Thursday 15 July 2010 

British Army Announce Their Cricket Festival Squad

Secretary Colonel Peter Sharland CBE confirmed today his selections for the British Army X1 taking part in the ‘Salute Our Hero’s Cricket Festival in association with Hilton Newcastle Gateshead’ starting on Monday 19th July at Richmondshire CC.

The Army X1 have announced a large squad as they take in not only a match against Derbyshire 2nd X1 at Denby on Monday but a 50 over match on Wednesday against NUSC and a full day of T20 matches on Thursday 22nd July at the wonderful Richmondshire CC in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity.

Festival organizer John D Holland was delighted to have received the names- “The festival is the culmination of over 8 months of work and two years of pressing the Army to travel to Yorkshire.  Seeing the names brings home not only to NUSC but also to our sponsors Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, Ellwoods and Kookaburra that what we put together is going to become a wonderful festival”

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead once again provide title sponsorship to ensure the festival could be founded, while Ellwoods have arranged match umpires and for them to be presented with custom made clothing for the festival and Kookaburra have ensured the teams will be using International cricket balls in the matches.

Mr Holland also added that NUSC players will be up against a tough challenge adding “reading the Army names makes the challenge of getting the Army to Yorkshire seem to be nothing compared to playing against their cricket team”

For more information on the festival log onto www.nusc-ccelite.play-cricket.com or contact Richmondshire Cricket Club at 01748 824573 or karen.barlow@richmondshirecc.org.uk

Team selections