JM Barrie cricket clash for Peter Pan house

15 03 2011

JM Barrie was a lifelong cricket fan and set up his own team

A celebrity cricket match is being arranged to raise funds to renovate a house which helped to inspire JM Barrie’s story of Peter Pan.

The match will be hosted by Nunholm Cricket Club in Dumfries on 7 June.

Barrie was a keen cricketer and formed his own team of literary friends, called the Allahakbarries.

The match will be used to raise funds for the overhaul of Moat Brae house in Dumfries where Barrie played as a child growing up.

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