A VILLAGE cricket club has bowled over a children's hospice charity by presenting it with a cheque for more than £13.500.

Ged Montgomery from Julia's House visited Potterne Cricket Club to receive the cheque from chairman Fred Kerley and other members and to thank the club for its efforts.

Mr Kerley said the cash was raised from a variety of money making events during 2017 including those held at the club and others undertaken by members.

A raffle which ran throughout the year raised more than £3,000 and a large sum also came from a sponsored bike ride by twins Dean and Steven House and friend Mark Roach, 28, who cycled from Manchester United's Old Trafford Ground back to Potterne.

Fundraising is continuing in 2018 and the club will split the proceeds between Julia's House in Devizes, Dorothy House in Winsley and Cannons House respite care home in Devizes.

A quiz is to be held at Potterne Village Hall tomorrow (Fri), six members will take part in the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday and a car boot sale and car wash is to be held at the club on April 15 with sellers allowed from 8am and buyers from 9am. A ball will be held in a marquee at the club on August 24.