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Thanks for taking the time to visit the Captain Scott's XI JustGiving page in support of our Oslo Challenge (more on that below) and in particular, the event's charity partner, Cricket Without Boundaries.

A century ago, two separate teams of intrepid explorers risked everything in an attempt to be the first party to reach the South Pole. One was led by Englishman Robert F. Scott, the other by a Norwegian, Roald Amundsen. While Scott’s team was hampered by a series of misfortunes, Amundsen’s team completed a relatively smooth and uneventful trek, arriving at the South Pole on December 14, 1911. Scott’s team overcame the odds to also reach their destination, but unfortunately they arrived over a month after Amundsen’s team on 17 January 1912 – Scott’s anguish captured in the famous words from his diary, “The worst has happened”.

One century later, a team of Brits will try to exact some manner of revenge for that defeat, by taking on a Norwegian team in a contest they are far more equipped to win – a cricket match!

As the centrepiece event, there will be a cricket match, played on snow and ice, in the bustling metropolis of Oslo, the Norwegian capital. The match will take place on 17 January 2012 – a genuine centenary celebration of the arrival of Scott’s team at the South Pole.

As well as playing cricket, the Captain Scott team will take part in dog sledding and ski challenges in Oslo, as an echo the events of 100 years before…

Given this event is genuinely a case of "cricket without boundaries", we thought the charity of the same name would be a worthy partner. All funds raised will go directly towards Cricket Without Boundaries to support their work in sub-Saharan Africa where they coach cricket in underprivileged communities. The brilliant part is that AIDS awareness messages are incorporated into their coaching drills and games - the children learn important lessons while having great fun!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - we raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Raising money for

Cricket Without Boundaries

Cricket Without Boundaries

Charity Registration No. 1154576

Cricket Without Boundaries is dedicated to helping, educating and developing local communities around the world through the spread and growth of cricket. Crucially, CWB also uses cricket as a tool in the fight against AIDS. CWB’s training sessions have at their heart discussion about the disease in terms of prevention, treatment and equality of treatment for those with and without the disease.

Donations 72

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Paul, hope you enjoyed it...

Donation by Tahir Khan-Gandapur on 07/02/12

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Top work lads. Paul

Donation by Anonymous on 06/02/12

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

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Hope all went to plan

Donation by andrew beveridge on 06/02/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by arthur daniels on 31/01/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done James and team.

Donation by Claire Rowley on 31/01/12

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I hope it was a good trip Stephen and that the fundraising went well.

Donation by Andy Macpherson on 30/01/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 30/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A great effort for a worthy cause, well done to everyone who took part - especially the aptly named Mr Scott!

Donation by Duncan West on 30/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Andrew and team

Donation by Jenny Scott on 26/01/12

£10.00

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To Mike and Veronika - great stuff!! Hope you will be defrosted in time for indoor nets. From Anne,Paul Fred and Ali

Donation by Anne Newson on 26/01/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done, superb effort - from a 'The Spin' reader

Donation by Kevin Carter on 23/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Nicola Hay on 23/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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the guardian's "The Spin" column put me on to this, and it sounds like a good cause. Well done.

Donation by Richard Hamilton on 22/01/12

£10.00

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Well done to Paul & team

Donation by Steve Lodge on 20/01/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Simeon Layzell on 20/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck from an old Wadham cricketer, vintage 1968-71!

Donation by Tony Drake on 20/01/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Paul Good Luck, have a great time. Best wishes Charlie

Donation by Charlie Ferry on 17/01/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Well done to everyone taking part, especially to Andrew Scott.

Donation by James Patrick on 17/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Paul , good luck and enjoy.

Donation by Elizabeth Adams on 16/01/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Paul (Daniels). Its tough sitting behind those dogs. I did it in Lapland. I had not appreciated that flatulence was a Husky-type problem.

Donation by Paul Gilroy on 16/01/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by amit desai on 16/01/12

£20.00

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Good Luck Andrew (Scott). We re sure you'll achieve your target whilst having fun in the snow!!!!

Donation by Jane, Mark & Lyndsey & Aunt Mary on 16/01/12

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

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To Andy Scott I hope things went well sounds a bit of a Scoosh!

Donation by David Frost on 16/01/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Andy and all

Donation by Clive Adkin on 15/01/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Best of luck James and to the rest of the crew. Another great cause!

Donation by Peter McManus on 14/01/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,485.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,485.00
  • Gift Aid£548.75

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