REIGATE Priory Cricket Club play host to a star-studded Lashings XI tomorrow (Friday) with famous names such as Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf and Ali Brown taking to the Park Lane crease.
Priory host Lashings on a near-annual basis but this year's match, which will be a Twenty20 contest, is special as the club will be raising money to build a new clubhouse.
"We have raised a lot of money over the years for various charities but this year it is a cause a bit closer to home," admitted Priory president Andy Packham. "The redevelopment of the clubhouse will cost in the region of £400,000 and we hope to raise a few thousand towards that on Friday."
As well as the cricket match, which starts at 3pm, there will be a barbecue, auction for sporting memorabilia and, with the club's nickname being the Llamas, the Ashdown Forest llamas will be in attendance.
Priory expect more than a thousand spectators for what the club president has called "the biggest event in Reigate's sporting calendar".
"It has been going for 13 or 14 years and even missing a few we have hosted Lashings at least ten times. It's a big event," Packham explained. "There is always a big crowd because people love to see the big Test players in action, and equally our players love playing against them."
Lashings XI: John Emburey, Saqlain Mushtaq, Wasim Jaffer, Ed Giddins, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam Ul Haq, Cephas Zhuwao, Alan Wells, Ali Brown, Jason Swift, John Lever.
It is £5 to get in on Friday, with discount for concessions.