Ben Stokes Comes To Cockermouth

By Joe Sanczuk

Ben Stokes is the guest of honour as former England greats are set to appear at his home team Cockermouth on the 10th of August.

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All-rounder Stokes began his career with the Cumbrian’s and has gone on to represent his country at the highest level in all formats of the game as well as competing in the prestigious Indian Premier League, representing Rising Pune Supergiants, for whom he has won a record of three man of the match awards in 14 games.

A selection of Players who will be playing for the PCA masters team will be picked from a group of 35 former pros with over 2000 caps between them, this could include, Mark Ramprakash, Paul Collingwood, Steve Harmison and Marcus Trescothik, as well as a selection of other stars.

The game is aiming to raise money for the club as they look to continue their recovery from the recent floods and improve their flood defences for the future.

Admission prices for the event are £10 for adults and £5 for under 16’s. Tickets are available to purchase from: Cockermouth travel, Leslie Cleeland, the Globe Hotel and Castle Bar.

Activities during the day will include an under 11 softball cricket competition in the morning, a coaching session for youngsters with three former England cricketers and a disability Cricket coaching exhibition.

The game between Cockermouth CC and England PCA will begin at 3:30pm.

The club will be posting updates about the event on their Twitter page @Cockermouthcc

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