Wantage Road to host charity match
Wantage Road will host a floodlit Twenty20 encounter between Northants Disability and a Help for Heroes XI this summer.
The contest, a first off its kind at the ground, will raise money for charity Help for Heroes as well as aiding the county in their ambition to become the East Midlands centre for disability cricket.
Northants Disability head coach Andy Hill said: “It’s a great pleasure to be able to welcome the Help for Heroes team and representatives to the County Ground.
“To be able to play a floodlit game on your home ground at a first-class county venue is a massive honour, and one that our disabled players are relishing.
“For this opportunity I can only thank David Smith and the county board for showing immense support for not only the disabled team, but also for disability cricket in general.”
Katie Wilson, from Help for Heroes, added: "We at Help for Heroes are absolutely delighted that Northants has chosen to support us and organise a charity match featuring their disability team and allowing us to field a team of our wounded, injured and sick.
“It's a great opportunity to showcase what can be achieved and promises to be great fun"
Northamptonshire chief executive Smith had little hesitation in voicing his support for the match.
He admitted: “We are delighted to support this match and our disability cricket pathway, as it plays a key part of our strategy to improve our standing within the local community.”
Tickets will soon be available for the contest, which takes place on June 19.