Coronavirus might have stopped play but this cricket club didn't let that stop them from hosting an 'Alternative Cricket Tea'.

Great Totham Cricket Club took part in the 'Alternative Cricket Tea' initiative by Essex Cricket Club at Bull Meadow in Great Totham.

The club collected food donations to distribute within the community to people who are struggling during the coronavirus lockdown.

Thanks to donations they were able to give 14 extra trays to the Maldon Food Pantry.

Club secretary, Kylie Marks said: "We recognise that this is a time of uncertainty and for some, struggles to provide the basic necessities even in our local communities are very real.

"We appealed to everyone associated with the club and those living in and around Great Totham to donate just one or two items, for example tinned foods, cereals, hand soap, nappies and long-life products, such as milk and fruit juice.

"We were overwhelmed with the support that we received and were delighted to be able to give 14 extra large trays of food to Pastor Rob Sefton of the Maldon Food Pantry.

"Although the current situation has stopped us from training and playing cricket, being a family club we believe it is important to stay connected to the community and were pleased to take part in something that could bring people together while also making a small difference'.