Pictures: Emmerdale stars bowl over crowd at York charity cricket match

Chris Chittell, aka Eric Pollard, takes it easy during his over. Photographs: YorkMix
12 Jul 2015 @ 8.09 pm
| Charity, Sport

Stars of Emmerdale showed off their sporting chops as they took on a York side in a charity cricket match on Sunday (July 12).

Famous faces including Chris Chittell, who plays Eric Pollard, and Matthew Wolfenden – Eric’s son David Metcalfe in the soap – were in the team for the T20 match at Heworth Cricket Club.

A family crowd turned out to support the event. With a bouncy castle, tombola and crossbar challenge there was plenty to do off the field.

The adults drank the bar dry of lager while the barbecued burgers were doing a roaring trade.

Matthew and Chris held an auction between innings which raised more than £800. The final total, for Yorkshire Cancer Research and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, will be in the thousands.

As for the game itself, it was an entertaining and close-fought affair. Heworth scored 116, a total which Emmerdale overhauled with only one ball to spare.

Although they did have former Yorkshire cricketer Ashley Metcalfe on their side…

Matthew kept the crowd amused with his commentary
Matthew Wolfenden kept the crowd amused with his commentary
Fielding on the boundary, Chris Bisson, aka Jai Sharma
Fielding on the boundary, Chris Bisson, aka Jai Sharma
Pasha Bocarie, who plays Emmerdale's Rakesh Kotecha, comes in to bowl
Pasha Bocarie, who plays Emmerdale’s Rakesh Kotecha, comes in to bowl
Chris appeals to the crowd
Chris appeals to the crowd
Matthew bowled a couple of overs
Matthew bowled a couple of overs
Chris makes a point
Chris makes a point
Former Yorkshire cricketer Ashley Metcalfe played for Emmerdale
Former Yorkshire cricketer Ashley Metcalfe played for Emmerdale
In starry form… some of the Emmerdale team
In starry form… some of the Emmerdale team
Matthew with young Emmerdale fan Mia Titley
Matthew with young Emmerdale fan Mia Titley
Chris demonstrates his unique bowling style
Chris demonstrates his unique bowling style
Ashley Metcalfe steams in for a delivery
Ashley Metcalfe steams in for a delivery
A great day at Heworth Cricket Club
A great day at Heworth Cricket Club
Chris Bisson at the crease. He retired after scoring 30 unbeaten
Chris Bisson at the crease. He retired after scoring 30 unbeaten
The youngest player in the Emmerdale team, Joe-Warren Plant who plays Jacob Gallagher
The youngest player in the Emmerdale team, Joe-Warren Plant who plays Jacob Gallagher
Ashley Metcalfe on the front foot
Ashley Metcalfe on the front foot
Pasha shapes up for a drive
Pasha shapes up for a drive
The teams pose for pictures after the match
The teams pose for pictures after the match