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England cricket stars at John Fretwell

Posted onPosted on 21st Jul
England cricket stars at John Fretwell

A TEAM of England cricket legends are playing a special T20 game at Welbeck Colliery CC on 29th August.

Owais Shah, Steve Harmison, Mark Ramprakash, Paul Nixon, Alex Tudor Shaun Udal, Dean Headley, Neil Fairbrother, Matthew Maynard and Jason Gallian will play for the England side.

They will take on a Welbeck side drawn from a mixture of first teamers, youngsters and guest players at the John Fretwell Complex on Sookholme Road.

Events will run from noon and include a junior kwik cricket tournament, corporate hospitality, a disco and live entertainment.

The day, sponsored by Greene King, has been organised with the help of the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) and all proceeds will be invested back into the Warsop Sporting Trust, the not-for-profit organisation which runs the community complex.

“To have a player at Welbeck such as Steve Harmison, who we all remember for helping England win the Ashes back for the first time in 18 years, is a huge honour,” said John Fretwell, who financed the building of the complex, which first opened in 2006.

Welbeck hosted a similar event against a PCA Masters side last summer where more than 1,000 spectators attended.

The host side will be captained by Robert French and the five other home players selected are Andrew Marchant, David Hunt, Jono Ball, Richard Stroh and Riecko Parker-Coles.

Drafted in as guests from other clubs are David Willcock (Blidworth), Louis Sprigg (Clipstone), Martin Weightman (Clifton), Matt New (Mansfield Hosiery Mills) and Nick Langford (Cuckney).

“To get the opportunity to test yourself against the likes of Simon Jones, whose swing bowling terrorised the Aussies on the 2005 Ashes is absolutely brilliant,” said wicket-keeper Hunt, who played in the corresponding match last summer.

“I’m also looking forward to taking on the likes of Shaun Udal and Jason Gallian for the first time, and it’s great to see people like Dean Headley and Neil Fairbrother back at Welbeck once again.

“The Invitational side is a strong line-up, so we should be able to give the England Legends a run for their money, just as we did last year, and make it an exciting game to watch.”

Tickets — adults £5 in advance (£7 on the day), 11 to seven-year-olds £3 (£5 on the day) and under 11s free — and corporate hospitality details are available by calling 01623 847468 or emailing [email protected]