PCA England Legends returning to SuffolkJune 29, 2022
THE PCA England Legends are returning to Suffolk for a second successive season.
They will be playing at Copdock & Old Ipswichian CC just outside Ipswich on Friday, July 8th against a team from the host club.
When the PCA England Legends visited Suffolk last summer they lost by three wickets as hosts Bury St Edmunds CC won with one ball to spare.
It will be the first time the PCA England Legends have visited Copdock and they will play a T20 match in aid of the club’s pavilion project.
The club are aiming to raise £10,000 to put a permanent open-sided canopy on the front of their pavilion to replace the marquee that was added last year to cope with Covid restrictions.
Not only will the canopy provide cover for 50-60 people it will enable the club to increase their capacity for larger events such as club dinners and awards presentations.
The PCA England Legends side is expected to include Jonathan Trott, Ali Brown, Rikki Clarke, Alex Tudor, Phil DeFreitas, John Emburey and Peter Such among others. Tudor, with ball in hand, is pictured above celebrating a wicket with his team-mates at Bury St Edmunds last year.
The match, which is being sponsored by Turners Hyundai and will start at 4pm, will be preceded by a corporate hospitality luncheon.
Copdock & OI Chairman Nick Meakin said the club, who have so far raised around half the amount required, are looking forward to entertaining the PCA England Legends at their flagship fundraising event of the year.
He said: “While the Oval has hosted stars of the game on a number of occasions previously, from a NatWest CricketForce event to improve the ground with Sir Alastair Cook helping out, to other social events where the likes of Graham Gooch and Mike Gatting have joined us, this will be the first time that we have hosted the PCA legends and that so many England stars will have been at the ground at the same time.
“In addition to the match in the afternoon, in the morning some of the PCA England Legends team will be joining in a coaching session with members of our junior section whose membership now exceeds 300 children between the ages of five and 18, with nearly 100 girls in that number.
“There will be something for everyone to enjoy. We have physical space to add a couple more hospitality tables if people would like the full VIP experience, or there is plenty of space for those that just want to bring their own chair and enjoy the cricket.”
Tickets are priced £15 for adults and £5 for children and there will be free parking on site.
Admission will be from 2pm onwards and spectators can also take their own chair.
Tickets are on sale at the club and also online by clicking here
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