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Essex Eagles’ record-breaking T20 run helps raise funds for Panathlon

Essex Eagles' batters helped raise £1357 for Panathlon during their 2022 T20 Vitality Blast campaign following a record-breaking final T20 Vitality Blast group game to help boost our £1-per-run charity pledge.

Saturday’s match saw the Eagles score 254 runs in their final fixture against Glamorgan (the highest T20 total in 20 years at Chelmsford!), capping a fantastic final haul of 1,357 runs at The Cloud County Ground, home of Essex County Cricket.

Man of the Match, Dan Lawrence, scored 71 from 37 balls on Saturday and helped hand over the cheque for the final total alongside Woodland Group Chief Executive Kevin Stevens, Company Secretary John Stubbings and Woodland Logistics Managing Director Sean Kirby to Panathlon representatives Harry Bowtell, Adil Ghani and Ashley Iceton. Several Panathlon competitors and Young Leaders were invited along to enjoy the match and celebrations as part of Woodland’s vision to connect and create opportunity for Woodland community members and their families.

Woodland Group Chairman and CEO, Kevin Stevens, commented: “We’ve been able to support both Panathlon and Essex Cricket for more than a decade now. We are aligned in our shared values of creating opportunity and connection through sport. Being able to collaborate on raising awareness of and funds for the all-important work Panathlon does, and seeing the impact made at local level, has made this season extra special for all of us at Woodland Group.”

“It’s been amazing that current competitors, Young Leaders and school staff have witnessed the action tonight, as well as some old timers like me and Harry,” said Adil Ghani. “Massive thanks to Woodland for a fantastic day and for their sterling support for Panathlon."

Essex Eagles will now travel to Emirates Old Trafford to play Lancashire in their away Quarter-Final match on Friday, 8th July, a rematch of the 2019 Quarter Final which saw Essex squeeze a win by only 6 wickets.

You can find out more about Panathlon and their inspiring work across the UK here.

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