Masters tickets to go on sale tomorrow

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IT is less than 100 days until Stamford’s biggest ever cricket match and the excitement continues to grow.

Two further former international cricketers have been added to the bill and tickets are set to go on sale tomorrow.

Former England bowlers Chris Schofield and John Emburey will joining the likes of Devon Malcolm, Paul Nixon, Neil Fairbrother, Gladstone Small and Phil DeFreitas as part of the Professional Cricketers’ Association England Masters XI which will take on a team of local cricketers at Stamford School on July 27.

The teams are being assembled by former England bowler Dean Headley who will captain the Dean Headley Invitation XI made up of players from local leagues.

The day will also include a number of children’s activities, plus beer tents, food stalls and a corporate hospitality marquee, with proceeds going towards the school’s bursary system for the town. The event will also be supporting local suppliers and a number of charities.

Tickets for the event will be on sale from 12.01pm tomorrow at www.englandmastersstamford.co.uk

The first 500 people who purchase tickets will go into a draw for the chance to win a signed England Masters cricket shirt.

Dean, who is also a cricket coach at Stamford School, said: “We are delighted that John Emburey and Chris Schofield are joining us for the match. We are confident that we will be announcing further big household names shortly.

“Everyone that attended the Grappenhall event in Lancashire last year will know what a great day that was but of course it will be much bigger and better here in Stamford.”

Tickets are £15 for adults (18 years and over), £10 for teenagers, £5 for juniors (six to 12 years), and under fives go free.

Corporate tables will also be available from £800 plus VAT, which will feature a four course lunch including wine.

For more information about the event and for tickets visit www.englandmastersstamford.co.uk