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CRICKET UNITES BEHIND CHARITY AUCTION

CRICKET UNITES BEHIND NATIONAL CHARITY AUCTION

Signed shirts from England internationals Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jack Leach, and an AB de Villiers hand signed bundle of merchandise are amongst the lots in an online charity cricket auction supported by all 18 first class counties in partnership with the ECB, PCA and MCC.

A catalogue of 62 lots are now open for bidding HERE, where cricket fans can also secure international match hospitality experiences at Lord’s, Kia Oval, Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, Emerald Headingley and Emirates Old Trafford.

Glamorgan, Leicestershire and Derbyshire have offered unique coaching sessions with their professional players and coaches and Sussex CCC have gone one step further by offering the use of their ground for a T20 fixture.

Middlesex Cricket's two auction lots are as follows:

LOT 18 - Signed AB de Villiers bundle - South African legend AB de Villiers hand signed bundle includes a Nike Middlesex T20 shirt, limited edition #11 ABD mini-bat and two signed colour prints, all signed by Ab de Villiers himself.

LOT 19 - Lord’s Vitality Blast Hospitality Experience - Full hospitality for four at a Middlesex Vitality Blast match at Lord’s in 2021.

All proceeds from Middlesex's two lots will be donated to The Felix Project and The Ruth Strauss Foundation.

The auction forms part of the Together Through This Test campaign, cricket’s co-ordinated response to Covid-19 that seeks to highlight initiatives across the professional and amateur game.

All donors have nominated a charitable cause to receive the proceeds from their lots.

“The way that cricket has come together throughout this crisis has been heart-warming, and the ECB's Together Through This Test campaign, launched yesterday, has gone a long way to showcasing the great work that the game has collectively done to support those in need," said Middlesex Cricket's Head of Marketing and Communications, Steven Fletcher.

“This charity auction, organised by our friends at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is yet another example of how the counties and the key stakeholders in the game are working together in these difficult times, with every single county being joined by the MCC, ECB and PCA in contributing lots and nominating causes that mean something to them. Our thanks go to all at Trent Bridge for launching this brilliant initiative."

"We hope that cricket fans will find a compelling reason to bid, knowing that the proceeds will be donated to causes deserving of the game’s support.”

Trent Bridge sponsors John Pye Auctions are supporting the initiative by waiving all fees and commissions and will host the lots on their secure online auction platform.

“When Trent Bridge approached us about discussing a national effort to raise money for good causes, we were happy to collaborate and put our full support immediately behind it,” said John Pye’s Business Development Director, Sheldon Miller.

“We have long been committed to raising funds for worthy causes and we feel it’s important that those who have provided items for the auction have had the opportunity to select a specific charity that’s particularly meaningful to them.

“We have waived all our auction fees and commissions to ensure 100% of all monies from winning bids benefit those charities.

“The way the cricket family has pulled together to support the initiative is typical of the togetherness to which we have become accustomed since our involvement in the sport began in 2015.”

All lots are now open for bidding and can be viewed HERE

Details of all lots available in the national charity cricket auction

LOT 1 Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club ultimate ticket package; hospitality for two at day three of England’s Test Match against India at Trent Bridge in 2021, two tickets for England’s 2021 England v Pakistan IT20 at Trent Bridge and full membership for two including access to all domestic fixtures in 2021. Proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

LOT 2 Nottinghamshire cricketers’ golf package; A four-ball with England international Jake Ball and Nottinghamshire Captain Steven Mullaney at Rushcliffe Golf Club & a four-ball with England international Alex Hales and fan-favourite Luke Fletcher at The Nottinghamshire. Proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

LOT 3 Stuart Broad signed and framed print; Limited edition print commemorating Stuart Broad’s 2011 Test Hattrick at Trent Bridge. A3 framed and hand-signed by Stuart Broad. Limited edition of just 100, this is individually numbered ‘9 of 100’. Proceeds from this lot will be donated to Guru Nanak’s Mission, a local charity working to provide hot meals to homeless, sheltered and vulnerable people in Nottingham.

LOT 4 Notts Outlaws adidas supporters’ package: A 2021 Notts Outlaws family season ticket for four with adidas match shirts. Proceeds from this lot will be donated to Guru Nanak’s Mission, a local charity working to provide hot meals to homeless, sheltered and vulnerable people in Nottingham.

