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TV names at cricket match for veterans; BRIEFLY.

SOAP stars will try to hit the Mayor of Kirklees' cricket team for six.

Emmerdale actors - including Chris Chittel who plays Eric Pollard - will be taking to the crease for a charity cricket match.

The Mayor, Clr Jim Dodds, has BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration batting on his team.

The celebrity game will take place at Clayton West Cricket Club on Sunday in aid of the Mayor's charity, the Royal British Legion.

The family friendly event will feature entertainment, including Grange Moor Brass Band, face painting, a raffle, an auction and much more.

A barbecue and a licensed bar will provide the refreshments.

The event is from 1.30pm and the 20-20 cricket match will begin at 3.30pm Clr Dodds, a veteran of the Royal Signals, said: "There are 9,000 ex-service personnel living rough in Britain because of their experiences on active service, they have fought our wars and we now need to fight their battles.

"The Royal British Legion needs PS100m every year to look after the growing number of ex-service personnel who need our help."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 14, 2016
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