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Upminster excited by another Essex date

PUBLISHED: 11:46 28 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:46 28 April 2017

Louis Pickering of Upminster celebrates taking the wicket of Essex's Ryan ten Doeschate during the 2016 benefit match (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Louis Pickering of Upminster celebrates taking the wicket of Essex's Ryan ten Doeschate during the 2016 benefit match (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Club confirm annual benefit match with county XI

Upminster Cricket Club have confirmed they will be hosting an Essex XI in their annual benefit match later this year.

The 30-over fixture on September 10 will start at 1.30pm and be the 20th anniversary of their first meeting in 1997, in aid of the Essex Cricket Foundation.

The match is one of the most eagerly-anticipated of the local club cricket season, with four-figure crowds attracted to Upminster Park in recent years for beneficiaries Ravi Bopara and Alastair Cook.

And an Upminster club spokesman said: “Being able to host a game once again is a great honour for the club, especially as it’s 20 years this season since the first game of this nature took place.

“The Essex Cricket Foundation does great work across Essex and East London in promoting the game and giving people the chance to play cricket, so we are really pleased to help support them.

“What’s great about the annual Benefit Match is that it brings together the whole community for the day and that a number of members from other local clubs always come to support the occasion.”


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