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Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club host famous Lashings World XI in T20 fundraiser


By Pete Woodhouse


Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club will be hosting the famous Lashings World XI cricket club on Friday, August 31 with a T20 game.

All money raised will be going towards the building of a new pavilion known locally as the Crockey Project.

Jane Peggs, Crockey Project co-ordinator, said: "This is the first of our three major events of the year. In the two years that the project has been running we raised just over the £250,000 towards a target of £650,000.

Wisbech CC (2436598)
Wisbech CC (2436598)

"A new pavilion will allow the two sports of the club to expand. This will be an excellent opportunity for the local community to come an d have a look at the club and see the plans.”

Lashings CC (2436600)
Lashings CC (2436600)

Lashings have confirmed a host of ex-international players will be attending including Chris Schofield, Martin Bicknell, Wasim Jaffer, Chris Lewis and John Emburey with others to be announced at a later date.

The day will start about 11am with coaching sessions from Lashing players for all youngsters who wish to attend. There will also be a chance to get autographs and selfies with the players.

Crockey Project Wisbech CC (2436602)
Crockey Project Wisbech CC (2436602)

Lunch will be served at around 2pm which will include a three-course meal. There will be 10 tables available with a player from Lashings to lunch with you.

There will be one Platinum table to have lunch with the legendary Henry Blofeld who will also be providing commentary during the game.

During the lunch the marquee will be full of entertainment and music rounding off with an auction of various items. A silent auction for memorabilia, along with raffles will also take place .

The match is due to start at about 4pm with a closing ceremony at about 7.30pm. Entrance to watch the match is free with lots of attractions surrounding the ground so there will be plenty of things to do.

Sponsorship packages are available should local business wish to support the event. Corporate lunch tables are available from Gary Freear 07834 436345 garyfreear21@aol.com with prices starting from £65 per ticket.



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