Friday, 24 July 2015

Coronation Street men join celebrity festival of cricket

Coronation Street actors Colson Smith (Craig Tinker), Tristan Gemmill (Robert Preston) and Graeme Hawley (John Stape) are joining the Ramsbottom Big Celebrity Cricket Bash on Friday 31 July.

The festival of cricket will raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, a charity, sadly,  that is close to my heart and one that this Blog has always supported since its inception in 2007.

The celebrity cricket team will take on the Ramsbottom Traders Cricket Club on the Friday evening.
The match is part of a festival of cricket which kicks off at 11am with a junior match, followed by a contest between Ramsbottom Cricket Club and the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) Masters team featuring former England players and Ashes heroes Dominic Cork, Simon Jones and Ryan Sidebottom.

Graeme Hawley, who helped organise the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research celebrity team, said: “We are really excited about the celebrity match this year. We have put together a great team of TV and sporting stars, many of whom can play cricket very well, although I don't really include myself in that bracket! It's a wonderful event for the community and will raise a lot of money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, who I have had a strong association with for over 10 years and is very close to my heart."

Colson Smith added:  "I can't wait to put the cricket kit on again! The last time was great and I’ve a feeling that this time will be even better. I'm hoping for a few runs and that we raise a lot of money for the charity."

The public can buy tickets on the day at Acre Bottom cricket ground. Food, drink and entertainment will be available throughout the day.

Donations can also be made via the team’s justgiving page.

To stay up to date with team news and star appearances, follow them on Twitter.

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