Lord and Bishop join celebrity in cricket match

CricketMatchLord General Richard Dannatt and the Bishop of Thetford will join TV, sporting and other well-known local figures in a charity cricket match at Norwich Cathedral on June 5.

The Celebrity Charity Cricket match is all set to take place at the Norwich School's beautiful cricket ground, in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral on Sunday June 5.  The aim of the match is to raise funds and awareness for two charities; namely 'Breakthrough Breast Cancer' and a smaller, local charity, 'Keeping Abreast'.
 
Picture the scene, local and national celebrities battling it out on the pitch, marquees, bunting, Pimms, cucumber sandwiches, strawberries and cream, the crack of leather upon willow, charity auctions, raffles and the school band playing during the tea interval.  It could be a scene straight from The Darling Buds of May
 
The event, which is sponsored by Smith & Pinching and supported by Loch Fyne, has been co-organised by Saffron Marketing MD Ian Clarke, a regular at King's Church in Norwich. 
 
Ian said: "The afternoon event is very much a 'social' occasion which will appeal to a broad audience and not just cricket lovers. It'll be a very ‘English afternoon’ in the beautiful setting of Norwich School's cricket field - perhaps one of the prettiest cricket grounds in the country. There's already quite a buzz about the event going around the City and we'd naturally love as many people to come along as possible. After all, you'll be supporting two very worthy charities whilst relaxing and socialising at the same time."
 
Players include Lord General Richard Dannatt, the Bishop of Thetford, Alan Winton and Norwich School headmaster Jim Hawkins, who will playing one of his last games in Norwich before leaving to take up his new post as headmaster at Harrow. 
 
Players also confirmed are Bryan Gunn, ITV presenters Jonathan Wills and Malcolm Roberston, BBC presenters Alex Dunlop and David Whitely, Michelin Star Chef, Galton Blackiston, the Chief Constable of Norfolk, Phil Gormley, Kent County Cricket Club star Rob Ferley, Dr Ian Gibson, Craig Fleming and Judge Curle.
 
Children's entertainment will also be available in the form of face painting and puppet making workshops. They'll even be a jazz band playing during the interval.
 
Ian also emphasised that Loch Fyne will be on hand serving up seafood and sandwiches and there will be a beer and drinks marquee along with coffee and tea stalls. Alternatively, you can take a rug and your own picnic.
 
Booking can be made in advance or you can pay on the day. Tickets are £5 and entry for under 16s is free.
 
For advance tickets and information, please contact Ian Clarke at Saffron Marketing. Tel 01603 622790 email: ian@saffron-marketing.com

Picture by Billingham.
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