ENGLAND cricketers from the past 30 years will take to Neston Cricket Club’s pitch to help raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity next month.
The Old England team, captained by fast bowling legend John Lever, will take part in a fundraising day at Neston Cricket Club in Parkgate on Thursday, July 26.
The players will play in a match against a Neston Select XI as well as answering questions at a business lunch in the club’s flagship Cranston Suite. Proceeds from the day will go toward the work of North West Cancer Research Fund.
The event has three sponsors – Chester-based telecoms and IT company Pescado, North West accountants DSG and Ellesmere Port-based construction data company Barbour ABI.
John Lever will be joined in the Old England side by players including fellow fast bowlers Paul Jarvis, Richard Ellison and Neal Radford, as well as big-hitting batsman Wayne Larkins.
Neston CC’s Bob Cooke, who is organising the day, said: “This will be the fourth visit by Old England to Neston Cricket Club and we are once again delighted to be supporting such a wonderful cause as North West Cancer Research Fund.
“With three headline sponsors, a sell-out lunch and hopefully a few hundred spectators in the ground, we are hoping to raise our biggest ever total for the charity.”
Old England team manager Jim Parks, himself a former England wicket-keeper, said: “All the players love coming to Neston for this wonderful fixture which raises so much money for cancer research.
“We’ve had some great games during the past three years and we’ll be aiming to entertain the crowd again when we visit in July.”
The game starts at 2pm and entry is payable on the gate. Tickets cost £4 for adults, £2 for children and £10 for a family of two adults and two children.