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Street Child Cricket World Cup in Cambridge - This is where to watch it over the Bank Holiday weekend

Team India South for the Street Child Cricket World Cup. Picture: Street Child United
Team India South for the Street Child Cricket World Cup. Picture: Street Child United

Parker’s Piece was used for first-class cricket matches for almost 50 years in the 19th century, and in May will again play a pivotal role for the sport.

The Street Child Cricket World Cup group stages will be coming to the heart of Cambridge on May 4 and 5, before the semi-finals and finals take place at Lord’s on May 7.

Mixed teams of four boys and four girls will represent Bangladesh, India, Mauritius, Tanzania, Nepal, West Indies, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and England at the inaugural

The free festival of cricket will have an opening ceremony, including a band performance and singing of anthems will be held on Saturday, May 4, with the event running from 11am to 4pm on both days.

It is aimed at being a day for the family, as there will be cricket skills games run by Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, arts activities, live music and there will be the chance to face deliveries from former England spinner and Ashes bowler Monty Panesar on the Sunday (May 5).

Food will be available from Churros & Chorizo, Temper and Glaze, LingLing's Steam Kitchen, Pull Me Cheri, Al-Amin Stores, Steak & Honour & Thetiffintruck - Indian Market Food.

Cambridge Assessment and the Howard Group have provided sponsorship for the Street Child Cricket World Cup, while many Cambridge residents will be volunteering at the event.

There are some fantastic items available to raise money for Street Child United at the online auction at charitystars.com/event/street-child-united-gala

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