THE Trevallyn and Riverside cricket clubs have presented a cheque to the Red Cross for $6700 which will go towards the Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal.
The two clubs jointly raised the money at their state Twenty20 match at Trevallyn on January 10.
The clubs organised a major raffle with prizes donated, including a Mike Hussey-signed bat and ball from the Commonwealth Bank and a Cricket Tasmania-signed Sheffield Shield shirt plus contributions from about 30 businesses.
Launceston's PYCSAM gym donated memberships and The Prickly Cactus, WHK Accountants, O'Keefe's Hotel, ADG Laboratories, Hudson's Coffee and JBC SportsPower all donated $5 for every four hit and $10 for every six - a total of $315 each which was matched by the two clubs.
Trevallyn Cricket Club also donated half of the barbecue and bar profits from the night.
"We were absolutely thrilled with that effort," Riverside Cricket Club coach Darren Simmonds said.
"I contacted Trevallyn president Alby Letter to see what we could do to raise some money at the game for the people affected by the bushfires.
"We contacted some local businesses and worked hard on the raffle and from that we were able to come up with raising that figure.
"We thought that a cricket game between two neighbouring clubs in the Launceston municipality was a great platform to raise money for the appeal and every person we asked was very generous."
Simmonds said about 400 spectators turned out to watch the game and he praised Trevallyn for its efforts in hosting the game."I know both clubs are proud to have put that together and to have raised that amount of money," he said.