Friday 14 August 2009 

Gladiators Back To Cleeve For Taylor's Benefit Year

Gladiators Back To Cleeve For Taylor's Benefit Year
Gladiators Back To Cleeve For Taylor's Benefit Year
 

Twenty20 County cricket will return to Cleeve on Sunday August 23rd, as the Gloucestershire Gladiators play Bristol and District league Cleeve CC in aid of Chris Taylor’s benefit year.

The T20 game, to be held at Cleeve’s Meeting House Lane ground for the second year in a row, will help to raise funds for Chris Taylor’s benefit year and his nominated charity, Sparks, the children’s medical research charity.

Gloucestershire will present a squad of elite cricketing talent from its Gladiator XI team, but this won’t stop Cleeve still dreaming of a victory, said first team Captain Mike Haswell:

“This is a match to be taken seriously for Cleeve. We can test ourselves and learn a lot from Chris Taylor and the team. In last year’s game for Craig Spearman’s benefit year, Gloucestershire won by only 32 runs and Cleeve’s Chris James proved a real threat to that in his innings, reaching an impressive 95.”

Gates open at 1pm for the family event, with a pre-match fielding session for under 11s provided by Chris Taylor. The event will also provide the opportunity for young (and older) cricket fans to meet their County and International heroes, gain autographs, have photographs taken with players and win prizes which include signed cricket bats, memorabilia and a framed ICL shirt signed by Graeme Hick.  There will also be a BBQ. The match starts at 3.00pm.

Tickets on the day are £10 for a family of four, or £5 per adult and £3 per child (under 17).  Advance ticket prices and full details are on www.cleevecc.co.uk.