Good Deeds have recently co-ordinated an interfaith cricket match which proved to be a great success and brought people of different faiths, including; Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Hinduism, and no faith together for a friendly game.
Some of the established teams such as; Indian Warriors and Yorkshire Lions were made up of individuals from particular faiths but some teams such as; Peace CC, included mixed teams from different faiths. Mahbub of Good Deeds reports that the weather was favourable and although the matches were competitive there was good sportsmanship from everyone and lots of
networking and friendships forged, on and off the pitch. As they say in the game, team work makes the dream work!
Rev Heston Groenewold of All Hallows Vicarage, Hyde Park said:
“Thanks from me and the Christians; we were few in number but the warm welcome we received was absolutely wonderful. To celebrate that we have cricket in common was really lovely on Jo Cox weekend when we celebrate communities coming together.”
After the matches the players shared food together and continued the positive atmosphere with plenty of good conversations had and lifelong memories made. Although this match was a one-off Good Deeds are considering hosting another next year so there’s plenty of time to train and prepare if you’d like to join in next time.
There is also a Beeston youth league, led by Sohail Raz of Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, which has been playing each weekend since its launch by Hilary Benn MP at the Dewsbury Road Community Hub on Saturday 15 June. The final will be played at Cross Flatts Park on Sunday 7 July 2019 with the presentation evening at the KMWA Centre, Hardy Street.
Everyone is welcome to come along and share in the celebrations, contact Good Deeds on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!