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The Matthew Huggett Memorial Cup T20 Cricket Match


​​On Friday 13 July, two Leeds Trinity University teams will compete in a T20 Cricket match in memory of former Leeds Trinity Journalism student, Matthew Huggett.

Matthew, from Essex, sadly passed away in December 2013 when he was just 21. He was diagnosed with Metastatic Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of spinal cancer, which prevented him from completing his Sports Journalism degree.

What's happening?

A mixed staff and alumni team, captained by Journalism lecturer Nigel Green, will be taking on the Leeds Trinity University Student Cricket Club to compete for The Matthew Huggett Memorial Cup.

This is the fifth year Leeds Trinity sports teams have competed against each other in the Matthew Huggett Memorial Cup. In 2014 and 2015 the Men's Rugby League team competed against the Men's Rugby Union team in a Cross Code game. In 2016 and 2017 our staff and alumni played our students in a T20 cricket match which the students won on both occasions. Can the staff and alumni team take the trophy this year?

All money raised from the match will go to support Marie Curie Cancer Care. All are very welcome to attend and support the teams, and charitable contributions can be made on the day.

Journalism lecturer Nigel Green said: "I'm really pleased to be arranging this again. It's good that we will not only be remembering one of our students but also, once again, raising funds for cancer support. While it will be a pretty competitive game, it'll also be an enjoyable day, with the chance to catch up with some of our alumni and enjoy a few drinks after the match."


Friday 13 July 2018
12.00 noon start time


Horsforth Cricket Club, King George's Playing Field, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5SB
Free parking is available

Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome to attend! The bar at the Cricket Club will be open from 4.00pm. 

Want to get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved or if you would like any further information about the match, please email Nigel Green.