Harry Potter and Downton Abbey stars join England internationals at Hampstead Cricket Club’s celebrity match

Hampstead Cricket Club charity cricket match 15.09.13. Cricketers including Tom Smith (Gloucestershi

Hampstead Cricket Club charity cricket match 15.09.13. Cricketers including Tom Smith (Gloucestershire), England vetran John Emburey, England ladies Danielle Wyatt, Sky Sports commentator Matt Floyd, and actors Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series) and Allen Leech (Tom Branson in Downton Abbey) line up with match commentator Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton on 15.09.13. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Stars of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were joined by ex-England internationals at a cricket club’s annual celebrity fundraiser.

Hampstead Cricket Club, in Lymington Road, West Hampstead, raised £1,300 at the season finale event on Sunday, despite some wet weather.

Now in its fifth year, the match was organised by Downton Abbey star and club chairman Jim Carter.

He was joined by his wife Imelda Staunton and her fellow Harry Potter star Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy, as well as Downton Abbey colleague Allen Leech – who Mr Carter said was “not much of a cricketer but good fun”.

The sporting celebrities included former England internationals John Emburey and Robert Key, current England women’s team player Danielle Wyatt and Sky Sports commentator Matt Floyd.


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Mr Carter, who lives in West Hampstead, said: “It was a nice event – it’s as near as you can get to a village fete in the heart of London, all our neighbours come as well.

“Everyone was huddled on the boundary despite the weather and it was a great atmosphere. The Dunkirk spirit kicked in.”

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