TWO of the biggest sporting clubs in Ilkley are set for a fundraising "grudge match" of 20/20 cricket this weekend.

Players from Ilkley Rugby Club and Ilkley Cricket Club will go head-to-head in The La Casita Jeff Martin Memorial Trophy 20/20 Cricket Match at 2pm this Sunday at Ilkley CC.

Entry costs £3, payable on the gate, with funds to be divided between the two clubs. The family friendly event will include a hog roast, raffle and bar.

Ilkley RFC first team coach Rhys Morgan, who has organised the event, says it will be great day out for the community and a good match, as many of his rugby players in the side also play cricket.

Morgan, who won't be playing, said: "I'm manager of the team, but I know absolutely nothing about cricket."

But he has left the team in the capable hands of rugby player and cricketer Eddie Brown, who will captain the Ilkley RFC XI.

The team will include other rugby players with cricketing experience such as Max McKay and J H Johnson.

Ilkley RFC first team captain Elliot Morgan will also feature in the side, though his dad Rhys says he will be there for his "fielding skills".

"This will be a bit of off season fun and a fundraiser, said Rhys Morgan. "We're hoping for sunshine and a cracking day.

"It will be great get together for team bonding, so we're hoping to get a lot of people through the gates."

Mike Clegg, chairman of Ilkley Cricket Club, was pleased when Morgan suggested doing the charity match.

"We'll be having a go this Sunday, and I think our side will be a mixture of the first and second team players," said Clegg. "I'm sure it will be fiercely competitive, but will be mainly for enjoyment.

Ilkley CC already had a Jeff Martin Trophy, as Clegg a charity match had first been played back in 2001.

Clegg said Martin was an important member at Ilkley CC and Ilkley RFC, as he organised the third teams at both clubs and was scorer for the Ilkley CC's first team.

Morgan added: "Jeff Martin was a stalwart for both the cricket and rugby clubs. He was one of those guys who was always working in the background."

"I remember Jeff very well," said Andrew Munro, chairman of Ilkley RFC. "He was a solid reliable guy who went to a lot of trouble to make things happen. He was a good worker and an excellent clubman."

Andrew Dobson, who will provide live commentary during the match, said: "I expect it will a grudge match played in a good spirit. It'll put Ilkley on the map in a light-hearted sort of way."