The Gecko Sixes Charity Cricket Tournament 2015: 10 days to go

By Semini

Less than 2 weeks to go till our annual charity cricket tournament which will be held on June 20th at the Victoria Recreation Ground, Surbiton. Registration opens at 11am so grab your friends/family/loved ones/strangers and come join the fun!

Join our Facebook event here.

This is the 8th year we’ve been running the tournament and it goes from strength to strength. We’ve learnt that whilst some of you come for the cricket, a lot of you come for the food and the fun – and we love that!

For those of you that haven’t been, the format is the same every year. You can enter in teams of 6 or come on your own or in smaller groups and we’ll find a team for you. Your team will be entered in the group stages and you’ll play other teams for a chance to go through to the semi-finals and final! Each game has only five overs an innings so each game is short and sweet and allows your team to play a few matches over the course of the day.

This year we will be supporting Unity in Health’s project to strengthen the training of Community Mental Health Nursing in Sri Lanka by development of a new diploma qualification.   All profits from the day, coupled with our hugely successful Pub Quiz in April will be donated towards this honourable work. To find out more about the work of Unity in Health in Sri Lanka, see here.

At this point I would love to give you some tips on the game and how to win the competition… but those of you that know me will know that my sporting prowess is nothing compared to my enthusiasm towards mutton rolls. What I do know is that everybody is welcome – we always have a mixture of abilities and ages; girls even score double runs!

It costs £10 to play and £5 to spectate and is a guaranteed great day out for all. We can’t promise good weather (although we’ve been pretty lucky so far) but we are certain you’ll have an awesome day so come join the fun!

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If you need any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can find us on facebook or contact Deno on 07515003807.

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About geckosrilanka

Gecko Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami by a group of second generation Sri Lankan students.
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