Lucy Axcell and Katie Sturgess, two 12-year-old friends, helped to keep their club afloat through the difficult lockdown period.
Without being able to recoup any income, Penkridge Cricket Club were struggling. And so, Lucy and Katie – both of whom play for Penkridge’s girls’ team and Staffordshire at county age-group level – decided to do their bit.
They opted to cycle the equivalent distance of Lord’s to Penkridge CC during the month of May – 223km each, completing the challenge with days to spare. They set up a JustGiving page, raising £1,800 in the process for the club.
In the words of their proposer: “This has enabled the club to keep going. They have basically saved the club with their actions. The future looked grim until the girls stepped in.”
Penkridge are due to celebrate their 70th birthday this year.