TWO of Scoresby-Ferndale Cricket Club's long-time players have faced a battle beyond cricket over the past year.
Magpies favourite sons Paul Ormond and Clint Williams have fought battles with cancer and while club vice-president Evan Brookes is happy to report they are on the road to recovery, the club wanted to do something to support the pair.
The Magpies will host a charity Twenty20 cricket match at Scoresby Recreation Reserve this Sunday to raise money for the Peter Mac Foundation.
The day will include a backyard style, all-in cricket match about 2pm, then a full Twenty20 match between a team selected by Ormond and Williams and the Melbourne Eagles, a specialist Twenty20 side, is expected to start at about 5pm.
Brookes said the Magpies hoped to see plenty of people come out and support the day, which requires a gold coin donation for entry and will feature other entertainment and activities.
"We wanted to do something to give back to them so we asked whether they would like us to have a charity game in their honour," Brookes said.
"They asked we donate to Peter Mac because that was who took them for their care and treatment."
Brookes said both players were on the mend and active club members but were not back playing cricket.
The charity match will be at Scoresby Recreation Reserve, Stud Road, Scoresby, this Sunday with festivities starting at 2pm.