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2,000 fans expected at star-studded cricket event in Ramsbottom
MORE than 2,000 fans are expected to turn out for a star-studded day of cricket in Ramsbottom next week.
Ex-England internationals Devon Malcolm and Andy Caddick will join soap stars from Coronation Street to help raise funds for charity, with two quick-fire matches at Acre Bottom, on August 30.
Actors Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt, Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw) and Georgia May Foote (Katy Armstrong) are among those scheduled to take part.
The Professional Cricketers’ Association Masters team, which also includes Paul Nixon, Dean Headley and Neil Fairbrother, will take on Ramsbottom CC 1st XI in a Twenty20 game at 3.15pm.
The actors’ team will play Ramsbottom Traders’ XI, made up of business people from the town, in a 15-over game at 6.15pm.
The Corrie stars got involved after being contacted by actor Graham Hawley, who previously played John Stape in the programme, and is now a member of the Traders’ team.
John Fox, who sits on the Ramsbottom Festival of Cricket committee, said: “Graham has a lot of contacts and they are all coming to play because they want to play at a great cricket club in front of 2,000 people.
“We have heard the Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars are fighting over who will be in the team.”
As well as picking up the cricket bat, the soap stars and cricket legends will spend time meeting fans, and collecting donations for the club, Bury Hospice, and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
Other attractions at the festival include face painting, food stalls, a magician, and a training session for junior cricketers, from 11.30am.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, and £5 for children and pensioners.
They are available from Ramsbottom CC on 01706 822799.
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