Supporting the Mayor’s Cricket Match

In and out for Team Alfie

Several members of staff from Lewis Smith & Co. were drafted in to play cricket on behalf of local charity The Friends of Alfie Johnson on July 1st.

Team Alfie had been invited to participate in the Mayor of Dudley’s charity cricket match at Stourbridge Cricket Club and needed a few extra hands to make up the numbers.  Up-stepped Adam Baldwin, Dan Bayliss and Craig Beale to take their place in the line-up.

Lewis Smith & Co. raising money for local charity

L to R. Back row. Mark Smith (FOAJ), Dan Bayliss, Mayor Mohammed Hanif, Adam Baldwin, Gary Johnson (FOAJ), Mayoress Zabeda Khanam, Ian Marrey (FOAJ). Front row. Craig Beale, Alfie Johnson (himself) and Paul Johnson (FOAJ)

After a rain-delayed start Team Alfie took to the pitch and much to their surprise put in a stunning performance that saw them finish as runners-up.

The match was one of number of fundraisers organised by Mayor Mohammed Hanif.  He has nominated The Friends of Alfie Johnson as one of three charities that he his raising money during his tenure, along with  Diabetes UK – Type 2 Together and Dudley CIL.  The Friends of Alfie Johnson are becoming well known in the Black Country for their work in providing equipment and services to children with disabilities and their carers.

Craig summed it up when he said:

“As a Black Country business we are delighted to support the local community.  This kind of event gives us the opportunity to get out of the office and directly participate.  It’s fun and serious at the same time.”

Lewis Smith & Co. will be announcing more support for The Friends of Alfie Johnson in the coming weeks.  Standby for an announcement soon.

To find out more about Lewis Smith & Co. call us today on 01384 235549 or email today.


Lewis Smith & Co. – Working with Stourbridge businesses.