GENEROUS ladies hit the wicket to play ball and raise hundreds of pounds in memory of a tragic teenager struck down by meningitis.
Two teams of women, the Philadelphia Cops and the Fence Houses Robbers, battled it out at Philadelphia Cricket Club for the Glenn Robinson Appeal. Glenn was 16 when he died after contracting meningitis in 1997.
The talented cricketer’s death inspired his loving dad Ken, now 69, to fund-raise for the Meningitis Research Foundation.
To date, about £76,000 has been raised towards research to beat the killer illness.
This year saw the Cops edge the encounter, beating the Robbers by four runs.
Ken, of Newbottle, said: “Thanks to everybody who turned out to play or watch and thanks to all the sponsors of the day too. It’s really appreciated.”