THE region's most needy people are being bowled over by the support of Yorkshire Cricket Club.
Some of the region's top sportsmen are helping to launch The Salvation Army's Annual Appeal on Thursday.
The cricketers are swapping their bats for collecting tins before the County Championship match against Glamorgan.
The appeal is the Salvation Army's house-to-house collection, which will see volunteers out and about in the region from Saturday until October 3.
The Salvation Army is the UK's largest provider of social welfare after the Government.
It says 92p of every pound collected will help transform the life of someone affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction or loneliness and despair.
A Salvation Army spokesman said: "I am very grateful to Yorkshire Cricket Club. They are showing they really care about people in the region who need a bit of love and support."