Six-a-side day at KICC

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kimberley Institute’s annual six-a-side cricket day has raised £780 for charities and local community groups.

Blazing sun and exciting, colourful matches added to the enjoyment of players and spectators alike.

Sunday’s event featured teams of both men and women.

They were from Kimberley Institute SupporterS (KISS), Advance Toolhire, Stag Inn, Stag Golfers, Beer Surgeons, Lord Clyde, Gate Inn (Ream Team), Queen’s Head, Nelson & Railway and Greasley Castle (A and B).

The winners were Advance Toolhire, who narrowly beat the Nelson & Railway in the final.

Their captain, Jason Staples, said: “We’ve entered this competition for every one of the last 15 years and have, at last, won it. We’ve ‘advanced’ a lot in that time.”

Judged best ‘fancy dress’ side was the Ream Team, who won the right to nominate a good cause to receive £100 from the money raised and chose the NSPCC.

The names of two of the participating teams, Stag Golfers and KISS, were drawn out and they will share in giving the remaining £680 to groups they choose.

The event was started over 20 years ago by local man Kevin Haynes. He has organised it every since before passing it over to the cricket club this year.

Club secretary Jim Dymond said: “Kevin has done a tremendous job over such a long time. We will keep it going as a tribute to him and will start by re-naming the winners’ shield ‘The Kevin Haynes Trophy’.”