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Charity cricket match at Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club in memory of St Albans schoolboy Oliver Mills
A charity cricket tournament will be held in memory of a former St Albans schoolboy.
The six-a-side friendly will take place at Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club in memory of former Verulam school boy Oliver Mills who died aged 18 in 2005, from a brain tumour.
Family and friends will gather at the Oliver Mills Trophy on Sunday, August 25 at 10am to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) which will feature a full day of cricket and entertainment including a bouncy castle, bungey run followed by a raffle and barbecue.
Oliver’s brother, Eddie Mills, 32, of Verulam Road said: "This is always a great day and the perfect way to remember Oli, whilst raising money for two great causes.
"We’re hoping this fabulous weather holds and we get a sunny day for once. There are some great raffle prizes and lots of entertainment for all ages so please do come down and enjoy the day with us."
This is the sixth year the event has taken place and Oliver’s family and organisers hope to build on the £30,000 they have already raised.
As well as adult teams, there will be two junior tournaments taking place that day in what looks like to be a hotly fought competition between St Albans, Old Albanian and Hatfield Hyde.
Mr Mills added: "Hatfield Hyde is a great community club with members of all ages. It’s great that we can also get the juniors involved as Oli and I played at the club from a young age."
This is one of many events that have taken place over the years in Hertfordshire to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of Oliver, as well as golf days Verulam School also set up bi-annual teachers versus pupils’ football matches at Clarence Park with the next one in 2014.
For more information visit http://www.olivermillscricket.com/.
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