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Annual star-studded cricket spectacle returns!

BGL Sport Bash 2016, now in its fifth year, returns to Stamford School playing fields on Friday July 29 and tickets are available up until 11pm on Thursday.

The annual event, a firm fixture in Stamford’s social calendar, promises to be a fun filled day, featuring free activities, live music, food and a star-studded cricket spectacle, including a host of former international greats taking to the field.

This year’s Sport Bash marks the first of a new three year sponsorship agreement with major financial services provider, BGL Group. Chief Executive, Matthew Donaldson, commented: “We are delighted to continue our support of BGL Sport Bash. As a locally-based company, many of our people live in Stamford and the surrounding area, and we’re only too pleased to be involved with this fantastic community event that supports the likes of the Matt Hampson Foundation, Seb Goold Trust, and the George Robinson Trust. Fingers crossed for the weather.’’

Organised by former England cricketer and Stamford Endowed School’s Head of Cricket, Dean Headley, BGL Sport Bash aims to support charitable causes through the power of sport. Dean explained: “BGL Sport Bash is a fantastic day out for all the family, last year we raised close to £40,000 for a host of charitable causes.

“It’s great to see the local community come together in support of our event. We’ve added some amazing activities and events to our lineup this year and hope to raise even more money for a host of good causes including the Matt Hampson Foundation, the Seb Goold Trust and Team George.”

Gates open at 11:30am, with visitors encouraged to try their hand at a host of sport related activities including a climbing wall, potholing, archery, a bungee run and a 45m inflatable assault course. Rugby Union powerhouses, Leicester Tigers, will also be attending BGL Sport Bash, bringing with them their roadshow vehicle, The Maul, the tackle bag and team mascot Welford. All activities are included in the admission price, ensuring visitors enjoy the ultimate BGL Sport Bash experience.

Ongoing entertainment throughout the day compromises of the Humberts Cup Kwik Cricket competition, a skydiving display, street performers and music provided by cover band Children of the Revolution, with more acts to follow. A host of refreshments, sourced by the finest local food and drink vendors, including Grasmere, Stamford Deli, Batemans and Burleigh’s Gin will be available to purchase throughout the day.

The main event is a 20/20 cricket showpiece with a Dean Headley X1 competing against a Local Legends X1. The Dean Headley X1 already boast a wealth of talent, including former international greats Simon Jones, Phil DeFreitas and Geraint Jones.

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