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Hi. First of all, the important bit. Cricket Without Boundaries is an amazing charity taking cricket to developing commuties throughout Africa and promoting AIDS awareness at the same time. They do some incredible work bringing communities together, and teaching children and adults. You can see some of their work in action at their youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/cwbcharity

So what is this all about? It's a bit crazy, right? Going to Tallinn to play cricket against Estonia and Finland. Yes, yes it is, particularly given the skillset of the OBOccasionals XI. So how did it come about, and what the hell is going on with that OB?

Many years ago, the Guardian newspaper started covering live sporting events with minute-by-minute text updates. For cricket, this became Over-By-Over, or OBO coverage. Over the years a community of followers and contributors have built up, turning the OBO into Test Match Special for the internet age.

In February of this year, one dedicated OBOer, Robin Hazlehurst, announced a bit of a challenge. Robin runs the Old Barbarians Cricket Club (http://www.oldbarbarians.ee) based in Tallinn and had arranged a match against fellow OBOer Sara Torvalds' Finnish team. Now he wanted to create an OBO touring party to come over from England and participate in a triangular tournament.

Now a cricketing XI has been pulled together through the pages of the OBO, the OBOccasionals XI, along with a couple of umpires and a one woman Barmy Army.

We'd like to use our little international cricketing expidition as a way to help raise money for some far more important and valuable international cricketing work by asking people to donate to Cricket Without Boundaries.

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 21

Office whip-round for the cause

Donation by Shell on 01/07/13

£40.00

Fun and a good cause. I can't refuse!

Donation by Anonymous on 30/06/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by NPS HORNE on 30/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 25/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I wish I could be with you, but my trapped nerve would mean I would simply be fractious

Donation by B Rafferty on 25/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Go Jo-Jo and Co!

Donation by Kristy on 25/06/13

May the best team win BTW what nationalities are the neutral umpires?

Donation by M Burt on 23/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Don't forget the akvavit

Donation by John Starbuck on 13/06/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

We were in Tallinn a couple of years back for a holiday with my husband's nephew and his family and I would have loved to be able to join in this event, perhaps as scorer. Have a great time.

Donation by on 13/06/13

£25.00

Donation by Roger on 13/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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As Bradman said: "May cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. The world can only be richer for it." Good luck

Donation by Rob Bagchi on 13/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Sarax supports cricket in Finland - and now around the world!

Donation by Sarax.com on 07/06/13

£25.00

What can I say? I love cricket.

Donation by on 07/06/13

£25.00

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Donated and shared the love, now to get those whites pressed.

Donation by Sam Tarr on 05/06/13

£25.00

Well it was all my fault after all...

Donation by Robin Hazlehurst on 05/06/13

£25.00

Hopefully this will cover my fines...

Donation by Phil Rhodes on 05/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

I suspect there'll be a fair few tour fines added to this!

Donation by Simon Horbury on 05/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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I had a whip round, here's the Barmy Army's donation.

Donation by Joanne Beasley on 05/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Consider this donation compensation for my upcoming performances

Donation by Joe Neate on 05/06/13

£25.00

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Let's get the ball rolling

Donation by Benjamin Hendy on 05/06/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£450.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£450.00
  • Gift Aid£65.00

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