Trescothick among England legends in King’s T20 fundraiser

Tres5Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick is to join a host of fellow England legends for a special fundraising match at King’s College in Taunton this summer.

King’s First XI will take on the PCA England Masters XI in the game on Thursday 2 July to raise money for the new sports hub at the school.

Among the former England Test stars taking part will be two others with a Somerset connection – current Director of Cricket Matt Maynard and pace bowler Andy Caddick.

King’s First XI is captained by the school’s own England star, Sam Underdown, a member of the Somerset Cricket Academy who recently took part in the England Under 17s tour to the UAE.

The other former England Test players lined up to take part in the match are Mark Ramprakash, Matthew Hoggard, Adam Hollioake, Neil Fairbrother, Alex Tudor and Simon Jones, with two more names yet to be announced.

King’s is delighted that Succession ( has agreed to be the main sponsor for this prestigious, high profile event, and is looking forward to welcoming them at the match.

King’s parent, Simon Chamberlain from Succession said: “I am really looking forward to the T20 match at King’s against the England Masters. It’s great to be able to support an event like this and I hope that it goes a long way towards funding the new sports hub at the school. It is going to be fantastic to have so many England Test Match players here. Education is about inspiration so hopefully this day will inspire the next generation of international cricketers.”

Marcus Kings PCA storyMarcus Trescothick is looking forward to the match, which will be his debut for the England Masters XI.

“I have never played in any of the PCA Masters games before, so I haven’t had the chance to meet up with a lot of the guys I played with during my England career and there will be some legends of the game playing.

“It’s great for me that my first game is here in Taunton, so I hope lots of people come along and support us. King’s College has produced a large number of players who have come to join us at Somerset and long may that continue.”

Talking about the new sports hub, Marcus added: “The new sports hub is a really exciting development and will be a great facility for both the school and the local community of Taunton to use and enjoy.”

The match will start at 4pm on 2 July, with gates opening at 1pm. Tickets are on sale at King’s College and Somerset County Sports.

Standard entry to the match is £10 for adults and £3 for children, which also includes a player question and answer session and a jazz concert.

Hospitality ticket are priced £75, which includes a pre-match lunch, drinks, afternoon tea and parking in addition to the match, player Q&A and jazz concert. Discounts are available for hospitality group bookings (tables of 10). Sponsorship deals are also available.

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