LOT 5 Emirates Old Trafford Test Match Hospitality Package; Full hospitality for two at Emirates Old Trafford for the England vs India Test Match in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust and Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

LOT 6 Emirates Old Trafford Vitality Blast Tickets With Behind The Scenes Tour; Pair of tickets to a Vitality Blast match (excluding Yorkshire) at Emirates Old Trafford in 2021, including a guided tour of the Players’ facilities and Media Centre. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust and Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

LOT 7 Lancashire Signed Bat; A bat signed by the entire Lancashire County Cricket Club squad. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the North Cumbria University Hospital NHS Trust and Lancashire Cricket Foundation.

LOT 8 Surrey County Cricket Club Bundle; Pair of tickets for the Kia Oval Test in 2021 to include guided tour of the Media and Broadcast Centre, a signed Surrey CCC playing shirt and a copy of the Surrey 175th anniversary book signed by Alec and Micky Stewart.

LOT 9 Lord’s Test Match Hospitality For Two; On day 3 of the England v India Test Match, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will host two lucky guests as VIPs for a very special experience at the Home of Cricket. Before start of play, you’ll be invited to explore the wonder of the famous Lord’s Pavilion, before stepping out on to the hallowed turf and followed by a private tour of the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre. You’ll enjoy the remainder of the day in one of the best seats in the house, enjoying the experience of MCC’s outstanding hospitality facilities. Proceeds from this auction will be donated to the MCC Foundation.

LOT 10 Leicestershire County Cricket Club Coaching Masterclass For Six; A coaching session for a group of six at Grace Road led by Paul Nixon, Phil Defreitas and Tom Smith.

LOT 11 Opportunity to be a member of the Bears playing squad for a T20 Blast match in 2021; Join the players on the pitch to watch the warm-ups and coin toss, tour of the dressing room area, sit in the dugout with the players during the match. You’ll be given a Bears shirt along with four match tickets for family and friends. All proceeds donated to the NSPCC and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charities.

LOT 12 Warwickshire County Cricket Club ultimate package: This lot includes access to the two of the biggest days in the cricketing calendar at Edgbaston Stadium with all proceeds donated to the NSPCC and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charities. The winning bidder will receive two fully-inclusive hospitality places for Vitality Blast Finals Day 2021 at Edgbaston, two tickets for England vs Sri Lanka IT20 in 2021 at Edgbaston, four tickets to Edgbaston Fireworks Extravaganza and a signed Bears Shirt.

LOT 13 Emerald Headingley Hospitality Experience; Four tickets to include hospitality with complimentary food & drinks for day two of the Headingley Test Match between England and India in 2021. All proceeds to be donated to NHS Charities Together.

LOT 14 Yorkshire County Cricket Club Signed Bat; A Cricket bat signed by the YCCC first team squad. NHS Charities Together.

LOT 15 Glamorgan Cricket Masterclass with Mark Wallace; A wicket-keeping coaching session with Mark Wallace at Sophia Gardens. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Citizen – supporting efforts to fight food poverty in Wales.

LOT 16 Glamorgan Cricket Masterclass with Matthew Maynard; A batting coaching session with Matt Maynard at Sophia Gardens. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Citizen – supporting efforts to fight food poverty in Wales.

LOT 17 Glamorgan Cricket Masterclass with Steve Watkin; A fast-bowling coaching session with Steve Watkin at Sophia Gardens. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Citizen – supporting efforts to fight food poverty in Wales.

LOT 18 Signed AB de Villiers bundle; South African legend AB de Villiers bundle includes a signed Nike Middlesex T20 shirt, signed mini-bat and two signed colour prints. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to The Felix Project and The Ruth Strauss Foundation.

LOT 19 Lord’s Vitality Blast Hospitality Experience; Full hospitality for four at a Middlesex Vitality Blast match at Lord’s in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to The Felix Project and The Ruth Strauss Foundation.

LOT 20 Jack Leach’s match-worn England Test Shirt; Signed England Test Match shirt donated by Jack Leach. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Love Musgrove – the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital.

LOT 21 Limited edition Somerset Kukri NHS Shirt; Somerset County Cricket Club’s special edition shirt designed by Tom Clarke. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Love Musgrove – the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital.

LOT 22 Millichamp & Hall cricket bat signed by Jack Leach; Hand-signed bat from renowned bat makers Millichamp and Hall. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Love Musgrove – the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital.

