Lashings cricket: World stars set to pitch in for Bristol charity

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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - The world-famous Lashings cricket team will be in action at Knowle on August 8 with the aim of raising a five-figure sum for the Bristol-based Darren Wright Foundation.

Officials hope that stars of yester-year, such as Gordon Greenidge, Courtney Walsh, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Devon Malcolm will play in the 35-over match.

Lashings will be up against a Foundation team of local players, who have secured their places by raising £250 each for the charity, which was set up by Scott Wright.

The Whitchurch all-rounder was inspired by his older brother Darren, who developed cerebral palsy as a baby, to raise money for families like his own. Scott said: "It's all about giving support to families who have disabled children.

"We would love to hit five figures from the Lashings day... we're praying for the weather!"

A limited number of tables (£600 for ten people) are still available at a corporate lunch that will include a charity auction.

Shop stalls can still be booked on the boundary at Knowle, while other attractions will include face painting, 'crowd catch' prizes, a Formula One simulator and food and drink stalls.

Scott added: "Knowle have given us the ground for free, and I can't thank Dave Millard and Krish Kumar enough for all their help."

The visitors will name their starting line-up closer to the game, but the Foundation team features Ben Lewis, Pete Williams, Steve Brown, Martin Peters and Tom Warren, from Whitchurch, as well as Stuart Turner (Old Elizabethans), Rob Bailey (Stanton Drew), Jake Edmonds (Knowle) and Kumar (Uphill Castle).

Three generations of the Wright family will also be taking part. As well as Scott, his father Ray and son Callum are set to play.

Admission is £1 for adults and free for under-16s. For more details, visit or call Scott on 07502 312834.

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Bristol Civil Service's President's verses Chairman's match could become an annual event.

Jimmy Davies' chairman's XI totalled 229 all out. And Richard Cecil's president's line-up replied with 209-8. The game was part of the Bristol & District club's 60th anniversary celebrations.

Chipping Sodbury will host an under-17 girls' county festival on July 25- 26. The teams competing are Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Buckinghamshire.

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 04:59