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Local clubs offered chance to play England legends

ESPNcricinfo staff

April 27, 2012

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Local cricket clubs in England and Wales will be given the chance to host a game against a team of England 'legends' in a scheme designed to provide a boost to club finances.

Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, will lead the legends team in three Twenty20 matches over the August Bank Holiday weekend, with clubs encouraged to utilise the games to organise activities to generate funds to help improve and repair their facilities.

To be in with a chance of hosting one of the games, clubs must be registered for NatWest CricketForce Fundraiser. Once clubs have registered they need to demonstrate the strength of their support by enlisting supporters to vote for them online and make it into the top ten on the leaderboard at natwest.com/cricket.

The ten clubs with the most points when voting closes at 9am on Tuesday June 26 will be submitted to a judging panel who will decide which clubs will host one of the three NatWest Locals v Legends T20 games.

"Every local cricket club has its own legends who, on their day, believe that they can compete against the best," Vaughan said. "The NatWest Locals v Legends T20 Series will allow three grassroots clubs to win the chance for my team of former England stars to come and play them at their home ground for a one-off match to raise funds for their club."

All clubs who register will be eligible to win a range of prizes from signed merchandise and tickets to attending training sessions with current England players.

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Posted by Lord_Dravid on (April 28, 2012, 16:06 GMT)

can anyone plz tell me who is or who are the legends of english cricket of the modern era?

Posted by SLAZV600 on (April 27, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

No doubt this will start numerous comments regarding the "Legends" title.

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