LOT 23 Signed Ben Stokes Durham Vitality Blast Shirt; Player-issue Durham T20 shirt personalised for Ben with his name and squad number, hand-signed by the man himself. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Chance To Shine.

LOT 24 Signed England Test Shirt; A framed playing shirt signed by the full England squad from the England v Pakistan Test Series 2018.

LOT 25 Signed England Cricket Bat; Bat hand-signed by the full squad from the England v India Test Series 2018.

LOT 26 Signed England Cricket Bat; Bat hand-signed by the full squad from the England v Sri Lanka Test Series 2016.

LOT 27 Signed England Cricket Bat; Bat hand-signed by the full squad from the England v Pakistan IT20 2016.

LOT 28 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Vitality Blast Season Ticket; Vitality Blast season ticket valid for entry to all Northants Steelbacks home games in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to NHS Charities Together.

LOT 29 Signed Worcestershire County Cricket Club bat; Cricket bat hand-signed by the entire Worcestershire County Cricket Club squad. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester.

LOT 30 Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Hospitality Experience; Hospitality for ten guests at a domestic Gloucestershire Cricket match at Bristol County Ground in 2021. This lot also includes a limited-edition, squad-signed 150th Anniversary Brochure (the only one in existence at present) and a squad-signed 150th anniversary playing kit. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Borderlands, which helps the disadvantaged and marginalised, focusing on asylum seekers, refugees and those with insecure immigration status, primarily within the Bristol area.

LOT 31 Signed England Men’s 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Bat; Be the envy of all your friends with this limited-edition autograph bat signed by all of Eoin Morgan’s victorious England men’s 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup squad. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the PCA Benevolent Fund.

LOT 32 A 30-minute Q&A for a junior club team / section with an England men’s and England women’s player over Zoom; Ever wondered what an England cricketer eats for breakfast, what their favourite shot is or how they mentally prepare to play international cricket? All your questions answered by two of England’s finest players over video conferencing platform Zoom. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Lord’s Taverners.

LOT 33 Four tickets to an England men’s Test Match in 2021; Watch the action unfold live alongside your friends and family with these four tickets to an England men’s Test Match next summer. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

LOT 34 A 60-minute training session for two with the England women’s team in 2021; Get ready to be put through your paces by Heather Knight and the rest of the England women’s squad during this 60-minute training session at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Chance to Shine.

