Will All Black Stephen Donald be out for a duck?
A World Cup-winner is set to take to the field when a Bath Cricket Club Select XI plays its most light-hearted fixture of the season.
Bath CC will take on a Bath Rugby Legends XI in a fundraising clash on Wednesday, July 4 – with All Black Stephen Donald taking to the field for the rugby club.
The Twenty20 match, which will start at 5.30pm, follows on from the success of last year's inaugural fixture between the two sides.
This year there are two nominated charities, the Bath Rugby Foundation and Children in Need.
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With the second charity in mind there will be a distinctly spotty feel to the game, with a specially designed helmet supplied by Bristol-based cricket helmet manufacturers Ayrtek, spots on the playing shirts from John Moore Sports, and spots on the stumps donated by Pimp My Stumps.
Once again a pink cricket ball will be used after its debut in last year's match.
All of these items will be auctioned off after the match. There will also be a suggested charitable donation of £3 per adult and £1 per child under 16 upon entry.
As well as Donald, current first-team members Sam Vesty, Dan Hipkiss and Michael Claassens are poised to don their whites for the match. Club president David Trick and former full-back Matt Perry are also set to be in the starting XI.
Vesty is likely to bring a touch of class to proceedings having played junior county cricket for Leicestershire and having featured for Leicestershire 2nds at just 16.
The bar will be open and Wiltshire firm Baraka Catering will be running a barbecue throughout the evening.
Organiser Dave Nelson said: "We anticipate a good game again this year, what with nearly 500 runs being scored last year and the Legends winning off the last ball."
The Bath Rugby Legends will take to the field a week later on July 11 when they play Biddestone CC in another charity Twenty20 game.