Stars lined up for charity cricket match
A charity cricket match is expected to attract celebrities including former professional Mark Ramprakash and fellow Strictly Come Dancing winner Harry Judd to Bath later this year.
Bath Cricket Club is hosting the game at its North Parade ground in June to raise money for Hope for Tomorrow, which provides mobile chemotherapy units across the west.
The names confirmed for the day include another Strictly cricketing star Darren Gough, actors James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter films, boxer Lloyd Honeyghan and former England wicketkeeper Jack Russell.
Organisers are also hoping that Judd, who is the drummer in the band McFly and a keen cricketer, will make an appearance. The celebrity team, under the umbrella of the Bunbury Cricket Club, will take on a Bath President's XI on Sunday, June 3.
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Bath manager Mark Kingwell said he was approached by Lord MacLaurin, former chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, to see if they were interested in hosting the game.
He said: "It is very exciting. We haven't had the Bunbury here in Bath before, although I know it was talked about a few years ago. We are very privileged and honoured to be asked to do it."
Visitors will pay £5 to watch the match and there will be pre-match entertainment and a barbecue, as well as youth cricket displays in between innings.
There will also be a corporate marquee, which will host a lunch before the game and an auction of prizes money cannot buy.
Christine Mills, the founder of Hope for Tomorrow, is pleased that the charity has been chosen to benefit from the game.
She said: "I am delighted that the Bunbury Celebrity Cricket team are coming to Bath to raise funds for Hope for Tomorrow. It will be an exciting day and our Wiltshire mobile chemotherapy unit will be on show."
Hope for Tomorrow runs mobile chemotherapy units for people with cancer across Somerset and Gloucestershire and is due to launch one in Wiltshire.
Bunbury Cricket Club has been running for 25 years and has raised more than £15 million for charity through the celebrity matches it organises.
For the latest information about the Bath game, including how to buy tickets once they are available, go to www.bathcricket.com or www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk.