By Tim Saunders on
Guitar legend Eric Clapton will lead a group of celebrities and professional sports people in a charity cricket game this weekend.
The annual cricket match will take place on Sunday, July 12, at a school in Surrey, England. The guitarist will be joined by former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman and cricket stars Wasim Akram and Ryan Sidebottom. Proceeds from the game will go to the Crossroads Centre, a facility set up by Clapton on the island of Antigua to help people and their families whose lives are controlled by alcohol, drugs or other compulsive behaviors make the changes necessary to find new health, a new sense of well- being and a new life of recovery. Additional proceeds will go to the English Schools Cricket Association.
The event will also include net sessions with the players, autograph and photograph opportunities, and an auction that features a guitar signed by Clapton and the opportunity to play in the match.
Tickets to the event – to be held at Cranleigh School – must be pre-booked. Prices are £12.50 for adults and £2.50 for children under 12. Call 01483 542118, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cranleigh.org.
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