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Social cricketers pull together to raise nearly $10,000 for Albany Community hospice

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
Scott Worsfold and Nick Lloyd.
Camera IconScott Worsfold and Nick Lloyd. Credit: Laurie Benson

The Elleker Progress & Sporting Association has raised close to $10,000 to support Albany Community Hospice at their annual charity cricket match.

Each year the Elleker Progress & Sporting Association holds a charity cricket match in honour of the late Kenneth (Wally) Worsfold to raise much-needed funds for the hospice.

The game of cricket is the community of Elleker’s way of saying thank you to the hospice for everything they did to accommodate Mr Worsfold and his family and friends.

A dedicated social cricket match dubbed the Wal’s XI Match between Elleker and Young Siding is played in Mr Worsfold’s honour each year.

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The match has evolved with each year and sees multiple teams from the Pigs Arse Shield social cricket competition come together for the match mixing up the teams to play for the “Fantasmagorical” trophy.

Mr Worsfold’s son Scott Worsfold said his family and friends will be forever grateful to Albany Community Hospice for their care of his father.

“We decided to do some fundraising for the hospice through this match because of how incredibly amazing they were while Wally was there,” he said.

“It has grown immensely over the years mainly due to the incredible generosity of many local businesses and our community members getting involved.”

The Pigs Arse Shield is a social Cricket competition played each year between The Elleker Locos, Youngs Siding Swamprats, Denmark Muckrakers and Porongurup Woodburners.

Social is the key word, with the key rules being each player must bowl three overs, batsmen must retire at 35, and no batsman can be dismissed first ball in the 33 overs-per-innings match.

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