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England's slump leads to Dave's charity walk

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

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The England cricket team's dismal performance down under during the recent Ashes series has had some repercussions for Penkridge Cricket Club's first team scorer Dave Jones.

During an evening at the clubhouse, Jones announced to the club's original Australian import, Gary Pope that should Australia regain the urn, he would walk to the first eleven's first away game of the season.

Since this declaration, England surrendered in pitiful fashion, and when the new league fixtures were announced it was not great news for Jones, with the first game being 42 miles away at Coventry & North Warwick.

Remaining true to his word however, Jones is now making plans for his walk and has decided to raise some money for charity whilst doing so. He said: "Being a keen cricket fan, I was gutted when England lost the Ashes, but this was made far worse when I found out where I would have to walk to!

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"I knew from looking at the teams in the league that it could be anywhere between six and 65 miles, but didn't think for a minute that the Aussies would win. Me and my big mouth!

"In keeping with the cricket theme, I have decided to raise money for The Broad Appeal in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, which is championed by Stuart Broad, who lost his step-mother to the disease." Dave has set up a fund raising page at justgiving.com/ waggywalk14/ and is keen to raise as much as possible. Jones is pictured right with Gary Pope.

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