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Donaghadee Cricket Club and Belfast Telegraph charity cricket match raises money for Autism NI

By Jenny Kirkham

Published 11/08/2015

Belfast Telegraph V Donaghadee Cricket Club in aid of Autism NI.
Belfast Telegraph V Donaghadee Cricket Club in aid of Autism NI.

Donaghadee Cricket Club and The Belfast Telegraph played their 5th annual charity T20 game – this year in aid of Autism NI.

The 5th annual charity match took place on July 31 with victors Donaghadee finishing all out for 129 off their 20 overs much to the delight of their supporters.

Notable batting performances from the Belfast Telegraph team with Jordan McCluskey, Colin O’Hara and Marty Elliman showing some quick running, and delectable shot selection in at least making the Tele score respectable.

The Elliman innings itself was a glorious one that will surely go down in Dee folklore, cruelly ended when he hit his own wicket meaning the Tele team finished up all out for 73, well short of their victory target.

The post-game festivities were hosted by family run hotel, Pier 36 where both teams and all supporters joined together to celebrate another fantastic match

Over the five years this charity game has now raised over £8,000 for local children’s charities.

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