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Pro-Celebrity Cricket Tour in Antigua & Barbuda signs McBusted’s Harry Judd

24 September 2015

• Host of VIPs to play in Lord’s Taverners 65th Anniversary Tour

Antigua and  Barbuda Tourism Authority

  • Host of VIPs to play in Lord’s Taverners 65th Anniversary Tour
  • Cricketing legends include Sir Viv Richards, Mike Gatting OBE, Luke Wright, Andy Caddick, Ryan Ten Doeschate
  • Celebs include Harry Judd, BBC DJ Mark Chapman, comedian Nick Hancock, TV’s Jonnie Irwin and Charlie Dale

Harry Judd – star of McBusted and Strictly Come Dancing - will join showbiz friends and cricketing legends for a very special Pro-Celebrity Cricket Tour in Antigua & Barbuda to celebrate Lord’s Taverners 65th Anniversary this October.

Cricketing luminaries including Sir Viv Richards, Mike Gatting OBE and Luke Wright, will head to the sun with stars such as Harry, comedian Nick Hancock and BBC Radio DJ Mark Chapman for five days of first class cricket staged against the stunning backdrop of the twin jewels of the Caribbean.

The tour, running from 12 to 16 October, celebrates the 65th anniversary of Lord’s Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. The Lord’s Taverners will undertake various initiatives during the tour to help create sporting chances for young people in Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda, a twin-island state in the Eastern Caribbean, is a year-round world class cricket destination. With an incredible 365 beaches and an impressive national cricket stadium, there’s no shortage of space to enjoy the Caribbean’s favourite pastime.

Harry commented:

“It’s a real honour to be invited to bat and bowl with my cricketing heroes and the Lord’s Taverners in Antigua and Barbuda.It’s a destination where cricketing history has been made and one of the best places for cricket fans, like myself, to indulge in their love of the sport. I’m also looking forward to relaxing on one of Antigua’s stunning 365 beaches after the match”

Sir Viv Richards said:

There’s nowhere better to be than Antigua and Barbuda when the cricket’s in town! The Lord’s Taverner’s have always had close links to Antigua and Barbuda having raised £25,000 towards the restoration of the island’s St John’s Anglican Cathedral just last year. I believe very strongly that all young people should have access to sport so the Lord’s Taverners is a charity very close to my heart.”

The full squad line-up is;

Celebrities: Harry Judd, Mark Chapman, Jonnie Irwin, Nick Hancock and Charlie Day.

Cricket pros: Sir Vivian Richards, Mike Gatting OBE, Luke Wright, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Gus McKay, Andy Caddick, Chris Nash, Martyn Ball and Paul Pritchard.

The package includes 7 nights’ all-inclusive accommodation at the luxury boutique Sugar Ridge Hotel, return flights from London Gatwick, welcome cocktail reception with the players, a night time 20/20 cricket match at the Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground, a beach cricket match at the Valley Church Beach with a post-match BBQ, VIP fund-raising dinner and a catamaran day trip with the players.

*Customers booking before Monday 28th September will also get an exclusive Cricket Skills Masterclass with the pros, plus a framed and signed photo of them with the  squad*

Prices start from £1,599 per person (based on two sharing a double room.) Price subject to availability of flight at time of booking.

To book visit www.internationalcrickettours.co.uk or call 0203 824 8444. 

ENDS

Media Information

For media enquiries, please contact Laoise Collins at The Brighter Group on Antigua@brightergroup.com or telephone 020 7326 9880.

Notes to Editors – Lord’s Taverners

Lord’s Taverners  

Every year, the Lord’s Taverners helps young people of all abilities and backgrounds participate in sporting and recreational activities. In 2014 alone, the Lord’s Taverners gave 8.6 million sporting chances across all of its charitable programmes.

To find out more about the Lord’s Taverners (registered charity no. 306054) go to:

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