Saturday, March 27, 2010
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Park Hall to stage memorial match

PARK Hall will stage a charity memorial match in honour of one of its best-known local footballers, Richard Evans, who died of cancer last year.

Oswestry-based Evans netted a total of 483 goals during a glittering career in mid-Wales football with Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes, Tywyn and Caersws in the 1970s and 1980s.
He also enjoyed spells with Oswestry Town and was a prolific scorer in Sunday League football for both Shrewsbury-based Instones and The Bell of Oswestry.
Now friends of the late Mr Evans (nicknamed Chinky) are staging a match at Park Hall between Manchester City Vets and a Border Counties XI made up of his former team mates.
The game takes place on Sunday April 18 with a 2.30pm kick-off and all proceeds will go to the Bobby Moore Fund For Cancer Research.
Organisers are selling tickets to a three course pre-match lunch with 10-seat tables available at £200.
Graham Jones, a former business and playing colleague of Richard Evans, said: "Tickets are already in big demand for the luncheon, marking the great respect that exists for Richard across a wide area of the Border Counties.
"We are extremely grateful to Mike Harris, owner of The New Saints FC, who has donated a trophy and given use of The Venue free of charge," he added.
Anyone wanting tickets should contact Graham Jones on 01978 359037, Graham Breeze on 01938 553780, Keith Beddoes on 01938 554197 or Den Horton on 01939 290200.
Entrance to the match will be at £3 per adult and £1 per child.
Richard Evans was a partner in the wealth management company of Kerry Evans & Co and at the time of his death was also a director of Technogroup Welshpool FC.