Howarth Timber gets hit for six

Published:  18 July, 2014

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has treated its customers, suppliers and staff to an action-packed day of cricket and entertainment at its 2014 charity cricket event.

The event took place at the Elland Cricket Club in West Yorkshire, with the day culminating in a showpiece 20/20 match between a team of former England legends and Howarth Timber’s very own Timberwolves. Despite their good effort, the England legends won the match.

Making up the legends team was Mark Ramprakash, Phil Defreitas, Paul Nixon, Devon Malcolm, Anthony McGrath, Alex Tudor, Andy Caddick, Richard Blakey, Gavin Hamilton, Dominic Cork and Chris Schofield. The Howarth Timberwolves, consisted of young, local talent and a lucky Howarth Timber customer, Tim Cartwright, who won an exclusive competition to join the team.

Other activities included a Q&A from the legends, an exclusive cricket memorabilia auction and a set from stand-up comedian Gary Marshall.

Neale Brewster, marketing and product development manager at Howarth Timber, said: "We’re proud to be a local company, which is why events like this that engage with the local community are so important to us. The day also gave us an invaluable opportunity to meet with our customers in a more informal setting and really cement those excellent relationships we already have with them. Our chosen charity, Caudwell Children, also benefitted from having a presence on the day which gave them a fantastic opportunity to promote their very worthy cause."

Mark Ramprakash was the star player, hitting a stunning six sixes from one over. He said: "The pitch was absolutely fantastic; I’d love to carry it around with me and bat on it every week! The ground itself is a beautiful, scenic cricket ground and you don’t get too many of those in London."

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