The David Holmes Cricket Cup began in the summer of 2009 to raise money for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH). Since then, each summer, the event has been hosted for David’s family and friends, where the two teams, Gryffindor and Slytherin, have battled it out for the trophy and continued to raise money for the RNOH. It’s a fun, family day out with our famous Cricket Match and our Auction, Raffle, Bar, BBQ, Face Painting and Bouncy Castle providing further entertainment.
Tom played for Slytherin and Matt and Tom’s brother Chris for Gryffindor.
Tom on Twitter:
Incase you’re all wondering, this team captain won! Sorry mate @Mattdavelewis #slythewin
Doesn’t count. I was hungover. I’m just chuffed I even got bat to ball. You’ll never get my wicket! #notout #christthatwasfast
David Holmes on Instagram:
Thanking everyone who joined us and got involved in the annual David Holmes cricket cup. Yesterday’s event help raise over £4500 for the RNOH and I’m truly honoured that you all helped us achieve this. #RNOH
Thanking #t22felton and #realmattdavelewis for helping us raise over £4500 for the RNOH in yesterday’s cricket day.
David Holmes was seriously injured in January 2009 while filming a harnessed aerial sequence for the final installment of the film franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The David Holmes Cricket Cups held in 2009 and 2010 raised over £10,000 for the RNOH. In 2011 £3,650 was raised and was split between the RNOH and other various spinal and childhood cancer charities. The Cricket Cups held in 2012 and 2013 raised over £13,000 for the RNOH.
In August 2014 the sixth David Holmes Cricket Cup was hosted, Slytherin won the toss and chose to field. Gryffindor bat and made 97/10 in 25 overs. Slytherin made 104/4 in 15.1 overs and won the game. £7,780 was raised and split between the RNOH and Spinal Research.
photo credit: Prithika P.
Last Friday Matt and Tom tweeted about the event 😉 and J.K. Rowling responded to the tweets:
So proud of my boys. Even after all these years, they still want to kick each other's arses. pic.twitter.com/nwQI7s4jka
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 28, 2015