The first international cricket match to be staged in Cornwall takes place this summer during a major new sporting festival.
The Teddington Solar Cornish Cricket Festival, hosted by the Cornish Sporting Club, will include a NatWest women’s one day international – England v India, and a men’s Twenty 20 challenge match – Cornwall v PCA Masters XI.
Organiser, Alan George, from the Cornish Sporting Club, said: “The England v India match is a fantastic coup for Cornwall and we are extremely proud to be hosting the festival. We want to share our passion for cricket with sports fans, families and anyone else who fancies a great day out.”
The women’s match will take place on July 8, while the Cornwall v PCA Masters Eleven will be played on July 5, both games at Truro Cricket Club, in Malpas.
The Masters team will feature a number of high profile former cricket stars including Alex Tudor, Phil DeFreitas and John Emburey, who said: “The PCA Masters have only got about six or seven games in the calendar for the year, so there is always a lot of people who are keen to play.
“Personally I still enjoy playing and with our combined international experience I think we can beat the Cornwall team.”
Businesses can get involved with the festival through match day hospitality, pitch side advertising boards, match programme advertising and sponsorship.
A sporting dinner is also being held on July 6, with special guests including former England rugby union captain Lewis Moody and ex West Ham Utd and Charlton Athletic manager, Alan Curbishley.
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