Barmy Army and cricket royalty set for Horsham in charity T20

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The Barmy Army’s Sussex leg of their 2015 charity tour of England and Wales will be held at Horsham on Friday.

BAT2015 was created by Paul Burnham to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Barmy Army and to raise much needed funds for the Lord’s Taverners.

The aim is to raise £100,000 for the Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity dedicated to giving young people a sporting chance.

Barmy Army managing director Burnham said: “We are delighted that Horsham CC have agreed to host the Sussex leg of BAT2015. Horsham is a wonderful place to play cricket and we are looking forward to a fun evening and raising money at a ground where many of the greats of the game have plied their trade.”

The event starts at 6pm with a T20 match between a Horsham XI against a Barmy Army/ Lord’s Taverners XI, including celebrities.

After the match, there will be a Q&A with Chris Adams, Holly Colvin, Burnham and Billy ‘The Trumpet’ Cooper, a trick shot show from Rob Brown, a raffle and an auction. Entry is free.

Horsham hosts the Australian over-60s side on Monday when they take on Sussex.

The Aussies are on a 19-match tour and have recently suffered their first reverse to Oxfordshire after wining their five previous games. Action starts 12pm.

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