds will be used to help develop provision for junior players.

“We were absolutely delighted with the response to the challenge and the fantastic amount raised,” said Ryan Judson, the Denholme CC fundraising officer.

“We’d like to thank everybody who gave their support.

“This will really help the club to provide better facilities and coaching for the junior players.

“If your child or children would like to start playing cricket for Denholme CC, please e-mail denholmeccevents@gmail.com.”