Northants Cricket is delighted to announce that the County Ground will host a Floodlit Twenty20 match between Northants Disability and a Help for Heroes XI on Friday 19th July.
The match will be the first of its kind to be held at the County Ground, and will act as a flagship event for the County’s ambitions to become the East Midlands centre for disability Cricket.
The match will see the County’s disability team take on a select XI of former armed services personnel who will represent the Help for Heroes charity – all proceeds from the match will be donated to Help for Heroes.
Northants Disability Head Coach Andy Hill said of the match, “It’s a great pleasure to be able to welcome the Help for Heroes team and representatives to the County Ground. To be able to play a floodlit game on your home ground at a First Class County venue is a massive honour, and one that our disabled players are relishing. For this opportunity I can only thank David Smith and the County Board for showing immense support for not only the Disabled team, but also for Disability cricket in general.”
Katie Wilson from Help for Heroes said of the match, "We at Help for Heroes are absolutely delighted that Northants Cricket has chosen to support us and organise a charity match featuring their disability team and allowing us to field a team of our wounded, injured and sick. It's a great opportunity to showcase what can be achieved and promises to be great fun"
Northants Cricket Chief Executive David Smith added, “We are delighted to support this match and our disability cricket pathway, as it plays a key part of our strategy to improve our standing within the local community.”
Tickets will be available soon, and for further event information, please visit northantscricket.com or call 01604 514455.