Residents bowled over by DCCC visit

Residents bowled over by DCCC visit

Residents bowled over by DCCC visit

Residents at a care home in Washington were bowled over when two Durham Country Cricket Club first team players and the home’s ambassador, Simon Weston, visited them for an opening day.

Durham County Cricket’s stars, Brydon Carse and George Harding joined St Martins Care home ambassador and Falklands war hero, Simon Weston, where they met residents at St Martins Care Washington Manor home and enjoyed a game of table-top cricket.

St Martins Care operates six care homes across the north-east region, spanning from Teesside up to Newcastle. St Martins Care Washington Manor is a purpose-built care home providing expert Residential and Dementia person centred care  in a friendly, modern and comfortable environment.

Residents were given the chance to enjoy a game of table-top cricket with the first-team stars and Simon. Durham Country Cricket Club Foundation has a range of programmes to support people in the community. Its 50 Not Out project delivers activities to support the over 50s while its Sportability programme is a pan-disability sports club.

Simon Weston said: “Although I tended to be a rugby man, it was a delight to get the chance to play cricket with the residents of Washington Manor and players from Durham County Cricket Club.”

Sarah Swinney, Partnerships Manager at Durham County Cricket Club said “Our Foundation is pleased to be supporting St Martins Care. It’s great to be able to join the residents and have such a good time together.”