Cricket legends are on their way to Stamford School

Dean Headley batting for his Invitation XI at last year's Stamford Masters event. Photo Oliver Wilson
Dean Headley batting for his Invitation XI at last year's Stamford Masters event. Photo Oliver Wilson

It’s only a week until a host of cricket stars strut their stuff around Stamford School and the excitement is building for what should be a great day.

Thousands of fans are expected to turnout out for the Stamford Masters event, which takes place at the school on Friday next week, starting at 9am.

The highlight of the day is the Twenty20 spectacular between the PCA England Masters XI, featuring the likes of ex-England stars Mark Ramprakash, Andrew Caddick and Alex Tudor, who will be taking on an All-Star Masters XI, which will include a mix of current and former pros. They include New Zealand all-rounder Andre Adams, South African batsman Ashwell Prince and Sri Lankan wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardene.

The event has been organised by former England bowler and Stamford School coach Dean Headley, who will be playing in the match.

The event will also be doing its bit for charity.

The main sponsors Sytner will be offering a treat for car fans while raising funds for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice appeal.

The company will be bringing along a range of super cars a Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley and two Porsche’s, and people can pay a £1 to have their photo taken sitting in one. The money will be given to the appeal, and Sytner has confirmed it will match the proceeds raised.

The aim of the appeal is to raise £6m to build a new hospice to stand alongside the current building in Peterborough.

The day starts with 12 local children’s cricket teams taking part in a Kwik Cricket competition to battle it out for the Chesterton Humberts Under 10s Cup.

Crowds will be entertained by other activities including interactive cricket roadshow the ECB Cricket Factory, Leicester Tigers’ roadshow vehicle The Maul and a 45-metre inflatable assault course. Local suppliers will also be providing a barbecue and drinks.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Stamford Masters website or call the ticket hotline on 08445 810 741.