A MEMORIAL day at Undercliffe Cricket Club has raised £4,360, with the money to be split equally (£2,180) between Prostate Cancer research and the Bradford Junior Cricket League.

The day, which featured four teams playing a T10 competition, was to remember four stalwarts of the Intake Road club - Joan Peel, John White, Howard Reeve and John Armstrong.

White, who was also cricket chairman at Undercliffe, played for the club for over 20 years, as did Reeve, who was first XI skipper for three seasons.

Armstrong was on the club’s committee for more than 20 years and was club president for six years, but all of their service is dwarfed by Peel, who served Undercliffe CC for 70 years as club secretary, tea lady and many more things.

Both White and Armstrong died of prostate cancer, while the Bradford Junior Cricket League connection comes from Peel, who was such a staunch supporter of the organisation and who have named one of their trophies after her.

She died of old age at 92, while Reeve died of a heart attack.

Howard's Heroes (green shirts) won the T10 competition, with Bradley Reeve being named man of the match in the final, while Barrie Frankland took the man of the day award.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Barrie Frankland is handed his prize.Barrie Frankland is handed his prize. (Image: UGC.)

The games, which also included Brucie’s Bashers (John White’s XI in mustard), John’s Jaguars (purple) and Joan’s Juniors (blue), were played in great spirit, and all four teams lined up to give a minute’s applause to remember the club’s four legends, with the off-the-field action going on late into the night.

Money was raised via an auction, raffle and bucket collection.

Among the auction prizes were a shirt signed by the 2023 Australian Ashes squad, courtesy of squad member Josh Inglis, who was born in Leeds; mini cricket bats signed by England stars Harry Brook, from Burley-in-Wharfedale, and Adil Rashid, from Heaton.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The four teams line up together, each representing an Undercliffe club legend.The four teams line up together, each representing an Undercliffe club legend. (Image: UGC.)

There was also a framed and signed Bradford Bulls shirt, a pair of PAYNTR cricket boots; two places on The Cricket School Ltd coaching camp, courtesy of Mark Gilliver; and some ghd hair straighteners worth £190.

Match sponsors were Jimmy Poutch, Martin Patchett, Mark Hippey and Adam Miller.