FAMOUS faces helped raise thousands of pounds for charity at a village cricket match.

Town legend Andy Booth and newsreader Harry Gration were among the players at Shepley Cricket Club.

Friday’s event raised more than £2,000 which will be split between Help for Heroes and Charlie Mann Meningitis Trust.

Former Yorkshire cricketers Jim Love and Richard Blakey also took part in the Twenty20 game, which was organised by Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell.

He said: “It couldn’t have gone any better, the weather was fantastic and there were hundreds of people in the crowd.”

Tickets to the game cost £3 for adults, and more money was raised through sponsorship and an auction.

Items under the hammer included a cricket shirt signed by Prime Minister David Cameron and two tickets to a Yorkshire match at Headingley.

PICTURE: MP Simon Reevell pictured with the two teams before the big match.

Picture by Peter Cottle (PC010711Ccricket-01)