The Harry Burden Lunch 2017

The 2017 Harry Burden Lunch, which took place at the Cooper Associates County Ground last week, was a great success and raised over £2000 for the Tony Coles Charitable Trust, which supports youth cricket across the South West.

Following a most enjoyable festive lunch, the 100 guests who attended, including Somerset Director of Cricket Andy Hurry, listened to an interesting question and answer session with the new Somerset Chief Executive Lee Cooper.

Presentations were then made to two promising young cricketers, with Ben Wells taking the Harry Burden Award and Max Toohey receiving the Harry Burden Bursary, sponsored by Somerset County Sports.

The lunch concluded with a raffle and an auction that was carried out by Charles Clark.

Many thanks go to those who attended along with providers of auction items and raffle prizes including: Cooper Associates, Somerset County Cricket Club, Somerset Cricket Board, Old Blundellians Cricket Club, Argos, Monkton Elm, West Somerset Railway, The Ring of Bells and Monkton Inn.

Thanks must also go to Nigel Manley who did an excellent job in hosting the lunch.

The funds raised will help the Trust continue its work in developing youth cricket.

Any cricket club or school in need of financial help with projects to develop youth cricket should contact the Trust Secretary Brian Daw on 01823 442707 or

Harry Burden was a very keen cricketer who died of leukemia just before his 8th birthday in 1996. Since then an annual event and awards presentation have been held in his memory.

Ben Wells and Max Toohey are pictured with Andy Hurry.

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