Action on and off the pitch. Pictures: Paul Tibbs

An annual cricket match held in memory of a West Norfolk man raised £2,100 with action on and off the pitch.

Friends and family gathered for the fourth annual Mark Redhead Memorial Cup at Grimston Cricket Club last Sunday.

Mr Redhead, a life-long member of the club, died in 2018 aged 43 following a seven-year battle with cancer and the match was started to keep his memory alive.

The community event, sponsored by close friend Nick Carter, of CSS, saw Grimston first team go head-to-head with the Mark Redhead XI.

There was also a barbecue, inflatables, a bar and games to keep families entertained and all the money raised will be used for club upgrades.

Former North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham attended and Mr Redhead’s family thanked everyone who supported the event.

It was a close game, with Grimston bowled out for 110, the Mark Redhead XI fell short by just 10 runs in the final over.