HE has scored more than 10,000 runs and taken more than 300 wickets.

Sean ‘Slug’ Ervine has become a Hampshire legend during his 11-year career at The Ageas Bowl.

In his first season alone, in 2005, he scored centuries in the semi-final and final to help the club win the C&G Trophy – their first silverware for 13 years.

Now the county’s limited-overs captain, who was named 2015 Capital FM Clubman of the Year, has teamed up with hundreds of ladies to help raise cash for poorly children.

He has put on a charity fashion show and ladies’ lunch at the Ageas Bowl for Naomi House children’s hospice in Sutton Scotney and the Piam Brown children’s ward at Southampton General Hospital.

It comes as part of the batsman’s benefit year in celebration of his contribution to the club.

The year will feature a calendar of fundraising events for his two chosen causes.

Hundreds of ladies joined Sean and his Hampshire teammate Tino Best at the red carpet fashion event hosted by Franny Benali’s daughter Kenzie and TV sports presenter Michael Kurn to get a glimpse of the latest summer styles.

They were treated to champagne and canapes while browsing a range of fashion stalls ahead of a lunch and catwalk show put on and choreographed by Mandy Bransgrove, wife of club chair Rod, and dancer and model Lisa Shaw.

Former West Indies fast bowler Tino and a team of 19 other models showed off the latest designs by Sakks Menswear, Devernois, Bergman and Brown, At Last Boutique and Wool and The Gang.

Sean said: “The event was really well received and it was great to see the home of Hampshire cricket dressed a little differently for the afternoon.

“Everyone seemed thoroughly entertained and it was fantastic to raise some much-needed funds for Naomi House and the Piam Brown Ward – two charities that are very close to my heart.

“Hopefully all of the benefit year events this year will be just as successful.”

  • For more information about Sean’s fundraisers, including his upcoming events, visit seanervine2016.com.

Cash raised through Sean’s benefit year will help Naomi House continue supporting terminally ill children and their families.

It will also help the Piam Brown Ward which treats children and teenagers with cancer and health conditions related to the blood disorders.