England stars on show
Jonathan Trott and Chris Tremlett are scheduled to be guests of honour at a special charity cricket day to be held in Birmingham on Sunday.
The event will also give visitors the chance to meet former England captain Mike Gatting as well as ECB deputy chairman Dennis Amiss.
The special match, to be held at Bournville Cricket Club on Sunday, will raise cash for disability cricket in the West Midlands, the Army Benevolent Fund and the Royal British Legion.
Highlight of the day will be a 40 over match between the England Physical Disability XI and the British Army Development XI. Other attractions include a Kwik Cricket demonstration by the Warwickshire Disability Youth Squad, the England and Wales Cricket Board Roadshow, a charity auction in front of the pavilion and coaching tips for youngsters. The England Cricket Hub, promoting the ECB and the England team, will also be there.
The event is being organised by the Bill Lloyd Memorial Trust Fund in conjunction with the British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities, the Warwickshire Cricket Board and the ECB.
The Bill Lloyd Memorial Trust Fund was set up in memory of Birmingham cricket enthusiast Bill Lloyd who died from cancer in 2007, aged 64. He began playing in the William Cowper Street School team as a schoolboy and was still playing four weeks before his death. The fund aims to help cricket and cricketers at grassroots level.
David Lloyd, secretary of the trust fund, said it would be a great day out for all the family.
“We want to raise the profile of disability cricket in Birmingham and the West Midlands and also give local people the opportunity to show their support to the people of the British Army who risk their lives on a daily basis in the service of their country.
“The event will also raise much-needed finance for the causes involved,” he added.