Close call for celebrity cricket match

The grounds of Norwich Cathedral will provide the backdrop for a celebrity cricket match in aid of two charities.

The game, on Sunday, June 5, to be played on Norwich School's Lower Close ground, is in aid of Keeping Abreast and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Among those lined up to don their whites will be the former head of the British Army, General Lord Richard Dannatt, ex-Norwich City footballers Craig Fleming and Bryan Gunn and former Carrow Road physio Tim Sheppard, Kent and former Norfolk cricketer Rob Ferley, former Sussex and Norfolk fast bowler Rodney Bunting, chef Galton Blackiston, former Norwich North MP Dr Ian Gibson, Norwich School headmaster Jim Hawkins, plus media men Kevin Piper, Alex Dunlop, David Whiteley, Jonathan Wills and Malcolm Robertson.

The match, of 30 overs per side, is being organised by Chris Bailey, a supporter of both charities, and cricketer and businessman Ian Clarke, and is sponsored by Smith & Pinching. Play starts at 2pm with the gates open at 1pm.

Included will be children's entertainment and a jazz band with catering by the Loch Fyne restaurant and a beer tent available on site.

Tickets are �5, with under-16s admitted free, available from Chris Bailey at EMD Events on 01603 633202, Ian Clarke at Saffron Marketing on 01603 622790, Victoria White at Keeping Abreast on 07799 258084, or the Loch Fyne restaurant at Upper St Giles.