The internationally famous Lashings Cricket Club is under new ownership and is holding a free to attend cricket match at Chapel Gate.
Scott Charlton and Dave Fitzgerald from Poole in Dorset have purchased the institution that tours the country playing fixtures against club teams.
The club is known to count Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards and Brian Lara among its former stars.
This is the first full season under the new ownership and the team of first class ringers have played more games than ever with organisers bringing a squad of stars to play a Bournemouth XI on 23rd of August at Chapel Gate.
Scott, a professional comedian and commentator, said: “I have been involved with Lashings for years.
“When the opportunity to buy it came up I had to be involved so my business partner Dave and I took it on.
“It has gone incredibly well and we are soon launching a charity foundation to help those connected to sport who have fallen on hard times.
“The game at Bournemouth will be a great event with plenty of cricketing superstars and we hope England’s World Cup win will encourage some youngsters to come and watch.
“Often Henry Blofeld comes and commentates at our fixtures and we have a [VIP] marquee for lunch and tea. Each table has an ex-pro at it and we also have auctions for charity.”
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Entry to the game is free and there are still a few places available in the marquee – details for which are on the Lashings website. Click here to find out more.