South African star Albie Morkel will play for the Cricket Derbyshire side at Queen’s Park on Monday in the Chesterfield Turns Pink Charity Twenty20, with a 6pm start.
The explosive all-rounder will add his powerful batting style and attacking swing bowling to the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI, led by Kim Barnett and featuring the likes of Devon Malcolm, Adrian Rollins, Stephen Stubbings and Kevin Dean.
Morkel, whose Twenty20 career has brought 3,009 runs at an average of 26.16, will face fellow international class players in the McGrath Foundation XI such as Glenn McGrath himself, Darren Gough, Damian Martyn and Jason Gillespie.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul will also feature for Derbyshire in the charity fundraiser, as will England Women’s international wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor.
Darren Maddy – one of Twenty20 cricket’s great innovative batsmen during his fine career with Leicestershire and Warwickshire - will also guest for the Old Speckled Hen Cricket Derbyshire XI.
Players and supporters will don pink themed clothing to increase breast cancer awareness in young women, to support the UK Breast Cancer Care charity and to boost the McGrath Foundation’s excellent work in Australia.
A percentage of funds raised will also go to the Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation; a new charity established to deliver cricket based sport, education and health projects to benefit the people of Derbyshire.
Hours of play: 6pm to 8.45pm. Tickets purchased in advance of the day of the game are priced £15 for adults, £5 for juniors and children under 5 are free.
Adult tickets on the day are £20 or £15 for a card holding member of Derbyshire County Cricket Club; £5 for juniors and children under 5 are free.
Car Parking is priced at £4 in advance; £5 on the day. This match is not included in Derbyshire CCC 2013 Membership.
Purchase match tickets, make donations or enter the draw for a brand new Suzuki Alto courtesy of Match Sponsors Autoworld Suzuki online at derbyshireccc.com (24 hours) or by calling the tickets hotline on 01332 388 101 (office hours).
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Turning Chesterfield Pink at the Hill Dickinson Chesterfield Festival of Cricket is in association with: the McGrath Foundation, Autoworld Suzuki, BuyMobiles.net, Old Speckled Hen, Chesterfield Borough Council, Breast Cancer Care and the newly-launched Cricket Derbyshire Community Foundation.
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