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Lottery donates £5000 to Yorkshire's Academy

— 10 October 2013

The Yorkshire Pride Lottery has donated £5000 to Yorkshire’s Academy players for the 2014 season, seen here above with President Geoffrey Boycott at a recent Open Day for charity Martin House.

The money was donated to Ian Dews, Director of Development and will be spent over the winter on new kit and travelling necessities for the team. 

Last season, academy players Will Rhodes, Matthew Fisher, Ben Coad and Jonathan Tattersall made First and Second team debuts, Fisher becoming the youngest post-war cricketer to play in the First XI. 

Rhodes, Fisher and Tattersall have also recently been called up into the England Development Programme for 2013/2014 and will be joined by three other academy members iin England’s Development Squad and Under 19s. 

The Lottery has been running for 7 years and continues to develop, recently launching an online aspect and running a 150th Grand Raffle, in which the top prize was £5000.

This year the Lottery supported two charities, Martin House Hospice and the Young Bowlers Screening Project, which aims to establish stress fractures early in young bowlers. 

All of this wouldn’t be possible without the consistent support of the Lottery Members and volunteers and all are very grateful.  You can join the Lottery online today by clicking HERE or for more information contact Jane Ferguson at the Club on 0113 2033 640.

Test your knowledge and join us for a quiz night, 24th October 2013 at The Original Oak on St Michaels Lane, Headingley.  Lottery Members get in free and a sausage and mash supper is provided! Guests are welcome at £5 per head.  For more information contact Jane on the contact details above.