AN annual festival has raised more than £14,000 for a foundation in memory of a Maldon cricketer.

Rock Up For Randall was held over the bank holiday weekend.

Hundreds of youngsters and their parents came together at Drapers Farm Sports Club in Heybridge to raise money in memory of David Randall.

David, known by many as “Arkle”, died in July 2012 after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was 27.

David was an exceptional cricketer, making his debut for the Maldon first team aged just 13.

He played as a first choice batsman for both Maldon and Essex Cricket throughout the youth ranks from six years old alongside his close friend, patron of the foundation and former England cricket captain, Sir Alastair Cook.

The full day of entertainment started with a Kwik Cricket tournament involving young cricketers from throughout the area.

Live music from Maldon act Six String Makeover supported the day, which included a barbecue.

Sue Randall, David’s mum and secretary of trustees for the foundation, said: “The whole day went brilliantly, we had super weather and lots of people that turned up.

“We are so happy we we were able to raise a total of £14,000 on the day, that money can go to lots of people we can keep helping.

“This is a lovely legacy for David, he was a very modest young man so I always wonder what he would think of what he helped create.”

These photos were taken by Colin Horner.