Aggers dinner raises £5k plus

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Matlock Town’s first sportsman dinner held at the new sports and social club raised more than £5,000.

BBC Radio’s Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew delivered the after-dinner speech and comedy was provided by Dave Wolfe.

Items auctioned on the night included the chance to play snooker with green baize legend Jimmy White.

Home and away shirts signed by Ross Hannah, who scored a club-record 52 goals for the Gladiators last season, were bought by Brian Startin and then generously donated to the club to be displayed in the boardroom.

Gladiators chairman Tom Wright said: “I was delighted with how the night went. It was a resounding success.

“It was our 37th sportsman’s dinner, but the first one at our new sports and social club.’’