A VILLAGE cricket club has taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise more than £4,000 for York Against Cancer and the club.

Volunteers and friends from Sheriff Hutton Bridge Cricket Club in Strensall completed the 26 mile walk in a 'respectable' 10.5 hours, picking up sponsorship from fellow walkers along the way.

Fast bowler for the club and also Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Matthew Fisher, said he was 'gutted' to be away with Yorkshire on the day of the hike.

"But from the get-go, the team decided they really wanted to give something back to the community, to say thank you for the support York Against Cancer gave us when my dad passed and for the amazing work they do locally," he said. "They also took the opportunity to raise some funds for our club, to keep the incredible standards of cricket and coaching that they provide for both junior and senior teams and to say thanks to the volunteers and families who put in so many hours of their own time to keep the club going and supporting us."

The funds raised for the club will help to provide new equipment for juniors and seniors.