On Thursday August 17th our club will be playing host to the PCA Masters (ex professionals, and likely to include many ex England players) who will be playing a T20 exhibition match against a St Cross Symondians Select XI. In addition, the Southern Vipers will be on hand to provide coaching to youngsters, and there are likely to be several current Hampshire players available as well, so it will be a great day for youngsters to run shoulders with and learn from their heroes (and for their mums and dads to rub shoulders with their heroes too!). The T20 match will take place on the No 1 ground, with coaching stations on the No 2 ground. Some details are on the attached flyers (one relating to general admission, the other if you want to enjoy the hospitality that will be on offer), and we hope to be able to announce some confirmed star names who will be playing or coaching before the 17th – keep an eye open for updates. To whet your appetite, here is the link to the PCA Masters squad –
This event is being organised jointly by our club and Hampshire Cricket, we are likely to get many visitors from other clubs, and there will be a fair amount of publicity through the local media, so you are advised to get down to the club early! The coaching stations are due to go live around midday, with play in the T20 starting after lunch (so more likely to be closer to 3.00pm rather than the 2.00pm on these flyers).
Please get the word out to your friends and acquaintances, this is a great opportunity to showcase our club, get up close to some current and former star cricketers, and also to help raise funds for our major new pavilion project.
Admission is free!