Celebs knock crowd for six at St Albans charity cricket match

HOWZAT – a starstruck crowd watched as two teams of celebrities went head to head at a charity cricket match in St Albans last weekend. Bob Wilson, former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper and founder of the Willow Foundation charity, and Chris Tarrant, TV

HOWZAT - a starstruck crowd watched as two teams of celebrities went head to head at a charity cricket match in St Albans last weekend.

Bob Wilson, former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper and founder of the Willow Foundation charity, and Chris Tarrant, TV presenter and president of charity The Lord's Taverners, captained their teams of 11 celebrities in a five-hour-long game at Woollams in Harpenden Road on Sunday to raise money for their respective causes.

The Willow Foundation team, which included ex-Arsenal stars David Seaman and Lee Dixon, beat The Lord Taverners cricketers by 125 runs and by the end of the day �28,000 had been raised in total, with half the money going to each charity.

The �14,000 received by the Willow Foundation, a Hatfield-based charity which Bob and his wife set up when their daughter Anna died of cancer aged 21, will fund almost 1,500 special days out for seriously ill 11 to 40-year-olds this year.


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As well as the cricket match, the 500-plus spectators also had the opportunity to do a bit of celebrity spotting at the autograph tent, bid for prizes in a silent auction and take part in a raffle to win one of 22 cricket balls signed by the celebrity players.

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