30th Anniversary Celebrity Cricket Day

After 3 decades the family day has raised nearly £8million for women's health

Wellbeing Of Women annual Celebrity Cricket Day at Sir Victor and Lady Blank's estate in Oxfordshire Photo: Alan Davidson/AJDImagesLtd

Nearly 1,000 guest attended the 30th anniversary of the Celebrity Cricket Day on Sunday 1st July.

Sponsored by PwC, Dow Jones and William Hill, the annual event has raised nearly £8 million for women’s health since the inaugural event in 1988.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Piers Morgan was joined by a host of cricketing legends including Brian Lara, Mark Nicholas, Angus Fraser, Curtly Ambrose, Kyle Abbott and Gordon Greenidge at the Oxfordshire home of Sir Victor Blank, Wellbeing of Women Chairman.

Clive Lloyd refereed the game, Mike Proctor umpired, while Barry Richards was also there to show support for the benefiting charity Wellbeing of Women on the hottest day of the year so far.

Piers Morgan batting. Photo: Alan Davidson/AJDImagesLtd

Piers Morgan at the Wellbeing Of Women annual Cricket Day. Alan Davidson/AJDImagesLtd

The Annual Cricket Match  is always a great family event for an important cause

Sir Michael Parkinson turned up to the private event to see the stars play and guest were treated to commentary by comedian Rory Bremner, along with Roger Dakin.

Piers Morgan and Curtly Ambrose. Photo: Alan Davidson/AJDImagesLtd
Lord Archer. Photo: Alan Davidson/AJDImagesLtd

Piers Morgan said on the day: “I am thrilled to be here again at the Wellbeing cricket day at Sir Victor Blank’s beautiful home in Oxfordshire. It is a really important day and raises a lot of money to help women’s rights in terms of their body, that’s why we all takes this very seriously but also, let’s be honest, we want to win.”

Piers came face to face with cricketing legend John Stephenson who scored a stunning 21 runs in one over against the bowler.

Wellbeing of Women CEO Tina Weaver said: “The Annual Cricket Match in aid of Wellbeing of Women is always a great family event for an important cause.

“We have raised nearly 8 million – and counting to fund medical research across the breadth of reproductive health.

Wellbeing of Women CEO Tina Weaver said: “Thank you to cricketers, supporters and friends who took part in our 30th annual Cricket Day in aid of Wellbeing of Women.

“It was a wonderful day of excellent cricket, fun and fund-raising to support the research which leads to the breakthroughs and treatments to help women and babies.”

Wellbeing of Women

Founded 54 years ago, Wellbeing of Women is the only charity finding cures and treatments across the breadth of female reproductive health: pregnancy and childbirth, fertility and IVF, gynaecological cancers, and overlooked areas like endometriosis, PCOS and the menopause. With only 2.48% of publicly funded research devoted to this area, our work is vital. Nearly every routine treatment we take for granted today has come about thanks to our work.

Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
Photo: Alan Davidson
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