Dad's love of cricket developed whilst at school in Australia. One of his earlier cricketing memories is of Richie Benaud bowling to him in the nets there. He later spent a brief period working with the commentary team for ABC, before returning to the UK. Dad then played for Southgate CC in north London. Using a tennis ball and a plastic chair for stumps, he shared his love of the game with us in the back garden. But Dad managed to continue to enjoy the game at its best - from the Pavilion at Lord's.
To mark the anniversary of Dad's death, Southgate CC have kindly agreed to host a forty over match between Southgate 4th XI, and a Family & Friends XI, which will include players from the BBC Scotland CC (for whom Alex plays).
The aim of the tournament is to have as much fun as possible whilst raising as much money as we can for Macmillan Cancer Relief. A fundraising page has been set up at https://macmillan.tributefunds.com/chris-leithead-memorial-cricket-tournament-2015.
Please help us raise as much money as possible.
If you would like to play in the Scratch XI please let me know. Otherwise, come along and enjoy a great day of cricket!
More details will follow in due course.