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Ramprakash hits six and breaks window at Chigwell School fundraiser

15:00 29 June 2014

Mark Ramprakash in action for England. Picture: Rebecca Naden

Mark Ramprakash in action for England. Picture: Rebecca Naden

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A school had a smashing surprise this week when former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash made an immediate impact on his visit.

Oops - the broken clubhouse window. Picture: Chigwell SchoolOops - the broken clubhouse window. Picture: Chigwell School

Ramprakash, who was one of the highest scoring batsmen of his generation, added another six to his tally when he hit a shot which went right through the clubhouse window at Chigwell School.

The Strictly Come Dancing champion captained a celebrity team in a charity cricket match last Sunday.

The Pro-Celebrity XI took on a Chigwellian XI made up of school alumni. It was in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Mark was joined by TV presenter Bradley Walsh and a team of former cricketers including David Lawrence, Alex Tudor and Carlos Remy.

Gill Punt with Mark Ramprakash at the fundraiser. Picture: Chigwell SchoolGill Punt with Mark Ramprakash at the fundraiser. Picture: Chigwell School

Chigwell School development manager and organiser of the match, Gill Punt, said: “We had a really good turnout and everyone had a great day.”

Former England netball captain Amanda Newton also took part in a lunchtime netball match to help raise money.

The school has a strong connection with the cancer charity after pupil Grace Boxall died in September after battling brain tumours.

Mrs Punt added: “Not only did we lose Grace but we had two members of staff fighting cancer. I lost my father 15 years ago to cancer so it’s something the family have supported too.”

Amanda Newton with the netball team. Picture: Chigwell SchoolAmanda Newton with the netball team. Picture: Chigwell School

Mark, whose team won, was “very sorry” about the broken window and was keen to take part in future fundraisers.

Mrs Punt, who ran the London Marathon earlier this year, said: “They [the pro-celebrities] were charming and good fun, and they wanted to come back again.”

The cricket match raised £1,000, with Mrs Punt’s charity work this year raising a total of about £25,000 so far.

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