Barmy Army Cricket Challenge

Uppingham Town Cricket Club welcome England’s Barmy Army and the Lord’s Taverners on the Leicestershire leg of their #BAT2015 tour, as they play 18 days of charity cricket in each of the 18  first class cricketing counties on the trail of the 2015 Ashes summer tour.

Through these days, England’s Barmy Army Tour aims to raise money for the Lord’s Taverners, a charity that helps disabled and disadvantaged children experience a wide variety of sports and activities. Uppingham Town Cricket Club will be hosting a cricket challenge and family fun day at Castle Hill to help England’s Barmy Army raise money for this great cause.

The cricket day will be held at the club’s Castle Hill ground on Leicester Road, Uppingham on Wednesday 12th August 2015 and will focus on family entertainment with a Barmy Army/Taverners Pro/Celebrity cricket team playing against an invitational ‘Rutland Barbarians’ side, featuring players from clubs across the county. As a curtain raiser to the main event, junior sides selected from a variety of Rutland cricket clubs will play short games on the main outfield, showcasing the wealth of junior talent we have in our county. You can expect to hear the familiar sound of ‘Billy the Trumpet’ on the ground throughout the afternoon, playing some of the well-known Barmy Army tunes, as well as the opportunity to see range of celebrities from the world of cricket and tv.

Aside from the cricket, there will be plenty on offer to entertain the children. A Barmy Cricket Challenge Zone will offer the opportunity for you to test your batting, bowling, fielding and throwing skills in a variety of challenges with prizes for the best performances. You will also have the opportunity to test your bowling ability against one of the professional cricketers on show.

Also available on the day will be a range of garden games, an inflatable area, bars, BBQ and hog roast, delicious coffee and pastries from the Kitschen Van, ice creams and other refreshments.

It promises to be a wonderful occasion with a strong family feel, so pack a picnic and join an afternoon and evening of Barmy fun and games at Uppingham’s Castle Hill ground. We very much look forward to welcoming you to a beautiful cricket ground with one of the most stunning views across the Rutland countryside!

Gates and cricket Challenges open at 2pm, live cricket from 3pm with the main game at 5:00pm

Adults £5.00, Under 18 £2.00, Children under 5 free. Tickets available from…

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