A charity cricket match is being held in Eltham to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in memory of a young sportsman from Bickley.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and the Ben Daniels Memorial Fund are hosting the family fun day on September 10, with Kent Spitfires players Calum Haggett and Ivan Thomas.

In 2010, Mr Haggett was identified with a potentially fatal heart condition during a routine screening but he was successfully treated and is now back in the game.

The duo were approached by Paul Daniels, whose 15-year-old son Ben died from an undiagnosed heart condition in March 2011.

The youngster, who was a talented sportsman, died while playing football.

Mr Daniels said: "Cricket was such an important part of Ben’s life, it feels so fitting for us as a family to be joining forces with CRY and Kent County Cricket Club to stage this event in his memory.

"It’s only by working together with schools and sporting groups in our area that we can really spread the word about CRY and its ongoing mission to prevent these tragic – and often preventable – deaths in young people."

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Keen cricketer Ben Daniels died from a heart condition while playing football.

The teams will feature former Kent and England batsman and CRY Patron Rob Key, now a Sky Sports TV pundit, alongside internationals Sam Billings and James Tredwell.

The Ben Daniels Memorial Fund has raised almost £150,000 to support CRY and screening.

As a result of their efforts, about 1,500 local, young people have been tested over five years, in memory of Ben.

Chief Executive of CRY, Dr Steve Cox, said: "Paul’s fundraising support and ongoing awareness work for CRY has been absolutely tremendous and his efforts have helped to fund the screening of hundreds of local people through Ben’s Fund."