COLUMBIA, SC – May 17, 2009 – The Cricket Match to benefit the Family Shelter was held on Saturday, May 16th at the Earlewood Park in Columbia. This was a fund-raiser for the Family Shelter located on Two Notch Road that serves homeless families with children.
Cricket lovers and those curious about the game watched from the bleachers, from quad chairs and blankets spread on the grass. I feel like I am on the village green of an English village, said one lady wearing a hat and sipping soda.
The weather gods appeared to be avid cricket fans and kept rain away.
It was a friendly match of 20 overs between Richland and Lexington Teams. Lexington won the toss and went in to bat making 94 runs, unbeaten by Richland, and was declared the winner of the match.
Earlewood Park is Columbia’s best-kept secret! There are plenty of things for children to do including a Frisbee trail.
A BIG thank you to UPS for sponsoring the match, to other generous donors like Northwestern Mutual, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett CPA and AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and to WIS TV, Magic 98.5 and Free Times for promoting the event.