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Harry Potter cast have annual cricket match

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Harry Potter cast have annual cricket match

Matthew Lewis has revealed he and the 'Harry Potter' cast meet up for an annual cricket match.

The 25-year-old actor - who played bumbling Hogwarts student Neville Longbottom in the film franchise - says the actors reunite for a match every August between the fictional student houses Gryffindor and Slytherin to raise money for charity.

When asked if he still sees his castmates, Lewis said: "We try and play a bit of cricket in summer together, in August time, we do it for charity. It's Gryffindor versus Slytherin, I was on Gryffindor obviously, I think we're winning like 3-1 or 4-1, we usually win."

Lewis admits he and the rest of the cast, which included Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, developed very close friendships while making the movies based on J.K. Rowling's book series.

He and the other stars are always in touch, but Lewis admits it can be tough for them to meet up as much as they would like because of their work commitments.

During an interview on 'Lorraine', Lewis revealed: "I got the role at 10, we started filming when I was 11 and at the last premiere I was 21, so it was about 10 years of my life. I've been so fortunate being involved in a project like that. I was a huge fan of the books and then to work with the acting talent on those movies was a real privilege for me.

"It's tricky (meeting up) because everyone is around the world doing different things, but I saw Emma Watson just the other week and we were chatting about all the HeForShe stuff she's doing with the UN, which is incredible I'm so proud of her for doing it. So we were catching up."