Sherborne School goes Red for Ruth again!

Posted: 21st May 2024

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Ruth Strauss Foundation Cricket Week, Sherborne School will again be turning Red for Ruth this summer, in the final week of June.

Starting on Saturday 22nd June and running through until Thursday 27th June, an expanded event will see 30 matches against 14 different opponents, with players from Sherborne Prep School all the way up to the 1st XI, and the staff team, taking part.

There is an ambitious fundraising target and money will be raised through the sale of souvenir brochures and original prints of The Upper.  Additionally, all the pupils will have the chance to contribute through a non-uniform day, and there is also going to be a prize draw (running both on the ground during the week and online throughout June), including some fabulous items such as tickets and hospitality at Hampshire CCC, kit, and one of Zac Crawley’s England shirts.  Finally, the four 1st XI matches – against Blundell’s, Sherborne Pilgrims, St. Andrew’s Grahamstown, and MCC – will all be sponsored by local businesses who will dedicate funds to the pot for every run scored, boundary hit, or wicket taken.

Master i/c Cricket, Hugh Tatham, comments, “I am delighted that we are again supporting the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which does such incredible work to help bereaved families and to advance research into non-smoking cancers.  The money we raise will make a huge difference to the Foundation, especially in training healthcare professionals to support families facing the awful challenge of the death of a parent.  Our teams are excited about ending the season with this super event, so I hope we can have a wonderful week of thrilling cricket in glorious sunshine.  Our target is to raise £5000 for this magnificent cause so do come and join us as we go Red for Ruth and end the 2024 Cricket season in style.”

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