LOT 35 City break and wine tasting for two in Barcelona; This amazing experience, kindly donated by Quaff Wine Merchant in partnership with Raventos Codorníu, includes two nights in Barcelona, return flights, hotel accommodation, £100 spending money and a private tour for two people at the Codorníu winery in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. Your visit to the Codorníu winery will see you go on an exciting journey into the origins of cava, which includes a tour around the gardens and winery, learn about the history and heritage of the Codorníu family and how cava is made. Once completed you will enjoy lunch at the winery with cava tasting for two people. The trip will take place in 2021 at a mutually convenient time. Ahead of your trip in 2021 you will be sent a wine case which will include six bottles from among Raventos Codorníu’s iconic wineries, shipping to UK address only. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 36 Play your own T20 at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove; Opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Hove in the summer of 2021. This item includes use of the ground for a T20 match, changing facilities, cash bar and post match food for 26 people (players plus umpires and scorers). Date to be agreed with Sussex Cricket in line with pitch availability dictated by the 1st and 2nd XI fixture schedules, dates usually available in February/March 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 37 Jofra Archer signed limited edition T20 jumper; Limited edition Sussex Sharks jumper, made in preparation for the match against Gloucestershire in aid of Grief Encounter supporting former Shark, Tom Smith. As Jofra did not play in the match he has signed and donated his match day jumper. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 38 Alex Carey match worn signed T20 shirt; Sussex Sharks overseas star from 2019, Alex Carey, has kindly donated a signed, match worn, T20 playing shirt from last season. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 39 Golf with Sussex CCC Cricketers; Fancy taking on Sussex CCC bowlers Danny Briggs and Stuart Meaker in a round of golf? This is your opportunity! You and one other can make up a four-ball with Danny and Stuart at Mid Sussex Golf Club. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 40 Signed pair of Ben Brown's wicket keeping gloves; Sussex CCC club captain, Ben Brown, has kindly donated a brand new signed pair of Gray Nicolls Oblivion Stealth wicket keeping gloves. These are no normal set of wicket keeping gloves, these are Ben's own pair which he was set to use in the 2020 season. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 41 Become a Winemaker for the day – wine tour, tasting and making for up to six; Become a Winemaker for the day! An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Ridgeview for up to six people. Kindly donated by Ridgeview Wine Estate this amazing prize offers six people the opportunity to see first-hand how Simon Roberts, Head Winemaker, crafts their award-winning wines…..then have a go at blending a wine yourself! This truly is a unique opportunity and includes a full behind the scenes private tour, tasting and lunch, providing wine lovers a first-hand insight into the process behind one of Sussex’s best-loved sparkling wines which have been enjoyed at 10 Downing Street and various Royal occasions. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 42 Hospitality box for ten with inclusive beer and curry for a Sussex Sharks T20 in 2021Private box for ten at a Sussex Sharks T20 match in 2021, kindly donated by Kingfisher. Be pitch side to watch the Sussex Sharks in action from the comfort of your own private box in 2021! This amazing prize includes a pre-match curry served within the box and inclusive Kingfisher beer! A great way to entertain clients or enjoy a special occasion with friends and family. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 43 Signed Celtic FC Shirt; Celtic FC home shirt signed by the first team from the 2019/20 season. Kindly donated by Celtic's main club sponsor, Dafabet. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 44 Signed Norwich City FC Shirt; Norwich City FC home shirt signed by the first team from the 2019/20 season. Kindly donated by Norwich's main club sponsor, Dafabet. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 45 Signed Fulham FC Shirt; Fulham FC home shirt signed by the first team from the 2019/20 season. Kindly donated by Fulham's main club sponsor, Dafabet. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 46 Design, own and create your own legacy with a Newbery cricket bat; Regarded by many as one of the best bat makers in the world Newbery Cricket have kindly donated the chance to design, own and create a legacy with your very own handmade Newbery cricket bat. Your journey will begin with a consultation with one of the dedicated team at Newbery as you embark on a unique journey designing your own bat that will be made by hand and eye alone by their master bat maker to your exact specification. Your bat will be made from the premium top 1% of English Grade 1 Willow, as used by professional and international players. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 47 Dinner at a winner of MasterChef: The Professional's restaurant – etch; Enjoy dinner cooked by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards at his restaurant, etch. 'etch.', located in Hove, currently holds a Michelin Plate | 5 Good Food Guide | 3 AA Rosettes and the management have kindly donated a £200 voucher, which will enable you to enjoy a five, seven or nine course tasting menu with friends or family. The philosophy behind 'etch.' is to celebrate local and British produce. Each dish is created using two main ingredients to showcase the fantastic produce provided by their suppliers. Unusually no spice is used (not even pepper) and flavour is increased by reducing and enhancing ingredients to get a purity of taste. This is truly a wonderful dining experience that is not to be missed. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 48 Celebrate in style with Sussex Best Bitter from Harvey's; The pubs may be closed but Harvey's has you covered! Harvey's brewery have kindly donated two five litre kegs of their famous Best Bitter shipped directly to your door (UK only).

Sussex Best Bitter is a superbly balanced bitter with prominent hop character. The brew evolved over decades, satisfying the expectations of the people of Sussex and its adjoining counties. Finest Maris Otter malted barley is supplemented with a dash of Crystal malt for balance. Their hops are a blend of four different local varieties, to give a distinctive hoppy finish. Each keg has a three month shelf life but should be consumed within a week of opening. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 49 A summer of golf at Goodwood; The Goodwood Estate is known worldwide for its motor racing, horse racing and golf. With two championship golf courses you will be hard pushed to find a better golf fix this summer! The Parks and The Downs courses offer differing challenges to golfers of all abilities, the latter listed in the 'top 100' courses within the UK. This ultimate golf package, kindly donated by Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers, provides six rounds of golf for up to two people valid until 30th September 2020. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 50 The ultimate dinner party for six; Private dining experience for six within your home cooked by Sussex Cricket Head Chef, Mickey Bowell. Mickey will come to your home and cook a wonderful three-course meal for you and your guests. All food will be included within the package. A great way to entertain friends or celebrate a special occasion with loved ones. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 51 Hospitality box for ten with lunch and drinks at a County Championship match watching Sussex CCC in 2021; Private box for ten at a day’s play of County Championship cricket watching Sussex CCC at The 1st Central County Ground in 2021, kindly donated by 1st Central. Watch the oldest professional sports team in the world, Sussex CCC, in action from the comfort of your own private box in 2021! This amazing prize includes a two-course lunch, afternoon cake and scones, beer, house wine and soft drinks! A great way to entertain clients or enjoy a special occasion with friends and family whilst enjoying the purest form of the game, a day’s play of County Championship cricket in sunny Sussex. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 52 Overnight stay, dinner, breakfast and spa for two at the luxury Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in Climping; Enjoy an overnight stay for two with dinner, breakfast and full use of the luxurious spa facilities at the Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, the ultimate country escape kindly donated by TSS Facilities. Holding thirty-nine luxurious bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages with an award-winning spa, set in 30 acres of private parkland leading to Climping beach. Sink into a comfortable sofa, warmed by a crackling log fire and let them charm you with their friendly, efficient service. Families and dogs are most welcome and encouraged to roam, exploring the extensive grounds and the beach. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to the Sussex Cricket Foundation.

