Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis Compete for Charity Cricket Cup

Harry Potter actors Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) revived their Gryffindor and Slytherin rivalries today, and it was all in the name of a charitable cause!

Earlier in the week, Matthew and Tom exchanged cryptic tweets on the subject, leading many to speculate what, exactly, the actors were planning:

Even J.K. Rowling herself weighed in:

As it turns out, the Gryffindor vs. Slytherin match wasn’t a Quidditch one after all, as Tom revealed when he tweeted a follow-up message to proclaim that Slytherin had won:

Instead, it was the David Holmes Cricket Cup, a charity event to benefit the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) that has been held annually since 2009. The event’s two cricket teams are known as Gryffindor and Slytherin, making it fitting that they should have Matthew Lewis and Tom Felton joining in.

Both actors have played in the David Holmes Cricket Cup before, as have other members of the Harry Potter cast. (In fact, Daniel Radcliffe and Tom Felton served as the captains of Gryffindor and Slytherin, respectively, in 2009 and 2010.) Last year’s Cricket Cup also saw a win for the Slytherin team.

Regardless of where your loyalties lie when it comes to the rivalry between Gryffindor and Slytherin, any win for charity is a win in our book! Congratulations to team Slytherin!

For more information on the David Holmes Cricket Cup, you can visit its website here.

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