The Big Cricket Ride reaches Kent County Cricket Club

Wednesday 19th October 2011

The Big Cricket Ride reaches Kent County Cricket Club

The Big Cricket Ride reached the St Lawrence Ground this afternoon, where the cyclists were greeted by Kent Cricket supporters, staff, players…and a cold pint of lager! Darren Stevens joined Chris and David Adams today on the latest leg of the Big Cricket Ride, as they cycled seventy four miles from Sussex County Cricket Club to the St Lawrence Ground.

Chris and David are cycling around the country, between each of the 18 First Class Cricket Clubs. They started at Durham CCC on 7th October and will be finishing at Surrey CCC, cycling a total of 868 miles in 14 days. The Big Cricket Ride is in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, a very worthwhile cause.

Darren Stevenscommented on the journey from Hove to Canterbury; “Today was hard work, but I’m looking forward to joining them for the next leg tomorrow, from Canterbury to Essex. What these guys are doing is really good, and for such a worthwhile cause,they are doing really well. I hope people will support this great cause.”

The Big Cricket Ride is a massive challenge for Chris and David as they are not trained cyclists. They have embarked on the challenge for a very personal reason and are hoping to raise alot of money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Chris and David’s father John, was sadly diagnosed with Peripheral T cell lymphoma attached to the liver last year and is currently undergoing treatment. Peripheral T cell lymphomas are a group of rare and aggressive lymphomas that affect the T-cells found in the peripheral circulating blood.

Chris and David really wanted to do something to help and make sure others do not go through the same experience their dad and family have been through. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are investing more than £1 million into research to understand how these lymphomas arise and develop more effective treatments. Chris and David’s fundraising efforts will all go to help fund this specific research.

Chris Adams played first class cricket for Derbyshire from 1988 to 1997. He then joined Sussex as captain. He is the longest serving county captain in Sussex's history. He had a brief career at international level for England, playing five Tests and five One-day Internationals between May 1998 and January 2000. He is now the Cricket Manager at Surrey County Cricket Club.

Click here for further information on the Big Cricket Ride and details of how you can donate to this very worthwhile cause.

Chris and David have set up a Just Giving page: