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Ponting handed Altrincham shares

Ricky Ponting
Ponting is the leading run scorer in the history of Australian Test cricket

Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has become a shareholder at Altrincham FC, before attending a Manchester United friendly at Moss Lane.

The Australian cricket captain is to attend the Robins' pre-season friendly against a United XI on Tuesday.

Chairman Geoff Goodwin, the Australian team bus driver, has given Ponting 500 shares in recognition of the batting legend's help in club fundraising.

He said: "Ricky has become a very good friend and I'll be proud he's there."



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