Thousands expected to see Flintoff at Stamford cricket extravaganza

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THE excitement is building for Stamford’s biggest ever cricket match.

More than 2,500 fans are set to turn out to see the Dean Headley Invitation XI take on the Professional Cricketers’ Association England Masters which will include Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, David Lloyd aka Bumble, Herschelle Gibbs and many other former international stars at Stamford School on Friday, July 27.

Former England bowler turned Stamford School cricket coach Headley is expecting it to be a superb day for all involved and urged people to go along on the day as tickets will be available on the gate.

The entrance is in St Paul’s Street and the gates open at 9am and the fun starts with a children’s Kwik Cricket tournament at 10am.

Food and drink vendors will then open at 12pm, before the main event starts at 2pm.

The game is scheduled to finish at 5.30pm when there will be opportunities to grab autographs and enter raffles.

Tickets will be sold on the gates at a cost of £5 for under 12s, £10 for teenagers (13 to 18 years) and £15 for adults.

People are being discouraged to take in picnics due to limited space at the ground.

The weather forecast for the day is cloudy with few showers but fingers will be crossed the rain stays away.

Follow events during the day on Twitter, using the hashtag #masterscricket. Mercury reporter Aaron Frank and photographer Oliver Wilson will be there throughout the day. Keep an eye on the Mercury website. for reports, pictures and video.