Moulton's Chris plays a captain’s innings to help Harrox
Moulton Harrox Cricket Club captain Chris Beale has led by example after defying the pain barrier to raise funds for the South Lincolnshire League side.
The Broad Lane skipper set out with an aim of running 100 miles throughout last month while wearing his club kit.
He had initially hoped to raise £1,000 for the club but passed his initial target within three days of starting his epic challenge.
Beale has now bagged more than £1,300 for Harrox who will again be fielding two teams in the South Lincs League this season.
He explained: “As with thousands of other sports clubs, we have been hit hard by the pandemic due to lack of income from sponsorship, membership and bar revenue, etc.
“With limited options available for fundraising, as club captain, I wanted to give the other members something to donate towards – and what better way than to see me in pain for a month.
“To keep it slightly cricket-related, I aimed to run the 100 miles by sporting my Moulton Harrox attire and then raise my bat by the end of the month.”
All money raised has gone straight into club funds with Harrox already looking ahead to the new campaign which, subject to Government guidance, is expected to start in April.
Chris continued: “We have many projects that need funding at the club with the first of these being undertaken last month to repair the static nets ahead of the spring which is an area of the ground that is vital to both the junior and senior sections.
“We also have other important costs such as junior equipment, coaching badges and general ground maintenance, all of which require a significantly high cost which we are simply not able to recoup at the moment.
“I appreciate everyone is feeling the financial strain at the moment so we greatly appreciated any amount which was donated.”
Donations can still be made via the JustGiving page. Visit the page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chris-beale