Crowds attend Harry Judd’s celebrity cricket match

The celebrity team that took part in Harry Judd's Charity All-Star Cricket Match at Uppingham School. Photo by Rupert Watts.

The celebrity team that took part in Harry Judd's Charity All-Star Cricket Match at Uppingham School. Photo by Rupert Watts.

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A host of celebrities were hitting sixes and taking wickets as part of an all-star charity cricket match at Uppingham School.

More than two thousand spectators turned out to see McFly drummer and Strictly Come Dancing champion Harry Judd’s All-Star XI, featuring the likes of Andrew Flintoff, Phil Tufnell and Robbie Savage, take on an Uppingham School XI.

Former pupil Harry organised the event in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Eyes Alight Appeal. Funds raised were split between the causes, as well as a donation going towards cricket scholarship for the school.

Despite a star-studded line-up including former England bowlers Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard, as well as swimmer Mark Foster, former footballer and TV pundit Lee Dixon and Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole, the Uppingham School team won by six runs.

Harry said: “It’s been an amazing event and I’ve really enjoyed playing with some absolute greats as well as a few of my good friends. Although I don’t like losing, I’m so pleased it’s raised awareness of two incredible causes and hopefully lots of money.”

Both charities are close to Harry’s heart and this year he has raised more than £25,000 by running the London Marathon and taking part in obstacle course Tough Mudder.

The Eyes Alight Appeal raises money for The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust. It was set up by Harry’s wife Izzy and her family after her brother Rupert suffered a serious injury following a road accident.

Harry is an ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust.