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Former world stars to take on Eynsford

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: July 04, 2013

LEGEND: West Indian bowler Courtney Walsh

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EYNSFORD will host some of the biggest names in cricket when the club takes on the Lashings World XI on Sunday.

The squad for the Kent Air Ambulance fundraiser can now been revealed and features everyone from West Indies veterans Courtney Walsh and Gordon Greenidge to former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and England legend Devon Malcolm.

Organiser James Honey-Green is hoping for a crowd of 1,500 at the picturesque village ground.

The full squad will be: Courtney Walsh, Gordon Greenidge, Devon Malcolm, John Emburey, Ian Harvey, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saqlain Mustaq, Wasim Jaffer, Ed Giddins, Mohammad Yousef, Cephas Zhuwao, John Lever.

As well as putting on a show, Honey-Green hopes the day of cricket will be a boost to Eynsford as a club, who have struggled since reaching the National Village Knock-Out final in 2005.

"More than anything, I hope it will impress the colts that play for us and youngsters in the surrounding area," he said. "If we get this right, this match might become an annual event. These things don't just have to happen at Sevenoaks Vine or Dartford. Watching these guys, playing cricket at Eynsford, chasing leather around a proper village ground will be a sight to behold."

The match begins at 2.30pm, but gates open at 11.30am.

The club is advising people to arrive early as it anticipates the ground becoming full before the game starts. Parking for non-lunch guests is £2 per car. Ground entry is a minimum £1 donation to Kent Air Ambulance for adults and free for children.

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