Staffordshire County Cricket Club is urgently seeking former players

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Staffordshire County Cricket Club is urgently seeking former players to contact the club regarding attending a get together being organised for all players who have represented the county in championship cricket matches to mark the occasion of Staffordshire playing their 1000th Minor Counties Championship fixture during 2015.

The event is taking place on the opening day of the county’s three day match against Buckinghamshire at Knypersley Cricket Club on Sunday August 16th 2015. Coffee will be served in the pavilion on the morning of the game following which there will be a lunch at which a former Staffordshire player who went on to represent England will propose a toast to the county club. Light refreshments will be served during the tea interval. In addition all former players will receive a commemorative souvenir match programme which will contain a full list of the 700+ players to have represented the county in championship cricket, which will indicate their individual number, as well as a small gift. There is a small donation of £10 required to confirm each former player’s attendance which should be forwarded to county club secretary Nick Archer at 9 Cricket Close, Walsall WS5 3PU with cheques made payable to Staffordshire County Cricket Club. In order to complete the arrangements all cheques confirming attendance are required to be received by the club secretary by July 31st. Following this date confirmation of the arrangements for the day will be forwarded to all former players attending the celebratory occasion.

All six living former captains David Hancock, Peter Gill, Nick Archer, Steve Dean, Richard Harvey and Paul Goodwin will be in attendance and each is urging their former colleagues to attend the reunion as the county marks this unique occasion which sees Staffordshire become only the third county to reach the 1000th game milestone. Players wishing to discuss the occasion are invited to contact their respective former captain. David Hancock 0161 439 7569 ddhanco@gmail.com Peter Gill 07771 715960 png@timco.co.uk Nick Archer 07767 775350 nickarcher@bdpcl.org Steve Dean 07966 078167 stevedean199@gmail.com Richard Harvey 07813 082607 rharvey@excelacademy.info Paul Goodwin 07799 661893 pg@madeley.staffs.sch.uk

Former players requiring further information and a formal invitation are requested to provide details of their e-mail addresses to either allansmith1@ntlworld.com or nickarcher@bdpcl.org and invitations will be forwarded by return.

Staffordshire actually play their 1000th match away to Northumberland starting on August 2nd as having won the Unicorns Minor Counties championship title in 2014 an extra title deciding play-off match against Wiltshire was required. Due to this the celebrations are being held on the occasion of the county’s 1001st ever championship match.