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Former England stars play in Brentwood charity match

Brentwood CC

Brentwood CC's Old County Ground home

Brentwood CC are hosting a game against an Old England XI on July 30 to raise money for the Little Havens Children’s Hospice, and to mark the Essex club’s 125th anniversary.

England legends such as Derek Randall, John Lever, John Childs, Peter Such, Mark Illott, David Lawrence, Monte Lynch, Neal Radford, Arnie Sidebottom, Graham Roope, Paul Parker and Bobby Parks will be there on the day – boasting well over 100 Tests and 89 ODIs between them.

There are still a few places left, at £40 per head, for a luncheon at the game, which will include a drinks reception upon arrival, a lunch with the players before the game and a buffet at the tea interval.

Other attractions on what should be a fun day, helping to maximise funds raised for the Hospice, include a charity sports memorabilia auction and a raffle, bar, a hog-roast barbecue, as well as others aimed at families with children.

Entry will be £3 for a programme. The main event will be preceded by a colts match which will be umpired by two of the Old England players, who will also provide coaching to juniors throughout the day, and be on hand to say hello and sign autographs.

Programmes for entry are available in advance for £3 from Judy Grocott at Little Havens Children's Hospice on 01702 220324 or on email at

Further details on the day can be found on the Brentwood CC website

Little Havens, part of Havens Hospices, offers care and support to those affected by life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses - offering a lifeline to families across Essex with specialist services from their dedicated team.

Little Havens is currently supporting over 100 families and with limited funding from the government need the generosity of the public to help raise £1.6 million every year.

For more information on how you can make a difference to the families of Little Havens please visit their website at or call them on 01702 220350.

Brentwood V Old England