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RUNS4FUNDS | Celebrity Charity Cricket Fun Day Saturday, June 24th 2017 | Althorp House, Northampton

After a hugely successful year fundraising for the official Players’ Charity, Runs4Funds, in 2016, Steven Crook and the Steelbacks are BACK with another very special cricket match, taking place this summer on Saturday, June 24th 2017.

Hosted by Earl Spencer on his private cricket pitch at Althorp House, two celebrity teams will face each other in a unique cricket match with players past and present teaming up with a wide range of exciting celebrities. Ticket holders will not only be entertained by the sport, but there will also be a tempting auction, evening entertainment and first class hospitality - plus live commentary throughout the game.

“We have an incredible list of players that includes celebrities from sports, screen and stage. It’s going to be another fantastic day, we really hope you can join us and help make a difference to local families! says Crook. “We’re very proud and honoured to be the Northamptonshire County Cricket Club official Players Charity. Working along side the playing staff, and with help from everyone associated with the club, we’re raising money for Alfe’s Cause to support the incredible work they do across Northamptonshire

As well as the Northamptonshire Steelbacks, players confirmed so far include a glittering array of famous faces such as: Paul Nixon, Monty Panesar, Chris Rogers, Devon Malcolm and Allan Lamb, with Saints and rugby stars including Paul Grayson, James Grayson and Mike Hayward. Oliver & James Phelps – better known as The Weasley Twins - will be wielding the willow along side star of Merlin, Rupert Young. And incredible Olympians, Derek Redmond and Ellie Robinson, will also be taking part in the fun day.


VIP Packages and Hospitality are available now, and include:

| Arrival Drinks

| Three Course Meal with Wine

| Afternoon Tea

| Unlimited Ice Cream

| Entertainment

| All in the VIP Marquee with the stars!

Tickets are selling fast – to reserve yours, please visit or contact Steven directly at

General Admission tickets are available on the day at a minimum of £5 donation per adult, and a family ticket is available for £10. Children under 16 are free! Tickets are available on the day, and will include a variety of concessions stalls and entertainment such as a bouncy castle, summer BBQ, Prosecco van, face painting and more!

Full details of the June 24th event including tickets and details are available at with regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.



Runs4Funds was started in 2015 by Northamptonshire All Rounder, Steven Crook. Throughout the 2015 season, money raised by Steven’s initiative helped support a local family whose son, Lewis, has a condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome which is a rare form of epilepsy. The funds provided a much needed sensory garden to enjoy.

During 2016, the Runs4Funds team were delighted to have raised just shy of £25,000 for Thomas’s Fund, who provide music therapy for children with life limiting illnesses or disabilities across Northamptonshire.

And now, in 2017, Runs4Funds is thrilled to be supporting Alfe’s Cause - a fantastic Northamptonshire based charity that provide essential support for families affected by childhood cancer and other long term illnesses - to continue their association with some brilliant Northamptonshire charities.


If you can’t make it to the day, fans can pledge to donate any sum of money every time a Steelbacks player hits a six during a NatWest T20 Blast match this season. You can monitor their success and how your donations are doing through the ‘Whacker Tracker’ on the website, where you can cap your donation and feel good about the lives you are enriching. More details are available at

Full details of the June 24th event including tickets and details are available at with regular updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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