United Response was proud to be this year’s nominated charity of Bath Cricket Club’s annual T20 charity cricket match against Bath Rugby.

After some worrying weather forecasts the match finally took place on Friday evening, a year later than planned due to a wash out the year before. The crowd milled in while the Junior Kwik Cricket match got the atmosphere going. With music and the BBQ setup the event was underway, and next was the big match…

All Stars Bath CC were first up to bat, playing the Bath Rugby Legends XI. George Hankins, the chairman’s son, was the first batsman alongside Australian cricketer Alain Hewett. At the interval the All Stars were on a score of 166. There was some great commentary and cowgirls cheerleading from the side.

Bath Cricket ClubAll Stars George and Alain

The second half of the match saw some brilliant batting from Phil de Glanville, Bath Rugby’s former captain, which gave the Legends their winning runs to claim a last ball victory.

Our hosts, Bath Cricket Club, laid on a fantastic evening, including a BBQ and ice cream stall, an auction of signed cricket memorabilia and a raffle, plus entertainment from a live band. They had United Response shirts made for the team and their staff, the barwomen really got in the spirit by painting the United Response tick on their faces.

Bath Cricket Club's bar ladies 

The raffle, auction, collection buckets and a donation from Bath cricket club raised £1,558 – what a generous bunch! 

A huge thank you to Bath Cricket Club for such a fantastic event, and a special thank you to Bath Rugby and everyone who came along on the night. We had a fabulous time and the money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of people with disabilities and mental health needs.

Check out the rest of the photos from the day in our Facebook album