Strictly Come Dancing champ Mark Ramprakash set to lead the line-up at Stamford Masters match

Mark Ramprakash in action for England. Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images.
Mark Ramprakash in action for England. Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images.

He’s lit up the dancefloor and cricket fields around the world and now he’s set to entertain the crowds in Stamford.

Former England batsman and BBC Strictly Come Dancing champion Mark Ramprakash will be the star of the show when the PCA England Masters return to Stamford School on July 26.

Alex Tudor in action for England. Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images.

Alex Tudor in action for England. Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images.

The former cricketing star, who retired last year having scored 100 centuries, will also be joined by fast bowler Alex Tudor and all-rounder Adam Hollioake to take on an Australian Masters XI in the match which is being billed as the Stamford Cinders - this summer’s alternative Ashes.

The Twenty20 match is being organised by former England bowler and Stamford School coach Dean Headley.

Dean said: “Ramps was such a special player with an amazing technique. And his popularity, especially with the ladies, rose when he won Strictly Come Dancing.

“I’m sure he’ll put on a great show for the crowds.”

Adam Hollioake in action for England. Photo by Getty Images.

Adam Hollioake in action for England. Photo by Getty Images.

Dean is currently assembling the Australian team which is set to be announced next month.

The day will also feature a children’s Kwik Cricket competition, interactive cricket roadshow the ECB Cricket Factory, Leicester Tigers’ roadshow vehicle The Maul, as well as food and drink stalls.

Tickets for the match are now on sale and are available by visiting stamfordcinders.co.uk