SFC To Play Churchtown CC In Inaugural Phil Carder Cup

Churchtown Cricket Club XI will be taking on a Trust in Yellow XI in an all action T20 styled cricket game at The Rookery, Roe Lane, Southport. Up for grabs will be the inaugural Phil Carder Cup

Phil, who was Chairman of Churchtown Cricket Club, Treasurer of Trust in Yellow (Southport FC Supporters Trust) passed away last year and the two organisations are joining forces to celebrate his life.

A ladies’ cricket session will kick the day off at 12pm, before the T20 pink ball clash takes place at 2pm. A DJ, live entertainment, raffle, barbecue, soft play area for children and performance from Marshside Brass Band will also add to the occasion. The Rookery clubhouse and bar will be open offering all the facilities need for a day at the cricket.

The Co-Op store on Marshside Road, are title sponsors of the event and have supported the day with refreshments for players and spectators. Support has also come in from many local businesses with more than £2,500 worth of prizes donated to the raffle.

Founder member of Churchtown CC Terry Wood, said: “We arranged the event last year, but sadly the weather beat us. Hopefully this time round conditions will be more favourable.”

“The cricket is just part of what should be a great day for our community. Bringing together Phil’s sporting passions is a great way to remember him and we are looking forward to hosting a good crowd on for the bash.”

“It would be good to see new faces at The Rookery on the day for what promises to be a fantastic event for Southport.”

Phil founded Churchtown Cricket Club in 1987, he played more than 300 for the club and acted as Chairman and Treasurer of the club.

Phil Carder was a lifelong Southport FC supporter and was the treasurer of Trust in Yellow.

A board member since the Trust in Yellow was established in 2006, he managed the Trust’s finances with the highest level of care and skill.

But his work for the Trust went far beyond the position of treasurer, taking on the demanding and sometimes thankless task of organising coach travel, looking after the Trust office on matchday and actively supporting every project undertaken by the Trust.

Admission to the event is free.

For more information on the event please e-mail churchtowncc@hotmail.co.uk

You can follow events on twitter via @churchtowncc or search Churchtown Cricket Club on Facebook.

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