Caribbean feel to Cricket Week

PUBLISHED: 11:04 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:28 06 May 2010

The weather looks to be matching the theme for the Cricket Week at Knebworth Park. It starts on Monday afternoon and has a strong Caribbean flavour this year. There will be a steel band and promotion of St Lucia for next year s World Cup in a 15/15 over c

The weather looks to be matching the theme for the Cricket Week at Knebworth Park.

It starts on Monday afternoon and has a strong Caribbean flavour this year.

There will be a steel band and promotion of St Lucia for next year's World Cup in a 15/15 over competition, starting at midday, where the visitors are local clubs Codicote, Datchworth and Tewin.

The St Lucia Tourist Board will be staging a promotion on the World Cup and the fantastic opportunities of staying on the island where England will be based.

There will be various giveaways and literature about both St Lucia and the World Cup, plus a free prize draw for the day.

More Caribbean fare will also be on offer in a day that will be raising funds for Roger Mahoney as well. He played cricket for both the Park and Datchworth, and recently suffered severe head injuries when attacked in an incident in Knebworth.

The Park is also staging a ladies' match on Tuesday evening and colts matches. This is as well as the traditional fixtures against the club's Chairman's XI on Tuesday (11.30am), Roving Reporters on Wednesday (2pm), Wraysbury on Thursday (11.30am) and then the week's showpiece game on Friday against the Hugh Bateson XI for the Frank Manning Memorial Trophy.


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