posted on 2 March 2012

Rugby League and Cricket are not a usual pairing, but for the good of the Wakefield community the two have teamed up to bring a fantastic night of comedy to the city and raise money in the process.

The Wildcats are backing Newton Hill's fundraising efforts.

The Wildcats in partnership with Newton Hill Cricket Club are pleased to invite you to a night of comedy. The fundraiser will kick off at 7pm on the 24th March in the Cats bar at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The evening will include a 3-course meal followed by comedy from the hilarious Billy Bean.

With raffles and auctions during the night it looks set to be a fantastic evening of entertainment.

Make sure you bring your dancing shoes as after the comedy there is a late bar with a disco till late.

You will also get your chance to meet some of the Wildcats players as well as Semi Tadulala, Wildcats Community Trust project manager.

He said about the event: “It’s great that two sports can come together for the benefit of the local community and I’m sure the night will be a great success.”

The night is to help raise £100,000 to build a new club house for the Cricket Club at their Leeds Road ground. Lee Birmingham, the junior coach and manager at Newton Hill, said: “We are looking to build a new clubhouse which will ensure that all players both at junior and senior level will have new and safe facilities thus ensuring the next 100 years of cricket at Newton Hill.”

Newton Hill in return for the support of the Wildcats have said they will kindly donate some of the money raised on the night to the Wildcats Community Trust.

Lee Birmingham also said about the partnership of the two sporting clubs: “The values that the Wildcats and Newton Hill Cricket Club have linked hand-in-hand, as we both strive to develop sport and enjoyment in our respective fields.”

Tickets cost £32.50 and can be bought at the Wildcats’ retail outlet in the Ridings Shopping Centre, at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office, via e-mail to lee.birmingham@csplc.com or call 07967 452716.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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