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Hundreds to watch Carter Jonas and COEL charity cricket match at Fenner’s





Approximately 250 tickets have so far been sold for the charity cricket match next Thursday (May 25) between property agents Carter Jonas and design and fit out company COEL in a T20 match at Fenner’s, the home of Cambridge University cricket.

Preparing for the charity cricket match are, from left, Jerry Overhill, Angela Wilkinson, Lizzie Bradbury, Colin Brown, Henry Platts Martin, Darey Horn and Kurt Richards. Picture: Keith Heppell
Preparing for the charity cricket match are, from left, Jerry Overhill, Angela Wilkinson, Lizzie Bradbury, Colin Brown, Henry Platts Martin, Darey Horn and Kurt Richards. Picture: Keith Heppell

Fenner’s is one of the country’s oldest first-class grounds, with games being played there since 1848, and both Carter Jonas and COEL want to do their best to provide a thrilling show. Former international cricketer Monty Panesar will also be in attendance as a guest speaker.

The firms hope that this will help them raise a good sum of money for national charity LandAid, which looks to put an end to homelessness, and local-based charity The Phoenix Trust, which provides meaningful work experience for vulnerable people. Already having raised close to £8k, they are hoping to hit £10k through further ticket sales, a silent auction, and a raffle on the day.

Both teams have played a friendly match before, which ended in COEL being the worse-for-wear but, Lizzie Bradbury, marketing manager, explains they have a strategy to help COEL stage a comeback this time: “After our informal game previously, we realised we may need a little help to shore up our chances of winning, and as the point of the day is to raise money for charity and provide entertainment, we reached out to our business friends, associates, and clients to see who enjoyed cricket and could help us with our endeavours.

“We were delighted to receive a very warm reaction and we feel very proud to have garnered a great team with some exceptional players. We have a very friendly relationship with Carter Jonas, and it has been fun in the lead up to the game to have a few jibes about the day. We know we are the underdog but, we will be giving it all we have got, and we hope to get plenty of people along to cheer both teams on the day.”

Preparing for the charity cricket match are, from left, Darey Horn, Jerry Overhill, Colin Brown and Kurt Richards. Picture: Keith Heppell
Preparing for the charity cricket match are, from left, Darey Horn, Jerry Overhill, Colin Brown and Kurt Richards. Picture: Keith Heppell

The COEL and Carter Jonas teams both include players from different industries and professions. The organisers explain that this is more than just being about sport and charity, as they hope this will be viewed as an inclusive invitation for the Cambridge community to come together and enjoy an afternoon in beautiful Fenner’s with live music, food and drink stalls.

Carter Jonas and COEL have secured players from many different firms including BDB Pitmans, Cam Alarms, The Cambridge Building Society, Cambridge Industrial Properties, City Stay UK, DAZN, Ensors, Henry Riley LLP, Howard Group, Tavistock, Sainsburys and Tavistock, as well as some of Carter Jonas’ agricultural clients.

Both teams would love for people to bring clients, colleagues, friends and family along on the day. Tickets cost £5 when booked in advance and £10 on the day. To book a ticket, visit join.landaid.org/event/cricketday. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the day, you can bid on one of the lots included in the silent auction here.



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