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Published 24 July 2012

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Cricket at Glorious

It's not racing, it's cricket at Glorious Goodwood

A charity Twenty20 cricket match, featuring some big names from racing, cricket and the celebrity world, will take place on the historic cricket pitch in front of Goodwood House on the first day of Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, July 31.

The match has been organised by the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading charity cricket club which helps give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance. It starts at 6pm and will be between the Lord’s Taverners XI and Lord March’s Racing XI.

Chris Oldham, both a former Trustee and chairman of West Sussex Region, said: “The Lord’s Taverners is delighted to be involved in the first day of Glorious Goodwood when we will be holding both our charity lunch at the racecourse and our celebrity XI taking on Lord March’s XI in the splendid grounds of Goodwood. 

“The Lord’s Taverners have had a long association with Goodwood and cricket over many years and this is our second combination event of horse racing and cricket which we hope will be another successful day raising funds for disadvantaged youngsters to enable them to have a sporting chance in the future.”

Among those batting for the latter are Derby winning trainer Michael Bell, who saddled Motivator to win the 2005 race, Ed Dunlop, Charlie Hills, Andrew Balding, Nick Gifford, bloodstock agent David Redvers, racing journalist Marcus Armytage, PR guru Johnno Spence, Coral PR man Simon Clare, William Knight and documentary film maker Josh Dugdale.

The Lord’s Taverners XI include sports presenter Andy Steggall, former England cricketer Martyn Ball, Paul Taylor, who plays for England and Northampton, Bath and England rugby player Duncan Bell. MC for the match will be former television and radio presenter Henry Kelly.

The cricket match is free to attend and there will be a barbeque during the course of the evening. A full card of racing action takes place prior to the cricket match and Glorious Goodwood tickets can be purchased from £16 at ticket.office@goodwood.com| or 01243 755055.

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