Cricket stars to come out in summer

STAR TURN: Waitrose Sudbury manager Patricia Blair and Sudbury Cricket Club president Ted Clarkson with two signed England cricket bats, which are set to go under the hammer to fund the day
STAR TURN: Waitrose Sudbury manager Patricia Blair and Sudbury Cricket Club president Ted Clarkson with two signed England cricket bats, which are set to go under the hammer to fund the day
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A star-studded XI are set to play at Sudbury Cricket Club this summer, after the Talbots announced they have secured a reunion match with celebrity side The Lord’s Taverners.

In recent times, the big-draw tourists — who play to carry out charity work — have fielded international cricketers such as Mike Gatting, Alastair Cook, Graham Roope, Paul Nixon and Younis Ahmed, as well as television stars Charles Dale, Frazer Hines, Chris Tarrant and Lorraine Chase.

It follows on from the recent announcement that Sudbury have signed next year’s Suffolk captain Tom Huggins— a Level 4 coach from nearby higher-league Bury St Edmunds — and will merely add to the anticipation of the new season at Friars Street.

The club are set to entertain 200 in their marquee for lunch for the prestigious match with The Lord’s Taverners, and expect up to another 300 spectators on the day for what their club president Ted Clarkson hopes will be a real family occasion.

“We look forward to welcoming The Lord’s Taverners to Sudbury next July,” said Clarkson. “It will be the third visit of the charity, which does a fantastic job supplying sporting equipment for disadvantaged and disabled children.

“I hope their Celebrity XI will attract a large crowd eager to see some cricket legends, and enjoy a family day out in the sunshine.”

The match, which was launched at Waitrose in 
Sudbury, already has a main sponsor in Long Melford company ALT Training and is also supported by Waitrose, Porsche Centre Colchester, Jonathan Lambert Fine Jewellers and The Travel and Leisure Group.

For further information, please contact club president Ted Clarkson by emailing clarkson@waitrose.com