Mike Gatting and MCC to visit Bourton Vale

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Mike Gatting and MCC to visit Bourton Vale

Bourton Vale Cricket Club is pleased to confirm that the first ever game staged between the Cotswold School 1st X1 and the MCC will be played at the Club on Wednesday 24th June. Accompanying the MCC team and to represent them will be Mike Gatting, the ex England Captain who was the last skipper to win the Ashes in Australia (1984).

The MCC plays a number of matches during the summer versus clubs and schools and have extended their list in 2009 to include the Cotswold School, just weeks after Ofsted announced that the School had attained 'Outstanding' status for the 3rd time in 6 years.

The MCC team will include a number of Minor County as well as Premier League Club players. Mike Gatting was a highly successful England Player, as well as Middlesex Captain whose first class career spanned 23 years ending in 1998. Mike played 79 tests for England scoring 10 centuries with a best of 207. His cricketing career included 94 tons, a total of 36,500 runs and average of 49.5. Nowadays Mike is employed by the English Cricket Board and works extensively in the media.

Bourton Vale Cricket Club, is situated on Rissington Road, (opposite Birdland). All spectators are welcome and the bar will be open! The Match starts at 11.30am.

Posted : 16/06/2009 01:07:40

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