Cricket legends are set to return to Stamford

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Legends from the world of cricket and rugby will put on a show for the crowds and help raise funds for two worthy causes.

Former England cricketer Dean Headley is busy preparing Sport Bash - a two-day sporting event held at Stamford School on July 25 and July 26.

The event on July 25 will feature a team of cricket legends going head to head against local cricketers in a Twenty20 spectacular in a similar format to the Stamford Masters which has drawn thousands of spectators to the school over the past two years.

The following day will include a team of Leicester Tigers legends trying their hand at cricket against a Northampton Saints legends side for another Twenty20 match.

Friday’s spectacle will raise funds for the Thorpe Hall Hospice appeal, while Saturday’s event will be held in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation.

Dean, who is a coach at the school, is also booking live bands and DJs as the fun and entertainment will run into the evening.

Sport Bash will also include the popular Under 10s Chesterton and Humberts Kwik Cricket Competition, in which young cricketers from clubs around the area will battle it out to take the top prize. Crowds will be entertained by a host of other activities during the day, including interactive cricket road show the ECB Cricket Factory and a bouncy castle, as well as food and drink stalls.

Dean said: “It promises to be another fantastic event for the town and local area.

“We’ve had great sunshine and fantastic cricket at the past two events and we’re hoping for the same again. We’re also supporting two great causes.”

There will be further announcements made in the coming weeks.