Rounders Tournament held today in Blackrod, with funds raised being split between Blackrod Cricket Club and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (in memory of one of their players – the late Elspeth Stears)

Today Sharon Readey, the Treasurer and Ladies Captain of Blackrod Cricket Club organised a Rounders Tournament, with funds raised being split between her Cricket Club and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team (in memory of one of our players – Elspeth Stears).

The tournament commenced at 10am and carried on in to the afternoon, during a perfect sunny warm day, at Blackrod Cricket Club, off  Vicarage Road, Blackrod, Bolton.

Present representing the team today was our Chairman Craig Lamb, Chris Tennant and Trainee team member Steve James who attended in our Land Rover Defender Mountain Rescue Ambulance, ‘Bolton Mobile 4,’ being joined by our Equipment Officer – Base and Catering Paul Copley and Gillian Leigh.

Later in the afternoon our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE and Michael Wakerley visited, in our Volkswagen Crafter van based Incident Control Vehicle, ‘Bolton Mobile 6.’

The team has benefitted from the kindness of many people who made donations to us in memory of Elspeth, and visiting the tournament was the least we can do.

Mrs Elspeth Ann Stears died as a result of an unfortunate accident on 2nd May 2015, whilst on the Coast to Coast route, walking in the vicinity of Ennerdale Water, in the Lake District.
Cockermouth MRT attended to Elspeth, along with the North West Air Ambulance, and she was flown to Carlisle Hospital by a RAF SAR Sea King of ‘C’ Flight, 22 Squadron RAF Valley, but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.

On Friday 22nd May 2015, we reported within our website ‘News’ pages on the receipt of a very kind letter from Mrs Pauline Fraser of Maghull, Merseyside, enclosing a £40.00 donation to Elspeth’s memory.

We further reported on Monday 15th June 2015, that our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE had received a letter from the Co-operative Funeralcare, enclosing fourteen donations, totalling £686.30p all to the everlasting memory of Elspeth.

The team would like to express its thanks to all who took place in todays Rounders Tournament at Blackrod, raising funds for both ourselves and Blackrod Cricket club to the everlasting memory of Elspeth, with especial thanks to Sharon Readey, organiser of todays tournament,

Please also see website ‘News’ report dated Friday 22nd May 2015 and Monday 15th June 2015.