Alconbury Weald development in Cambridgeshire to welcome former England female cricketers
Urban&Civic is kicking off the summer at Alconbury Weald with its first ever Big Summer Bash on Saturday (June 22), featuring Lydia Greenway and Charlotte Edwards CBE.
The Big Summer Bash is a free, family-focused day of fun that celebrates the first use of Alconbury Weald’s new cricket pitch - a major milestone as the emerging community continues to grow.
The showpiece for the day is a 20/20 game featuring players from the local community, alongside new players keen to find a club this summer.
Former England cricket stars Lydia Greenway and Charlotte Edwards CBE will be hosting a fun and engaging cricket workshop for youngsters, inspiring the next generation to take up the game, while local sports organisations Cricket East and Living Sport are also bringing professional coaches along to help visitors hone their batting and bowling techniques.
Charlotte captained England to three Ashes victories and was the first female cricketer to score 2000 runs in T20 internationals, while Lydia represented England 225 times, becoming England’s Player of the Year and shortlisted for ICC World Player of the Year in that time.
Away from the cricket, there is lots more to enjoy.
A cricket-inspired baking competition is being judged by Ian Cumming, a Cambridgeshire local and Great British Bake Off finalist, while he is also dreaming up his own Show Stopper to wow baking enthusiasts.
Live music, face painting and a range of food and drink stands complete the day, which runs from 11am-9pm.
Tickets are free and visitors must register to attend via the official Eventbrite page: http://bit.ly/Alconbury.
For more information, call 01480 413141.
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