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Signed county bat presented to Addingham's Craven Heifer pub
10:00am Sunday 15th September 2013 in Local news
An autographed cricket bat has been presented to an Addingham pub by Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
The bat, which has been signed by Yorkshire players, among them current England stars Joe Root, Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow, was presented by the club’s Yorkshire Pride Lottery administrator Jane Ferguson to the Craven Heifer’s Rory Stead, who is himself a keen cricketer, opening the batting for Addingham Cricket Club’s first team.
Appropriately, the handover took place in a room at the Craven Heifer dedicated to the legendary Yorkshire and England cricketer Fred Trueman.
It is one of seven bedrooms themed after famous Yorkshire men and women past and present.
The Main Street pub and restaurant is supporting Yorkshire County Cricket Club during its milestone 150th anniversary year and has donated a dinner, bed and breakfast stay in a charity anniversary raffle being run by the club. It will be drawn in October.
Proceeds are in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice, Boston Spa, and a new screening programme to prevent injury in up-and-coming young cricketers.
The Craven Heifer has agreed to donate the bat to its local cricket club to be used as a fundraiser.