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Tom Maynard Trust fundraiser

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Glamorgan ’97 Championship winning squad to reunite for the Tom Maynard Trust

The Glamorgan CCC 1997 Championship winning squad is reuniting this Friday in aid of the Tom Maynard Trust for the annual fundraiser at St Fagans CC.

The 14 players, who became only the third group in Glamorgan’s history to win the Championship title, will come together as part of the fourth Tom Maynard celebration day at St Fagans, which takes place on Friday (19th August).

Some of the team – along with other previous Glamorgan stars – will participate in the now traditional Twenty20 match between Matthew Maynard’s Invitation XI and the St Fagans club.

The day begins with a sold-out marquee lunch from 12noon with the cricket likely to start around 2.30pm – weather depending. St Fagans CC is open all day with the bar fully-stocked and refreshments provided regardless of the whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring.

Both Matthew and Tom played for St Fagans CC with Tom joining the club at the tender age of just 6.

Tom’s father, Matthew, who captained the successful 1997 team, said:

“We talked about the event before Christmas and thought it was worth checking everyone’s availability and the Trust’s secretary, Mike Fatkin, threw an email out and the response has been brilliant.

“All 12 UK-based players of the Championship squad confirmed almost immediately and also Adrian Dale, who lives and works in New Zealand, is on board too.

“I’m not sure when it’ll be possible to get everyone together again in the future so this will be a really special occasion for all of us, even if we don’t quite get all 14 players there.

“Throw in some of the management team such as John Derrick, Dean Conway and a few of the other squad players at the time – along with Mike and other members of staff – and it should be a fantastic trip down memory lane.

“I’m thrilled that everyone has agreed to commit to it and to help the Trust in the process.  It’ll add spice to what is already a special day.”

St Fagans Club Chairman, David Harris, said:

“Tom and the Maynard family hold a special place in the hearts of us all at St Fagans Cricket Club and we are honoured to play our part in raising money and awareness for the Trust, which is carrying out so much outstanding work for young aspiring sportspeople.

“Come rain or shine, our doors will be open with a guaranteed warm welcome to boot – all with the aim of raising as much as we can for the Trust. All cricket fans are welcome to come and share in a bit of Glamorgan nostalgia.

“The event wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of many individuals but a special mention should be reserved for Jane and Rob John for their tremendous efforts in setting up what is a very special day for the club.”

Notes:

You can find out more about the work of the Tom Maynard Trust here –http://www.tommaynardtrust.com/

For more information about St Fagans CC please visit www.stfaganscricketclub.com

More on Tom’s time at the club can be read here – http://stfaganscricketclub.com/chairmans-corner/tom-maynard-trust/

The T20 match is likely to kick-off around 2.30pm. The doors will be open to all visitors – with a £5 donation to the Trust as an entry fee.

Media are welcome to attend on the day. The address for St Fagans is Crofft-y-Genau Road, Cardiff, CF5 6DU.

Photo attached from Glamorgan’s title win away at Somerset in 1997.

Contact stfaganscc@gmail.com