A LOCAL cricket club is looking for voters to help them win a £200,000 windfall.

Low Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club has made it to the final of a competition launched by housebuilders Persimmon Homes.

The company presented its Healthy Communities scheme last May, with the aim of giving £615,000 to support amateur youth sport in England, Scotland and Wales.

Thirty finalists are now competing for the top prize with the winner to be announced at a gala dinner at York Racecourse on Thursday, March 22. One individual or group will scoop £200,000, while two runners-up will win £50,000 each. Each of the 27 finalists will win £5,000 each.

Low Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club has been chosen to represent Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire in the final and it is now up to the public to decide on the winner with online voting under way for six weeks until March 16.

A spokesman for the cricket club said: “We were thrilled to hear the news that we’ve made it through to the finals. Our club has significant ambitions and we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of coaching to a wide ethnic mix of players.

“We are seeing a significant rise in cricket locally, so we’d love to be able to grow our numbers and provide more training and better facilities as well as a new clubhouse to facilitate that growth.

“To win the £200,000 would be a dream come true and we are urging people to back us in this competition and take the time to vote as such a large amount of money would be a real game changer for our group.”

Wayne Gradwell, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Healthy Communities scheme, and the incredible talent, expertise and dedication shown by all the organisations that entered.

“The aim of the scheme is to help create a sporting legacy, and we believe Low Moor Holy Trinity Cricket Club could do this if they win the £200,000. We would urge local people to get behind this group by adding their vote online, as the work they do is tremendous.”

As part of the scheme thousands of groups and individuals applied for monthly donations of £750 to pay for kit and equipment. As part of their entry they had to say what they would spend the £200,000 on if they were lucky enough to win the top prize.

Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire gave away £6,000 locally as part of this and nationally, Persimmon’s 30 businesses donated £180,000.

People can vote for their favourite sporting group by visiting https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities/finalist/low-moor-holy-trinity-cricket-club-1998