LOT 53 Kent Cricket Ultimate Vitality Blast Experience;

A table for up to 8 people in a hospitality area at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

Join the Captains at the toss at a Vitality Blast home game.

Receive a signed and framed Vitality Blast shirt, presented by the Club Captain.

Nominate up to four guests to take part in the interval challenge.

Conduct the post-game interview, live on the big screen, and make a presentation to the player of the match.

LOT 54 Kent Cricket 150th Year Bundle;

A pair of tickets for a match day at Kent Cricket.

Meet the Kent Cricket match-day squad.

Receive a signed and framed 150th Commemorative County Championship shirt, presented by the Club Captain.

Kent Cricket’s 150th Commemorative Book, signed by the Kent Cricket squad.

Kent County Cricket Grounds. 150 Years of Cricket Across The Garden of England Book, signed by the authors.

LOT 55 Derbyshire County Cricket Club Coaching & Hospitality Experience

A two-hour coaching session for up to six friends or family members with Derbyshire stars Wayne Madsen, Billy Godleman and Luis Reece. A VIP matchday hospitality experience for six at a Derbyshire Falcons Vitality Blast home game is also included in this lot. All proceeds will be donated to the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity.

LOT 56 IT20 Hospitality & Overnight Stay At The Ageas Bowl; Hospitality for two in a pitch-facing room at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl for the England v Sri Lanka IT20 at the Ageas Bowl in 2021, along with an overnight stay, breakfast and spa access for two at Hilton at the Ageas Bowl’s eforea spa the following day. All proceeds from this lot will support the Hampshire Cricket Foundation and NHS Charities Together.

LOT 57 Golf At Boundary Lakes & Vitality Blast Hospitality; A four-ball at the Ageas Bowl’s golf course - Boundary Lakes - preceded by lunch and followed by hospitality at the Ageas Bowl for four at a Hampshire Vitality Blast match in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will support the Hampshire Cricket Foundation and NHS Charities Together.

LOT 58 Hampshire Vitality Blast Bundle; A pair of 2021 Vitality Blast Passports and two squad-signed Hampshire Vitality Blast shirts. All proceeds from this lot will support the Hampshire Cricket Foundation and NHS Charities Together.

LOT 59 Essex Eagles 12th Man Package; A chance to become part of the squad for a Vitality Blast group match at The Cloudfm County Ground in 2021. You will have the opportunity to join the players for a matchday by being part of pre-match warm-up, attend the coin toss with the Captains, photographs in the dressing room and with the squad, and then watch the game pitch side. You’ll also receive four additional match tickets for family and friends, plus a replica shirt with your own dedicated squad number for the season. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Essex Community Foundation and Supporting Humanity.

LOT 60 Essex County Cricket Club Coaching Session with the Pros; The opportunity for a group of 4 to have a coaching session at The Cloudfm County Ground with Anthony McGrath and Andre Nel in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Essex Community Foundation and Supporting Humanity.

LOT 61 Essex Eagles Vitality Blast Champions Commemorative Bundle; This includes a framed Essex Eagles shirt signed by the 2019 Vitality Blast winning squad, Double Champions Collector’s Edition books and two tickets for a Vitality Blast group match of your choice at The Cloudfm County Ground in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Essex Community Foundation and Supporting Humanity.

LOT 62 Four Tickets (Two Adults & Two Children) To The Hundred Men’s And Women’s Finals Day In 2021; Treat your family to two incredible days out next summer with these four tickets to The Hundred men’s and women’s finals days in 2021. All proceeds from this lot will be donated to NHS Charities Together.


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