Cricket Peru raises funds for Breast Cancer Charity

Tags:, , , ,   Posted on: March 20th, 2012

The annual game played between Lima-based Australian and British cricketers – the Peruvian Ashes or Las Cenizas – this year raised money for the Jane McGrath Foundation. This is an Australian charity, set up by legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath, in memory of his British wife, Jane, who died of a brain tumour at the tragically young age of 42, in 2008, having been initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.

During the match, the Australian community provided a typical cricket tea of Anzac biscuits and Lamingtons, which was served beside the pitch between innings; while the British Ambassador provided scones, to give an English flavour. And it was all washed down with milky tea, of course!

Moreover, the Australia side wore specially-commissioned cricket shirts for the day, with the Foundation’s logo on the front, to go with their woollen, ‘baggy-green’ Australia caps, which provided plenty of head warmth in the baking Lima sun! The profit from the sale of these clothing items was donated.

Despite being the better-dressed of the two teams, the Aussies lost to England for the second year in succession, in a very hard-fought two innings match. For a full report, click here.