Press Release – Thursday 15th March 2007
Essex and Southend set for Bank Holiday match-up
County Cricket Club will take on Southend United Football Club in a
Twenty20 charity cricket match on Monday May 7th at Roots Hall.
Captain Ronnie Irani will lead a strong Eagles line-up against the might
of the Southend United first-team squad, selected by their manager Steve
game is a fundraiser for the Essex & Southend Sports Trust (EASST)
public appeal to raise funds for the Cricketing Centre of Excellence at
Garon Park, Southend. All proceeds will be split between this and the
Community and Education Trust (SUCET).
The winners will
receive the EASST Challenge Trophy.
Essex Captain Ronnie
Irani said: “I’m relishing playing a match at Roots Hall although I’m
not too sure whether to wear cricket or football boots! Hopefully I’ll
be able to score at both ends of the pitch that afternoon!”
Southend manager Steve Tilson is looking forward to swapping his
football boots for cricket whites.
played a little bit of cricket before but never against professionals,”
said Tilson, 40.
a few of the lads are fans of the game and it should be a good occasion
for two good causes.”
Conventional Twenty20 rules and regulations will apply with a few
innovations mixed in (to be revealed during the build-up).
will start at 2.30pm with a finish expected at approximately 5.30pm
(ground opens at 1.30pm).
will be special guest commentators, a raffle and exciting competitions
on the day for spectators to play their part in what promises to be a
thrilling Bank Holiday Monday for all the family.
Auctions will take place in the lead-up to the game on the Essex CCC and
Southend United FC websites to win the chance to be the 12th man for
for more information on that and all the latest news ahead of a classic
match-up between the county rivals.
Concessions (16 and under/60 and over)
Ticket (only available to purchase in advance)
x Adult/1 x Junior)
will be available soon from Roots Hall, the Southend United FC website (www.southendunited.co.uk)
and a limited number will be on-sale from The Ford County Ground (not
including family tickets).
Corporate packages are available for the match through both Southend
United FC and Essex CCC. For more information contact Brian Wheeler
(Tel: 01702 304147/email:
or Perry Norton (Tel: 01245 254000/email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
15 March 2007