A LOCAL autism charity is set to host a fundraising match at Chirk Cricket Club this June, to raise money for further support.

Your Space, an autism charity that covers north east Wales and north Shropshire, is hosting a T20 fundraising cricket match at Chirk Cricket Club, in Holyhead Road, on Sunday, June 25.

The match will be between a Chirk XI and The Metronomes - a travelling cricket club who hail from far and wide to fundraise for autism.

Your Space fundraiser Andrew Edwards said: “On a personal level, it will be wonderful to mix two of my passions in life, cricket and Your Space.

“I have been working on organising this event since last year.”


The Metronomes was founded by husband and wife Michael and Bex Coleman from Northumberland, who have children on the autism spectrum.

Mr Edwards continued: “Without the assistance and enthusiasm of Michael Coleman from The Metronomes, who has answered my hundreds of messages immediately, our sponsors, Suzanne Newall from Chirk AAA Club, and Tim Flack from Chirk Cricket Club for allowing us to use Holyhead Road for the day, the event would not go ahead.

 “I am so looking forward to meeting The Metronomes as they seem like a great bunch of people who share my personal and Your Space’s values regarding inclusion and understanding of those on the spectrum in society.”

For their first match on Monday, August 1, 2022, The Metronomes played Spen Victoria Cricket Club.

One of The Metronomes team that day is a current Brazilian female cricket international.

They raised £3,750 from this partly due to a popular online cricket memorabilia auction that contained items from many legends of the sport both past and present, including current England and Wales test stars.

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 Mr Edwards added: “Ourselves at Your Space would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for the event.”

Some of their sponsors include Anise Wrexham, Allington Hughes, Caffi Wylfa (Chirk), Daulby Read, Disability Cricket Podcast, Owens Cricket, Blades Gents Barbers Wrexham, and Jamie Ward Traditional Family Butchers.