St Fagans Cricket Club, just outside Cardiff, will again be the setting for a special celebration cricket match on Friday 30th June as Matthew Maynard brings a star-studded team to play the local side, with the profits going to the Tom Maynard Trust.
St Fagans was where Tom played most of his club cricket in Wales, following in the footsteps of his father, himself also a St Fagans stalwart, and the match has a special poignancy for the Maynard family because of their close connections with the club. The Invitation XI is being sponsored by Abbey Glass.
Confirmed for Matt’s team are former Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Australia all-rounder Ian Harvey; Leicestershire, Australia and former Glamorgan batsman Mark Cosgrove; and former Glamorgan legends Dean Cosker and Mark Wallace. And in a British Lions summer there is a special Welsh rugby flavour to the team, with former Wales and Lions scrum half Mike Phillips, along with former Wales internationals Ceri Sweeney, Nicky Robinson, Jamie Robinson, Jamie Ringer and Rhys Williams, who is also a Trust Patron, all lined up to play, along with, of course, Matt himself. A number of current Glamorgan players will also be in attendance on the day.
Matt Maynard said:
“This is now a highlight of the summer for the Trust and a very special day for the family. We have some great names lined up to play and we’re really looking forward to having Chris Cowdrey with us on the day providing the entertainment. This is the fifth time we’ve done this and it’s become a well-established event. As always, St Fagans have done us proud with their organizing and I’m sure it’ll be a really enjoyable day.”
The Twenty20 match itself starts in mid-afternoon and will be preceded by a special marquee lunch, with entertainment being provided by former Kent and England captain, Chris Cowdrey, who also enjoyed a season playing with Matthew at Glamorgan in 1992.
The match is open to the general public, with admission £5 for adults and children being admitted free of charge. For further information contact Jane John on 07809 050635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.